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Madison County saw 11 civil jury trials go all the way to verdict in 2015 with Madison County juries awarding a total of $830,028 this year in four of those cases.Of those jury verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs, two of those cases were personal injury lawsuits arising out of car accidents. The other two cases alleged wrongful termination and fraud. Of the 11 jury verdicts, seven cases ended in defense verdicts. Seven cases were law cases and four were arbitration cases that could not reach agr
CHICAGO – Rogers Cartage must pay $200,000 for litigating a claim it had already settled over pollution in Cahokia, appellate judges of the Seventh Circuit decided. On July 27, they affirmed a sanction that former district judge Patrick Murphy imposed on the trucking company in 2013. Their decision apparently nailed down the last detail of litigation that the U.S.
Madison County claims it has immunity in a lawsuit alleging a woman and her baby fell into a manhole
Madison County alleges immunity and seeks to dismiss a mother’s lawsuit claiming she and her baby were injured when she fell into a manhole. Shelia DeBoise filed the May 8 lawsuit against Madison County, the City of Madison, its Department of Public Works, Venice Township, Metro East Sanitary District, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Manuel Foschiatti and some unnamed owners. According to the complaint, DeBoise claims she stepped on a manhole cover on Foschiatti’s property on May 11,
Druley An environmental contamination complaint over horse manure and trash dumped on land purchased for the development of a St. Clair County subdivision has spurred an insurance coverage dispute in federal court.
Tillery Madison County lawsuits against makers of the weed killer atrazine have survived motions to dismiss, petitions for review and a PR campaign that sought to rely on the court's "Hellhole" reputation.
Mudge rules against Syngenta in 'trade secret' document issue; Admonishes defendant for mislabeling emails for privilege sake
Mudge Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge ruled that certain defense documents in a proposed class action against atrazine-maker Syngenta are not confidential trade secrets.