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Driver allegedly rear-ended motorist due to excessive speed, suit says

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 18, 2017, 7:59am

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing Tamara Harris claiming she was negligent for a 2015 crash in Cahokia.

Appellate court dismisses postconviction petition challenging drug conviction but offers defendant credit toward fine

Chandra Lye Apr. 18, 2017, 7:15am

The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a post-conviction petition appealing a drug conviction but decided that the defendant was entitled to $5 per day for each day he was held before sentencing.

Customer sues Belleville restaurant over slip and fall

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 11:03am

BELLEVILLE — A customer is suing Beast Craft BBQ Co. of Belleville, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent a woman's slip and fall on a slick floor.

Fairview Heights motorist claims she suffered injuries in 2015 rear-end crash

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 10:59am

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing Angeletta C. Edwards for allegedly rear-ending her vehicle at a Collinsville intersection two years ago.

Woman claims hospital's faulty elevator door suddenly closed, knocking her down

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 10:58am

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing St. Elizabeth's Hospital of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, claiming insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries after she says she was hurt by a malfunctioning elevator.

Mail carrier allegedly fell into manhole in East St. Louis

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 10:55am

BELLEVILLE — A U.S. Postal Service employee is suing the City of East St. Louis, citing alleged breach of duty for failing to maintain a manhole cover on a sidewalk, which caused him to fall into it.

Motorist alleges negligence by vehicle driver and owner for January crash in Swansea

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 10:04am

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Lindsay Devivo and Carolyn Devivo, a vehicle owner and driver, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Maintenance company dismissed from suit alleging infection from dialysis

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 14, 2017, 2:53pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot granted dismissal for a Chicago maintenance company wrongfully named a defendant in a patient’s suit alleging he developed numerous infections during dialysis treatments.

MetroLink denies liability in suit alleging intoxicated passenger struck by trains

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 14, 2017, 2:51pm

MetroLink denies liability and argues that a deceased man caused his own injuries when he was forced to exit the train for intoxication, fell on the tracks and was struck by two trains.

Driver caused red-light collision off Interstate 64 in O'Fallon, suit says

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:14am

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing another motorist for allegedly causing a collision at a red light in O'Fallon.

Couple sues slew of companies for asbestos-containing materials after husband develops cancer

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 7:09am

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing Air & Liquid Systems Corp., Aurora Pump Co., CBS Corp., Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc., Flowserve Corp., FMC Corp. and others, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries for manufacturing products containing asbestos.

Hearing on manufacturer's motion to dismiss set in suit alleging faulty boom lift

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:33pm

A motion hearing has been set for next month for a manufacturer’s motion to dismiss a suit alleging two people were seriously injured when an aerial boom lift collapsed.

Contractor denies liability, seeks to dismiss suit alleging woman fell through hole in floor

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:21pm

A contractor argues that a woman’s own negligence caused her injuries when she fell through a hole in the floor while he was working at a construction site.

Passenger sues two drivers following Fairview Heights collision

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 11, 2017, 7:15pm

BELLEVILLE — A passenger is suing two drivers following a Fairview Heights collision.

Passenger sues over East St. Louis crash

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 11, 2017, 6:58pm

BELLEVILLE — A passenger is suing the driver of another vehicle for allegedly causing an East St. Louis crash. 

First County Bank alleges unpaid loan

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 11, 2017, 6:33pm

BELLEVILLE — A local bank is suing Kevin M. Koch and Kimberley V. Koch for alleged breach of contract for failing to make monthly payments on a loan.

St. Clair County real estate March 27-31

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 11, 2017, 2:52pm

A Swansea home sold for more than $400,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions.

St. Clair County foreclosures March 27-April 4

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 11, 2017, 12:47pm

There were 16 foreclosures in St. Clair County from March 27-April 4.

UMB Bank claims dissolved metal recycling business failed to pay back loan

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 11, 2017, 8:49am

BELLEVILLE — A bank is suing John Paule Metal Recycling LLC for alleged breach of contract for its inability to pay back a loan.

Washington County man claims Federated Mutual refuses to pay adequate coverage after Carlyle crash

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 11, 2017, 8:42am

BELLEVILLE — A Huels Oil Co. employee is suing Federated Mutual Insurance Company for alleged breach of contract claiming it refuses o pay for coverage he is entitled to receive.