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City of Belleville accuses property owner of violating weed and 'dangerous building' ordinances

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 18, 2017, 8:25am

The City of Belleville is suing a property owner, citing alleged breach of duty.

Couple says numerous companies liable for asbestos-caused illness

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 18, 2017, 8:20am

A couple is suing a number of corporations, citing an alleged failure to warn individuals of the harmful effects of asbestos.

Consumer alleges Walgreens provided wrong medication

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 17, 2017, 1:38am

BELLEVILLE — A consumer is suing Walgreens for allegedly prescribing the wrong medication, resulting in continuous coughing. 

Suit alleges negligence following riding mower roll over death

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 12, 2017, 10:22am

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing John Deere for allegedly manufacturing a defective riding lawn mower that caused his father's death.

Suit alleges pizza restaurants failed to make payments

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 12, 2017, 10:20am

BELLEVILLE — A bank is suing a pizza chain for allegedly refusing to honor a loan agreement.

Mother, children allege woman caused crash on Illinois Route 15

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 12, 2017, 10:19am

BELLEVILLE — A mother and her two children are suing a motorist for allegedly failing to follow traffic laws, leading to a crash on Illinois Route 15 in June 2015.

Consumer alleges Barber Foods chicken contaminated with salmonella

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 12, 2017, 10:14am

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a food manufacturer for allegedly selling products contaminated with salmonella.

Suit alleges health care facilities failed to treat infection

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 12, 2017, 10:11am

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing Highland Health Care Center and Cedar Ridge Health Rehab Center, alleging that they failed to treat multiple serious health issues.

Conductor's personal injury suit at trial on damages in Lopinot's court after prior mistrial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 5:26pm

After a mistrial was ordered in a railroad employee’s personal injury lawsuit against Union Pacific, the case is at trial on the issue of causation and damages in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot’s courtroom.

Man says Davis Mail Services driver caused crash on Martin Luther King Bridge

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 11, 2017, 2:13pm

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing a mail service company and its driver for a collision that allegedly resulted in severe injuries.

Auffenberg Ford allegedly failed to maintain safe parking lot

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 11, 2017, 2:12pm

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a Ford dealership in Belleville, alleging that she was injured from a slip and fall in its parking lot.

Budget Rent-A-Car's suit seeking reimbursement following East St. Louis collision is at trial

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 11, 2017, 9:41am

A rental car company's arbitration suit seeking reimbursement following an East St. Louis collision involving one of its rented vehicles is at trial in St. Clair County Associate Judge Thomas Cannady's courtroom.

St. Clair County foreclosures June 16-July 5

The Madison County Record Jul. 10, 2017, 5:43pm

There were 29 foreclosures in St. Clair County from June 16 to July 5.

Man allegedly shot in the head during meat shoot

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 10, 2017, 5:32pm

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing the organizers of a meat shoot after he was allegedly shot in head.

Garden Place sued for allegedly failing to pay overtime

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 10, 2017, 5:24pm

BELLEVILLE — A marketing employee is suing a residential senior living center for allegedly failing to compensate her for overtime hours.

Appeals court upholds ruling taking custody of two kids from East St. Louis mother

Denise Royal Jun. 30, 2017, 10:30am

MT. VERNON — An Illinois mother will not regain primary physical custody of two of her children after an appeals court upheld a decision to not return them to her. The court ruled that the mother of five, who has a history of mental illness and violent outbursts, failed to make enough progress to regain custody of her 10-year-old and her 3-year-old.

Man says major corporations exposed him to asbestos, causing lung cancer

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 30, 2017, 9:46am

BELLEVILLE — A former electrician and mechanic is suing a number of corporations, alleging they failed to protect him from the harmful effects of asbestos.

Woman claims she developed mesothelioma due to secondary exposure to asbestos

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 30, 2017, 9:45am

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing numerous companies alleging second hand exposure to asbestos caused her to develop mesothelioma.

St. Clair County jury reaches defense verdict in oilfield investor dispute

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 30, 2017, 8:51am

A St. Clair County jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant Dupo Oilfield on June 21 in a case alleging an investor did not receive its interest in the business.

Fifth District hears oral arguments for appeals of Judge LeChien's order on employee pay

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 28, 2017, 12:50pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court heard oral arguments on June 13 in two consolidated appeals stemming from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s declaration that negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have reached impasse and that workers’ contracts have expired.