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Former Marine accuses asbestos manufacturers of negligence

Louie Torres Jul. 7, 2016, 1:49pm

BELLEVILLE — A former U.S. Marine is suing dozens of companies associated with the manufacturing and distribution of asbestos, alleging failure to comply with consumer protection laws.

African-American man accuses former employer of racial discrimination

Louie Torres Jul. 5, 2016, 2:50pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — An Iowa man is suing an Illinois company, alleging he was wrongfully fired due to racial discrimination.

Class action filed against Cairo over overtime allegations

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2016, 9:09pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – A former police dispatcher alleges that a city did not pay him overtime wages.

Suit claims breast implants have repeatedly migrated

Louie Torres Jun. 21, 2016, 6:30pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A couple's lawsuit against Hania B. Bednarski, D.O. and Hania B. Bednarski, D.O., S.C. doing business as Serenity Surgery, alleges negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Driver claims accident report was falsified

Louie Torres Jun. 21, 2016, 6:21pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A man is suing the Richland County (Illinois) Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Andrew R. Hires, Deputy Scott McPeak and Richland County, citing alleged violation of civil rights.

Man says driver failed to keep control of vehicle

Louie Torres Jun. 20, 2016, 1:52pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing a motorist, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman says debt collector got address wrong

Louie Torres Jun. 20, 2016, 1:47pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., a debt collector, claiming violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Man says collection agency pursued debt despite bankruptcy filing

Louie Torres Jun. 20, 2016, 1:36pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A man is suing Seneca Mortgage Servicing LLC., a collection agency, claiming the defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

Company says software providers breached contract

Louie Torres Jun. 10, 2016, 5:28pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — An Illinois corporation is suing Sunago Systems LLC, Parcelshield LLC and Scott Knight, two Oregon companies and their owner, citing alleged breach of contract and failure to deliver a purchased product.

Insurer seeks court declaration about coverage

Louie Torres Jun. 10, 2016, 5:17pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — An insurance firm is suing Christone Enterprises Inc., an Illinois corporation leasing and managing property in Belleville, and the West Virginia-based owners of the property, Ray H. Lewis and Alihah M. Lewis, seeking a declaration that a policy does not cover a claim asserted by the Lewises in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Illinois corporation says Wisconsin company breached contract

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2016, 2:55pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — An Illinois corporation is suing a Wisconsin company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Motorist accuses fellow driver of negligence

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2016, 2:49pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver, claiming negligence and alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Woman claims discrimination, hostile work environment

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2016, 2:46pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing Continental Tires the Americas, an employer, citing alleged discrimination, hostile work environment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

One law firm sues another over check

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2016, 2:40pm

EDWARDSVILLE — One Alton law firm is suing another, with the plaintiff alleging that the defendant endorsed and deposited a check intended for the plaintiff and kept most of the amount.

Suit claims allergic reaction led to death

Louie Torres Jun. 8, 2016, 5:54pm

BELLEVILLE — An East St. Louis resident is suing Wexford Health Sources Inc. and Dr. Francis Kayira, medical care providers, alleging wrongful death.

Man says doctor failed to inform others of possible injuries

Louie Torres Jun. 7, 2016, 7:12pm

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing Nicholas Hilpipre, M.D., claiming the doctor negligently failed to inform an emergency department or emergency department physician that the plaintiff might have had an injury to his spinal cord and/or longitudinal ligament.

East St. Louis resident accuses students of sexual assault

Louie Torres Jun. 7, 2016, 7:06pm

BELLEVILLE — A mother is suing Makial Lucas and Samuel Young, III, students, claiming they sexually assaulted a disabled person.

Suit filed against Main Street Strip Club, bouncer over alleged injuries

Louie Torres Jun. 7, 2016, 7:03pm

BELLEVILLE – Two bar patrons allege they were injured by the establishment's bouncer.

A & A Hauling Inc. accused of not paying contributions to fund

Louie Torres Jun. 7, 2016, 6:57pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – A labor group fund alleges that it is owed delinquent contributions from an employer.

Bank claims defendant owes money for loan

Louie Torres Jun. 2, 2016, 12:57pm

BELLEVILLE — A financial institution is suing Jeffrey A. Kunsemiller, citing alleged unpaid debt.