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Suit alleges negligence led to broken ankle

Molly English-Bowers Jan. 22, 2016, 4:22pm

An Illinois man is suing on grounds that he broke his ankle after slipping and falling on an icy entryway.

Infant's hydrocephalus spurs lawsuit

Molly English-Bowers Jan. 17, 2016, 7:35pm

BELLEVILLE – An Illinois woman is suing a physician and nurse practitioner alleging they failed to properly diagnose her infant son's hydrocephalus.

Eco Recycling accused of reneging on aluminum deal

Molly English-Bowers Jan. 17, 2016, 7:11pm

BELLEVILLE – An Illinois corporation is suing over a third-party purchase contract over a bale of aluminum that didn't happen, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Wrongful death suit filed over fatal forklift accident

Molly English-Bowers Jan. 17, 2016, 6:59pm

BELLEVILLE–The special administrator of a man's estate filed a wrongful death suit alleging negligence led to his death when he and the forklift he was operating fell between a dock and a truck.

Dog mix-up cited in negligence suit

Molly English-Bowers Jan. 17, 2016, 5:23pm

BELLEVILLE – A Staunton woman is suing over a kennel's alleged release of the wrong dog, which was not hers and that subsequently injured her.

Motorist claims faulty brakes and negligence to blame for crash

Molly English-Bowers Jan. 17, 2016, 11:54am

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries he suffered as the result of an automobile collision allegedly caused by the defendant. 

Ex-employee alleges HAL Group fired her over sexual orientation

Molly English-Bowers Jan. 14, 2016, 3:34pm

BELLEVILLE – A Missouri woman is filing suit in the wake of her employment termination, alleging retaliation and violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act because of her sexual orientation.

Alleged dog attack results in lawsuit

Molly English-Bowers Jan. 14, 2016, 1:21pm

BELLEVILLE – An East St. Louis woman is suing after a neighbor's dog allegedly attacked her.

State Board of Elections set to hear objections to St. Clair County judges' candidacies Jan. 20

Ann Maher Jan. 14, 2016, 10:48am

The Illinois State Board of Elections will meet next week to hear challenges to the candidacies of three sitting circuit judges who have chosen unusual paths toward keeping their positions. Twentieth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John Baricevic and Circuit Judges Robert LeChien and Robert Haida submitted letters of resignation to Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman both on Aug. 3 and Aug. 14, 2015, writing that they intended to seek election to their seats rather than to seek retenti

Woman sues following East St. Louis car crash

Carrie Bradon Jan. 3, 2016, 12:06pm

ST. CLAIR COUNTY— A woman is seeking compensation following an East St. Louis automobile incident in which she was physically injured.

Woman alleges negligence caused Belleville car accident

Carrie Bradon Jan. 3, 2016, 11:48am

ST. CLAIR COUNTY— A woman is suing another driver over allegations that his negligence led to an accident that caused extensive damage to her vehicle.

Catholic War Veterans Butz-Jobe Post #370 named in woman's trip and fall suit

Carrie Bradon Jan. 3, 2016, 11:30am

ST. CLAIR COUNTY— A woman is suing a veterans organization alleging she was injured on its property due to a fall caused by negligence. 

East St. Louis police department sued following alleged vehicle incident

Carrie Bradon Jan. 3, 2016, 11:10am

ST. CLAIR COUNTY— A man is suing the East St. Louis Police Department after he was injured in an incident allegedly caused by the reckless driving of an officer.

Construction worker sues Lane Construction following fall in well

Carrie Bradon Jan. 3, 2016, 10:58am

ST. CLAIR COUNTY— A man is suing his employer, a construction company, following a work-related incident in which he was severely injured.

Construction worker allegedly electrocuted by uninsulated power lines

Carrie Bradon Jan. 2, 2016, 7:41pm

ST. CLAIR COUNTY—A woman is suing a development and construction company following the death of her husband, alleging that the company caused his death through negligence.

Man alleges exposure to flooring chemicals caused Parkinson's

Molly English-Bowers Dec. 26, 2015, 1:01pm

BELLEVILLE – A Missouri man is suing numerous global corporations alleging he developed Parkinson's disease after years of working with chemicals related to his career in the flooring business.

Motorcyclist sues trucker following Belleville collision that caused injuries

Molly English-Bowers Dec. 14, 2015, 12:14pm

BELLEVILLE – An Illinois motorcyclist is suing a truck driver, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered when he was struck by a truck.

Ashley Furniture Homestores sued after child's bed collapses

Molly English-Bowers Dec. 11, 2015, 4:53pm

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman is suing a furniture store after a bed she had delivered and assembled by the company allegedly collapsed with her child in it.

Judges presiding in St. Clair County not seeking retention

Ann Maher Aug. 27, 2015, 10:44am

Circuit judges John Baricevic, Robert Haida and Robert LeChien are vacating their seats and will not be running for retention in next year's election. They're not retiring, however. According to a report in the Belleville News Democrat, they plan to run for election instead. Baricevic has not returned a call placed on Wednesday.

Plaintiffs alleging property tax bid rigging conspiracy in St. Clair County seek treasurer's surety bonds

The Madison County Record Aug. 25, 2015, 9:11am

St. Clair County officials refuse to show surety bonds of treasurer Charles Suarez to a lawyer investigating his auctions of delinquent property taxes, according to a suit in circuit court. Aaron Weishaar of St. Louis seeks an order requiring the county to honor a request he filed under the Freedom of Information Act last fall. The suit languished in arbitration until this July 29, when associate judge Heinz Rudolf transferred it to the civil law docket. Weishaar represents property owners wh