News from November 2016

Man alleges injuries from Collinsville collision

By Michael Abella | Nov 28, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Maryville man claims he was injured in an accident with a Collinsville resident at a locak intersection.

Three reasons AFSCME has so much power over Illinois taxpayers

By Mailee Smith, Illinois Policy Institute | Nov 28, 2016

Over the years, AFSCME – the state’s largest government-worker union – has amassed incredible benefits for state workers through contract negotiations with the state. When AFSCME comes to the bargaining table, it isn’t AFSCME versus the governor – it’s AFSCME versus the state taxpayer. And AFSCME holds extraordinarily more power in the process than the state taxpayers footing the bill.

Madison County 'light' cigarette case hangs on in spite of demise of Price v. Philip Morris

By Ann Maher | Nov 28, 2016

An 11-year-old "light" cigarette lawsuit containing similar allegations as Madison County's most notable class action - Price v. Philip Morris - has been continued an 11th time since a judge ordered the plaintiff to explain why it should not be dismissed for want of prosecution.

Six-year-old accident suit settles before trial begins

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 28, 2016

A six-year-old car accident suit settled for an unspecified amount on Nov. 16, nearly two weeks before it was set to go to trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Barefoot restaurant denies liability, seeks to transfer slip and fall suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 29, 2016

A Hardin restaurant owner seeks to transfer a woman’s suit alleging a leaky toilet caused her to slip and fall.

Auctioneer supports motion to dismiss man’s suit alleging injures from upturned garden rake; Guest agrees to amend complaint

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 29, 2016

A man suing an auctioneer agreed to amend his complaint after the defendant sought dismissal on the grounds that the entity being sued does not legally exist. Jerry Keel filed a complaint on June 10 against Geneve L.

Man facing life in prison over child sexual abuse conviction to get new trial; Callis improperly excluded defense witesses, ruling says

By Record News | Nov 29, 2016

MOUNT VERNON – Former Madison County chief judge Ann Callis improperly excluded four defense witnesses from the sexual abuse trial of Michael Burgund, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on Nov. 22.

Adoption agency accuses couple of failing to obtain home study in botched adoption suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 29, 2016

An adoption agency argues that a Jersey County couple failed to seek out an agency to provide a home study and consent to their adoption in a suit alleging a conflict of interest. Plaintiffs Greg and Janet Warren claim they entered into a contractual relationship with attorney Deborah Crouse-Cobb of Crouse-Cobb & Bays in Collinsville on Nov. 22, 2013, to provide legal services related to the adoption of Jude Warren, a child.

Man suing storage company for auctioning personal items seeks to dismiss counter claim

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 29, 2016

A man who claims his personal property was sold by a Collinsville storage company seeks to dismiss Ace Storage’s counter claim, arguing that all liens should be terminated.

St. Clair County foreclosures Nov. 16-22

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 29, 2016

There were 10 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Nov. 16-22.

Madison County asbestos jury docket Dec. 5-9

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 29, 2016

The Madison County asbestos jury docket will be held on Dec. 5-9 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Madison County asbestos motion docket Dec. 5-9

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 29, 2016

The Madison County asbestos motion docket will be held on Dec. 5-9 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Madison County civil docket Dec. 5-9

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 29, 2016

There are 16 cases scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for Dec. 5-9.

An asbestos suit against Ford by Floridians doesn’t belong in Madison County

By The Madison County Record | Nov 29, 2016

Quizzes and questionnaires. Facebook is full of them. Can you put several shades of the same color in order from lightest to darkest? Which Star Wars character are you? How well do you know Beach Boys lyrics?

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.

Jennifer Behme named partner at Blake Behme Law

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Nov 29, 2016

Attorney Jennifer M. Behme was recently named partner at the Blake Behme Law firm in Belleville.

St. Clair County real estate Nov. 9-15

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 29, 2016

Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison sold a Caseyville property for $800,000.

Car accident suit at trial in Judge Matoesian's court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 29, 2016

A car accident lawsuit alleging a woman was injured when a driver struck the police cruiser she was sitting in while handcuffed in the backseat is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian’s courtroom.

'Lightspeed' attorney Steele hit with another sanction in Herndon's federal court

By Ann Maher | Nov 29, 2016

U.S. District Judge David Herndon hammered Chicago plaintiff attorney John Steele with a $47,171.76 civil contempt sanction last week to compensate a defendant targeted in an "exploitive" lawsuit.

Madison County real estate Nov. 4-10

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 29, 2016

An Edwardsville home sold for $590,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions.

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