Boyle Brasher News

Thirty lawyers apply for three associate seats on St. Clair County bench; Runoff is possible

By Ann Maher | Jan 15, 2019

Thirty local lawyers have applied for three associate judge positions that became open after the November election.

Lawyer contributions account big in Kelly's fund-raising

By Record News | Oct 31, 2017

WASHINGTON – Lawyers contributed most of the money that St. Clair County state’s attorney Brendan Kelly raised to start his campaign for Congress.

Mudge grants motion to transfer injury suit against Norfolk Southern to Macoupin where accident occurred

By Ann Maher | Jan 9, 2017

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge has granted a defense motion to move an injury suit against Norfolk Southern Railway Co. to Macoupin County where a fatal railroad crossing accident occurred nearly three years ago.

LeChien substitution rate persists in St. Clair County

By Record News | Dec 21, 2016

St. Clair County voters approved circuit judge Robert LeChien in November, but litigants continue seeking to replace him. 

Norfolk Southern argues driver in fatal collision was under influence; Defendants also seek to transfer out of Madison Co.

By Ann Maher | Jun 20, 2016

Norfolk Southern Railway Co. is seeking to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit brought by a couple whose son was killed at a railroad crossing in February 2014 in Macoupin County.

Nursing home seeks to transfer wrongful death suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 3, 2015

A Jefferson County nursing home seeks to transfer a lawsuit alleging a patient died after falling several times.

Rehab center denies liability in suit alleging disabled child suffered broken hip and black eye

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 29, 2015

A Collinsville rehab center denied liability and claims a disabled child’s own negligence was the sole cause of any injuries she allegedly suffered while attending a long-term care facility.

Tree cutter admits that he was liable for his own alleged injuries in suit against homeowner

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 28, 2015

A tree cutter who originally sued a homeowner after he fell out of the tree while sawing off limbs has admitted that the defendant is not liable for his alleged injuries and that he climbed the tree of his own accord. Plaintiff Cody LaFarge’s May 29 admission states that he is not holding defendant Kelly Thurman responsible for him falling out of the tree on the defendant’s property. “At no time did Kelly direct me to climb into the tree."

Railroad company seeks to dismiss ‘vague’ wrongful death lawsuit involving train wreck

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 20, 2015

A railroad corporation accuses a father of making vague allegations in a lawsuit following a traumatic freight train accident that claimed the lives of his wife and three children near the Vandalia Halloween parade in 2013.

Godfrey rehab facility denies it lied about non-compete agreement

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 13, 2015

A Godfrey rehab facility accused of lying to keep an employee from working for a competing company has denied the allegations against it.

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