News from January 2016

St. Clair County real estate Dec. 11-28

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 5, 2016

A list of recent real estate transactions for St. Clair County. Including Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, Collinsville, Dupo, East Carondelet, East St. Louis, Fairmont City, Fairview Heights, Freeburg, Lebanon, Marissa, Mascoutah, Millstadt, New Athens, New Baden, O’Fallon, Rauscher, St. Libory, Shiloh, Smithton, Swansea and Waterloo.

St. Clair County foreclosures Dec. 4-23

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 5, 2016

A list of recent St. Clair County foreclosures. Including Belleville, Cahokia, Collinsville, East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, Marissa, Mascoutah and O'Fallon.

Madison County foreclosures Dec. 15-31

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 5, 2016

A list of recent Madison County foreclosures. Including Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Godfrey, Granite City, Madison, Moro, Staunton and Troy.

Madison County asbestos jury docket Jan. 11

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 5, 2016

The asbestos jury docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on Jan. 11 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 11

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 5, 2016

Madison County Circuit Judges Matoesian, Ruth, Mudge and Crowder have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Jan. 11.

The Madigan Mob rides again

By The Madison County Record | Jan 5, 2016

There are dangers associated with the public sale and consumption of alcohol, but most of us would agree that Prohibition was an overreaction to them and only made matters worse.

Milk marketing dispute to be argued at Illinois Supreme Court on Jan. 14

By Ann Maher | Jan 5, 2016

A fraud suit that originated 10 years ago in Madison County will be argued at the Illinois Supreme Court on Jan. 14. Prairie Farms Dairy (PFD) is appealing a Fourth District Appellate Court decision involving a milk marketing agreement that went in favor of plaintiffs Michael and Denise Richter of Highland in June.

Owner alleges construction companies damaged his property

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 5, 2016

BELLEVILLE – The owner of commercial real estate in Edgemont is suing four Illinois companies, alleging unauthorized use of a portion of his property.

Plaintiffs don't get to change judges simply because they withdraw, refile suit, high court rules

By Dana Herra | Jan 5, 2016

The Illinois Supreme Court has shot down a plaintiff’s attempt to change judges after she dropped a lawsuit and then re-filed it, saying her attempt to “reset the clock” on the process was a loophole those who wrote the rules did not intend to be exploited. State law allows each party to a lawsuit to request one substitution of judge without cause, as long as the motion is made before the judge ha

Construction worker alleges injuries at job site after getting hit with equipment

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 5, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A Cahokia man is suing a construction company, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered when a piece of equipment hit him.

Estate alleges intoxicated driver caused death, injuries in collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 5, 2016

BELLEVILLE – The estate of a deceased woman is suing a Maryville motorist and a bar that served him drinks, alleging his intoxicated state led to the motor vehicle accident that killed her. 

Madison County asbestos motion docket Jan. 11-15

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 5, 2016

Madison County's asbestos motion docket for the week of Jan. 11 is packed with more than 300 cases. Most of them were filed in 2015.

Injured trucker blames Darby Trucking, driver for collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 5, 2016

BENTON – A Missouri trucker is suing a Mississippi trucking company and a driver, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered as the result of a tractor-trailer accident in Cumberland County.

Couple blames companies for husband's asbestos exposure

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 5, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville couple is suing more than 20 companies, alleging negligence for the husband's exposure to asbestos fibers during his working life.

Hey, millennials, take note

By The Madison County Record | Jan 5, 2016

Just about everyone is tired of being sold a Bill of Goods by the Political Class. The new message MUST ring true by being specific enough that everyone understands the route to success.

Former employee sues Southern Illinois Motor Xpress for alleged racial discrimination

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 5, 2016

BENTON – A Saline County man is suing a Cutler trucking and distribution company, alleging racial discrimination, a hostile work environment and retaliation.

Reagan rules against insurer seeking to question shopkeeper's husband in case involving suspicious fire

By The Madison County Record | Jan 5, 2016

Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan and former federal judge Patrick Murphy prevented an insurer from questioning the husband of a shopkeeper about a fire, though both husband and wife had signed a proof of loss claim as insureds. Reagan granted relief against Amco Insurance on Dec. 11, writing that he was “not aware of any law that makes one an insured merely because he thinks it is so.”

Suit involving Highland collision at trial in Mudge’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 6, 2016

A lawsuit involving a Highland vehicle collision is at trial this week in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

St. Clair County saw 15 civil cases go to jury verdict in 2015; Roughly $286,647 total awarded

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 6, 2016

St. Clair County juries awarded a total of roughly $286,647 in 15 civil cases that went to verdict in 2015. Of those 15 cases, there were five defense verdicts and 10 verdicts in favor of plaintiffs. Only five of those cases involved civil cases in the law division, where the plaintiff sought more than $50,000 for damages. The remaining cases were in the arbitration division or the LM division, which includes cases where the plaintiff sought $50,000 or less for damages.

Landmark state report lights path toward lowering Illinois property taxes

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 6, 2016

Absurdly high property taxes demand bold reforms from Illinois lawmakers. New recommendations from a state task force show exactly what kind.

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