Freeark, Harvey and Mendillo News

Guardian claims TD Ameritrade, Bank of America allowed unauthorized account withdrawals

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE — An estate guardian is suing two financial institutions for allegedly allowing unauthorized individuals to withdraw more than $413,000 from an account.

Fifth District affirms Lopinot in med mal defense verdict

By Ann Maher | Jan 19, 2018

The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot involving a 2016 medical malpractice trial that ended with a defense verdict.

Request for punitive damages allowed in suit against AmeriGas; Leaking propane allegedly caused rental property explosion

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 12, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian granted State Farm’s motion to request punitive damages against a propane company after leaking gas caused an explosion at a rental property, which allegedly “knocked a home from its foundation and nearly killed an entire family.”

Condo association, realty company deny liability in suit alleging property had flooding problems

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 11, 2018

A Collinsville condominium association and a realty company deny liability in a property buyer’s suit alleging they failed to inform him that the property had drainage and flooding issues.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist $15K in collision suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 23, 2017

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorist $15,000 in a suit involving an O’Fallon rear-end collision.

Nurse denies liability in suit alleging blisters from cosmetic vein treatment

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 28, 2017

A nurse claims a patient’s own negligence caused her injuries in a medical malpractice suit alleging the patient suffered blisters and hair loss during a cosmetic vein treatment.

St. Clair County jury reaches defense verdict in Gleeson's court in medical malpractice suit alleging misdiagnosed spinal injury

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 1, 2017

A St. Clair County jury returned a verdict in favor of all four defendant medical professionals on Wednesday in Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson's courtroom in a suit alleging they failed to recognize the severity of a patient's spinal injury. 

Lopinot grants in part, denies in part auction company’s motion to dismiss suit alleging shill bidding

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 26, 2017

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot granted partial dismissal of a suit alleging shill or ghost bidding was used to raise prices at a land auction, but granted the plaintiffs an opportunity to provide additional details.

Motorcyclist awarded $50,000 in suit alleging he crashed to avoid girl on bicycle; Jury found plaintiff was 30 percent liable

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 4, 2017

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorcyclist $50,000 in a crash he says was caused when he had to swerve to avoid a minor girl who rode her bicycle into his path, but found the plaintiff was 30 percent negligent in the collision.

Astronomers seek to strike woman's demand for bill of particulars; They say their 15-page complaint is sufficient

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 8, 2017

Two astronomers seek to strike another astronomer's demand for a bill of particulars in their suit alleging the woman made defamatory statements within their professional community.

Madison County jury awards UPS delivery driver $16K in suit alleging dog attack; Plaintiff requested $1.6M

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 11, 2017

A Madison County jury returned a verdict in favor of a UPS driver on Wednesday, awarding the plaintiff $16,000 in a suit alleging he injured his back when he was attacked by a dog while delivering a package.

UPS delivery driver’s dog attack suit at trial in Mudge’s court; Defense questions when plaintiff returned to work

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 11, 2017

A suit alleging a UPS delivery driver injured his back after being attacked by a dog in 2012 is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Madison County jury awards woman $5,800 in car accident suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 6, 2016

A Madison County jury awarded a woman $5,800 in a suit alleging a motorist struck a police cruiser while she was handcuffed in the backseat.

Car accident suit at trial in Judge Matoesian's court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 29, 2016

A car accident lawsuit alleging a woman was injured when a driver struck the police cruiser she was sitting in while handcuffed in the backseat is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian’s courtroom.

Belleville attorney James Mendillo appointed ARDC Chair

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 14, 2016

The Illinois Supreme Court on Monday announced that it has appointed James R. Mendillo of the Belleville firm Freeark Harvey & Mendillo PC as the Chair of the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, ARDC.

Madison County jury awards woman $29K in car accident suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 7, 2015

A Madison County jury awarded a woman $29,355 in a lawsuit involving an Edwardsville vehicle accident.

Two car accident lawsuits at trial in Madison County

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 2, 2015

Two car accident lawsuits went to trial this week in the Madison County Circuit Court. Judges Dennis Ruth and Tom Chapman are presiding over the cases.

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