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Gilbert grants summary judgment for Union Pacific in injured engineer's negligence case

By John Breslin | Feb 20, 2019

BENTON -- District judge J. Ryan Gilbert granted summary judgment to a railroad company in a case alleging one of its engineers slipped and fell as he inspected a train.

Former employee sues common carrier for alleged negligence

By Michael Abella | Jan 30, 2017

BELLEVILLE — The special administrator of a former Union Pacific employee alleges the decedent developed lung cancer from toxic exposures.

Conductor alleges injuries from throwing switch

By Michael Abella | Jan 16, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A conductor is suing Union Pacific after he allegedly injured himself while trying to throw a switch.

Illinois Supreme Court won't take up Union Pacific's challenge to St. Clair County forum

By Ann Maher | Nov 29, 2016

The state's high court has denied Union Pacific's petition for leave to appeal a forum decision arising from a St. Clair County railroad injury case.

Madison County real estate Oct. 7-14

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Oct 25, 2016

An Alton home sold for $445,000 as part of the real estate transactions for Oct. 7-14.

Madison County civil docket Oct. 24-28

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Oct 18, 2016

Madison County Circuit Judges Barberis, Crowder, Ruth, Mudge and Hylla have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Oct. 24-28.

Conductor alleges Union Pacific Railroad had unsafe work environment

By Michael Abella | Oct 14, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A conductor is suing Union Pacific Railroad Company, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Union Pacific sued over alleged exposure to toxic substances

By Michael Abella | Oct 14, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A special administrator of a deceased man's estate is suing Union Pacific Railroad Company, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

3M Company, dozens of others accused of liability for benzene exposure

By Louie Torres | Oct 11, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia and her husband are suing several companies, alleging that they bear responsibility for her alleged exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products.

Madison County jury awards railroad worker who developed cancer $7.5M; Plaintiff attorney called defense arguments ‘dog and pony show’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 28, 2016

A Madison County jury awarded a former Union Pacific railroad employee $7.5 million on Wednesday in Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Asbestos attorneys provide appellate practice tips; Forum and jurisdiction issues among top disputes

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 28, 2016

Asbestos attorneys William Kohlburn and Brad Elward acknowledged the issues surrounding forum and jurisdiction disputes in local asbestos litigation while discussing Missouri and Illinois appellate practices at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference.

Railroad worker’s suit alleging injury from chemical exposure at trial in Judge Mudge’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 20, 2016

A railroad worker’s lawsuit alleging he developed leukemia from exposure to creosote is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s court.

Madison County civil docket Sept. 19-23

By Carrie Gonzalez | Sep 13, 2016

Only a handful of cases are set for Madison County's civil docket during the week beginning Sept. 19.

Railroad worker alleges exposure to creosote and solar radiation

By The Madison County Record | Sep 6, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A railroad employee is suing Union Pacific, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Madison County civil docket Sept. 12-15

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Sep 6, 2016

There are 22 cases with hearings scheduled for the week of Sept. 12-15

Supreme Court to hear appeals in rigged tax sales case and railroad verdict reversal next month

By Ann Maher | Aug 24, 2016

Oral arguments set for the Illinois Supreme Court's September term include two major civil cases out of the Metro-East.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 24-31

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Aug 16, 2016

Madison County circuit judges have motion hearings scheduled for Aug. 24 and 26 next week and for Aug. 30 and 31 the following week.

Marion County man’s injury suit against railroad can proceed in St. Clair County, appellate court rules

By Record News | Jul 18, 2016

MOUNT VERNON –St. Clair County was a proper forum for a Marion County man’s suit over an injury he suffered in Marion County, Fifth District appellate judges have ruled. 

Union Pacific prevails in appeal involving '07 fatal accident; Two Madison County juries have decided case

By Ann Maher | Jul 12, 2016

Fifth District Appellate Court justices have affirmed a ruling in favor of Union Pacific Railroad involving a fatal collision at a private crossing in Iron County, Mo.

Madison County civil docket June 27-July 1

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2016

More than 200 major civil cases are on Madison County's docket the week of June 27.

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