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Gleeson delays indefinitely Monsanto, Cerro Copper trial involving thousands of pollution claims

By Record News | Oct 18, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Chief Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson, who had set the first of many pollution trials involving Monsanto and Cerro Copper to be taking place while voters decided whether to retain him, postponed it in August and delayed it indefinitely on Oct. 3.

Watson must defend jail suicide suit brought by MacArthur Justice Center of Chicago

By Record News | Oct 9, 2018

BENTON – St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson must defend a claim of deliberate indifference in a jail suicide, U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle ruled on Oct. 4.

Co-defendant Cerro wants Gleeson to unseal documents in pollution suit, saying lack of access denies 'fundamental fairness'

By Record News | Aug 14, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Cerro Flow copper company, facing trial against 11,256 plaintiffs, wants to see a document St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson has kept not only from the public but also from Cerro Flow.

Gleeson grants dismissal in suit against St. Clair County Circuit Clerk

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 9, 2018

St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson granted Circuit Clerk Kahalah Clay’s motion to dismiss a man’s suit alleging she failed to notify him that his suit against the City of Belleville had been dismissed.

Man says St. Clair County Circuit Clerk obstructed justice by misstating date of service

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 3, 2018

A man suing St. Clair County Circuit Clerk Kahala Clay for allegedly failing to notify him that his suit against the City of Belleville had been dismissed now argues that Clay obstructed justice by misstating the date of service.

Madison County judicial candidates submit first quarter reports

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 17, 2018

Madison County circuit judge candidates have raised a total of $45,353 in the first quarter, with Democratic candidates receiving roughly 80 percent of those contributions.

Man alleges injuries from Collinsville crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 30, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver claims another motorist turned in front of him on IL-157 in Collinsville and caused a collision.

Man files Dram Shop suit against Spike's Pub & Grub

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 27, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A man claims he was assaulted by an intoxicated patron at Spike's Pub & Grub.

St. Clair County circuit clerk opposes summary judgment, says duty to mail court orders does not exist

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 14, 2018

St. Clair County Circuit Clerk Kahalah Clay says a man has “morphed” her duty to provide a docket sheet into a duty to mail court orders in a suit alleging she failed to notify him that his suit against the City of Belleville had been dismissed.

Appellate court candidates Overstreet and Hoerner receive 'highly qualified' ratings in ISBA evaluation

By Ann Maher | Mar 2, 2018

Justice David Overstreet and Belleville attorney Kevin Hoerner were rated "highly qualified" in a review by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Judicial Evaluations Committee, released this week.

Office Depot customer alleges automatic doors closed on him, causing injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE – An Office Depot customer alleges he was injured when he was struck by automatic doors at the store.

Nearly half of Kolker campaign contributors have cases before the judge; Campaign says contributions are not solicited

By Record News | Feb 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Almost half the civil suits that began in St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker’s court from July through December last year involved lawyers who contributed to his campaign for circuit judge in the same period.

East St. Louis school district seeks to dismiss suit alleging kindergartener fell off monkey bars

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 31, 2018

An East St. Louis school district says it is immune from liability in a mother’s suit alleging her son was injured when he fell off the monkey bars.

Kolker campaign raises more than $100K in fourth quarter; Plaintiff firms factor big

By Ann Maher | Jan 29, 2018

St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker's campaign committee raised more than $100,000 in the last quarter of 2017 as he seeks election to the vacancy left by circuit judge Robert LeChien who died in August.

Suit alleging former East St. Louis high school student was sexually assaulted settles during trial

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 26, 2018

A mother’s suit alleging her disabled daughter was sexually assaulted by another East St. Louis high school student settled shortly after voir dire ended in Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson’s courtroom.

Suit alleging sexual assault at East St. Louis high school at trial in Gleeson’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 24, 2018

A mother’s lawsuit alleging her disabled daughter was removed from class and sexually assaulted by another East St. Louis high school student is at trial in Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson’s courtroom.

Belleville attorney Hoerner files for Fifth District Appellate Court; Overstreet also files

By Ann Maher | Nov 28, 2017

Belleville attorney Kevin Hoerner has submitted paperwork to run in the spring primary as a Democratic candidate for the Fifth District Appellate Court, in a seat being vacated by retiring Justice Richard Goldenhersh.

JSS Hospitality LLC alleges partner breached duty in hotel development

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County company alleges that it was prevented from developing a hotel in Glen Carbon because a partner entered into another agreement with another investor.

Wrongful death suit filed against Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab Center

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 22, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A man is suing a Lebanon nursing home for failing to transfer a patient when her condition worsened, allegedly causing her to die of a stroke shortly after. 

St. Clair County responds to residents' motion to strike bid rigging suit; Parties seek to extend August trial date

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 20, 2017

St. Clair County and former treasurer Charles Suarez filed a response to several residents’ motion to strike their reply supporting summary judgment, claiming that their reply sufficiently argues “exceptional circumstances” to file the reply in a suit alleging they participated in a bid rigging scheme.

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