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Jan. 14: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois docket for personal injury cases

By The Madison County Record | Jan 15, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Jan. 14. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Court activity on Jan. 14: James McAdams vs Shindong Industrial Co., Ltd

By The Madison County Record | Jan 15, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activity in the suit brought by James McAdams and Jo Ann McAdams against Shindong Industrial Co., Ltd on Jan. 14: 'Exhibit By Shindong Industrial Co., Ltd. Exhibit To 7 Motion To Dismiss/Lack Of Jurisdiction . (champlin, Matthew)'

Granite City property owners allege damages from fallen tree

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 14, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — Granite City property owners claim their house was damaged by their neighbor's tree during a summer storm.

Fifth District upholds termination of parental rights in case alleging lack of admonishment

By John Sammon | Jan 14, 2019

MT. VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court upheld a judgement out of the Madison County Circuit Court to terminate the parental rights of a father who alleged his termination was unfair because the court did not admonish him.

Madison County not liable for policies at children's exchange center, appeals court affirms

By John Breslin | Jan 14, 2019

A man who claimed that a Madison County child custody exchange center violated the Illinois Civil Rights Act by unfairly making non-residential parents - usually fathers - wait longer than residential parents has had his lawsuit tossed.

Fifth District affirms order allowing mother to move with minor children

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 14, 2019

MT. VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a St. Clair County circuit court ruling granting a mother's request to move to North Carolina with her minor children.

Madison County saw nine jury trials in 2018; Jurors award plaintiffs more than $186K in damages

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 11, 2019

Plaintiff verdicts in 2018 may have amounted to two-thirds of the trial outcomes, but jurors sent a clear message to plaintiffs pursuing collision suits after they entered several awards for $1,000 or less. In those suits, a motorist was awarded $1,000 and two bus passengers were awarded $1,000 and $500.

Man exonerated after St. Clair Co. sexual abuse conviction says he’s looking to regain dignity

By Record News | Jan 11, 2019

BELLEVILLE - St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly has wiped clean the record of Michael Foxworth of East St. Louis, who served a sentence on a faulty conviction for sexual abuse of his granddaughter.

Suit alleges Alton borrower owes more than $165,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 11, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Godfrey woman is suing an Alton borrower, alleging he owes more than $165,000 for breach of a promissory note.

From Legal Newsline

Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

Schroeder rescinds summary suspension after Gori was arrested for DUI, citing ‘improper warning’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 10, 2019

Madison County Associate Judge Neil Schroeder granted asbestos attorney Randy Gori’s petition to rescind summary suspension after he was charged for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

‘False claim’ suit DOJ wants dismissed in SDIL is reassigned

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 9, 2019

BENTON -- An opioid lawsuit against drug maker UCB and retailer CVS that that a U.S. attorney moved to dismiss for allegedly wasting the government’s time has been reassigned to Magistrate Judge Mark A. Beatty of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Trial continued to April for Wood River Levee District treasurer

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 9, 2019

The trial for Wood River Drainage and Levee District secretary and treasurer Jamie Butkovich has been continued to April 1 after she was charged with stealing district funds from March 2017 to September 2018.

Wigginton faces another DUI charge; Former U.S. Attorney arrested Dec. 31 in Edwardsville

By Ann Maher | Jan 9, 2019

Former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton will appear before a Madison County judge next month to face another driving under the influence charge.

St. Clair County real estate Dec. 1-6

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 9, 2019

A Belleville property sold for more than $600,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Dec. 1-6.

St. Clair County foreclosures Dec. 26-28

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 9, 2019

There were 11 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Dec. 26-28.

Madison County real estate Nov. 28 - Dec. 4

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Jan 9, 2019

A Collinsville home sold for $425,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Nov. 28-Dec. 4.

Madison County foreclosures Dec. 11-20

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Jan 9, 2019

There were 13 foreclosures in Madison County from Dec. 11-20

Madison County civil docket Jan. 14-18

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 9, 2019

Madison County judges Mudge, Ruth, Dugan, Chapman, and Stobbs have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Jan. 14-18.

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