News from November 2010

Case management conference set in state's suit against Cahokia Mounds ATV riders

By Amelia Flood | Nov 1, 2010

Young A case management conference is set in a suit filed by the state of Illinois over injuries a Department of Natural Resources officer suffered when he was hit by two ATV riders at Cahokia Mounds.

Defendant moves for summary judgment in Belleville business owners' defamation case

By Amelia Flood | Nov 1, 2010

Maag A summary judgment motion is pending and the path to trial is set for a defamation case filed by two Belleville business owners against the head of a citizen's group aimed at protecting Belleville's heritage.

Damages hearing set in Rick Jones' suit against homebuyer

By Amelia Flood | Nov 1, 2010

Callis A hearing on damages has been set in a default judgment won by imprisoned real estate developer Rick Jones in a breach of contract suit.

Judge awards plaintiff's attorney $95, denies $800 sanction

By Amelia Flood | Nov 1, 2010

The attorney for a man who claims his wife of more than 20 years stole his retirement funds and left him without food and water in their bathtub after a fall will get $95 from one of the defendants in the case.

Crowder sends questions about discovery order in atrazine case to appellate court

By Amelia Flood | Nov 1, 2010

One of a series of proposed class actions against the makers of the weed killer atrazine is headed to Mount Vernon as defendant Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. won its plea asking that questions be certified for appeal.

Dueling motions filed in Saline Township sexual harassment suits

By Amelia Flood | Nov 2, 2010

Maag Attorneys for Saline Township are arguing that plaintiffs in six sexual harassment suits filed against it and former Supervisor Alvin Steiner have conceded their claims are not applicable to the township.

Attorneys in O'Fallon sexual battery case hint at appeal

By Amelia Flood | Nov 2, 2010

Callis Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis has received a letter from attorneys in a suit stemming from a music teacher's sexual relationship with a teenager about possible appellate action.

East St. Louis grocery store sued over customer's slip on snow and ice

By Andrea Dearden | Nov 2, 2010

A customer is asking the owners of an East St. Louis grocery store to pay more than $150,000 after he allegedly slipped and fell on snow and ice in the parking lot.

Wal-Mart building contractor sues Godfrey store's general contractor

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 2, 2010

A Missouri corporation claims it owes a union nearly $300,000 in dues after it provided laborers for a construction project that it believed to be non-union.

Matoesian retained

By Ann Knef | Nov 2, 2010

Matoesian Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian appears to have been retained to a sixth six-year term.

Dwight Kay leading Jay Hoffman

By Ann Knef | Nov 2, 2010

Kay Republican Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon appears to have upset incumbent Democrat Jay Hoffman of Collinsville.

Republicans take seats in Madison County

By Ann Knef | Nov 2, 2010

Prenzler Republican Kurt Prenzler defeated sitting Madison County Treasurer Frank Miles by 4,418 votes.

Kay defeats Hoffman in 112th House District

By Ann Knef | Nov 2, 2010

Kay Republican Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon has defeated incumbent Democrat Jay Hoffman of Collinsville in the 112th House District, 19,473 to 18,102.

Kilbride prevails in costly retention election

By Ann Knef | Nov 2, 2010

Kilbride Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride has been retained to a second 10-year term.

St. Clair County circuit judges retained

By Ann Knef | Nov 3, 2010

LeChien Three St. Clair County circuit judges in the 20th Judicial Circuit were easily retained to six-year terms.

Clinton County elects Middendorff circuit judge

By Ann Knef | Nov 3, 2010

Middendorff Despite a strong GOP showing in Clinton County, atttorney Doug Gruenke, a Republican from New Baden, was defeated by Associate Judge Dennis Middendorff, a Democrat from Carlyle, to fill a vacancy in the 4th Judicial Circuit.

Matoesian earns 70 percent to be retained; Unopposed Mudge to fill Stack vacancy

By Ann Knef | Nov 3, 2010

Mudge Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian received 70 percent of the total vote to be retained to a sixth six-year term.

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