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Former US Steel employee claims companies including Caterpillar, GE exposed her to asbestos

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 26, 2017, 8:53am

BELLEVILLE — A former US Steel worker is suing Arvinmeritor Inc., A.W. Chesterton Co., Borg-Warner Corp., Caterpillar Inc., et. al., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries for exposing her to asbestos during the course of her work.

Guest sues party host after another guest hit him with fire poker

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 21, 2017, 7:18pm

A guest at a 2010 party in Collinsville is suing the host after a second guest allegedly struck him in the head with a fire poker.

Father seeks to dismiss daughter's suit alleging he paid debts with college funds

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 7:01pm

A father accused of paying off debts with funds allegedly intended for his daughter’s college education seeks to dismiss the suit, arguing that any sums from his divorce proceeding belong to him and his ex-wife.

Conference scheduled in former St. Jacob mayor's defamation suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:57pm

A former St. Jacob mayor’s lawsuit alleging defamation has a case management conference scheduled for early next month after several orders continuing litigation.

Jamaican resort denies liability in suit over broken lounge chair

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:53pm

The owners and operators of a Jamaican resort say a guest’s own negligence caused her alleged injuries when she sat in a broken lounge chair.

Valvoline Oil Change denies liability in slip, fall suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:51pm

Valvoline Oil Change denies liability in a customer’s suit alleging she was injured when she slipped on a patch of oil.

Doctor, hospital deny liability in wrongful death suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:49pm

A doctor and hospital deny liability in a wrongful death suit alleging a patient developed Asystole following several procedures.

Retaliatory discharge suit against Rend Lake College transferred to Jefferson County

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 21, 2017, 6:47pm

A former Rend Lake College employee’s lawsuit alleging termination for refusing to spend work time performing unrelated activities has been transferred to Jefferson County Circuit Court.

Injured Fairview Heights woman accuses driver of negligence

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 21, 2017, 6:47pm

BELLEVILLE — A Fairview Heights woman claims another driver caused a collision near St. Ellen Mine Road.

Man alleges ex-wife recorded phone conversation with son, posted on social media

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 21, 2017, 6:37pm

BELLEVILLE — A man claims his ex-wife recorded his private phone calls with his minor son and posted the conversations on Facebook without consent.

St. Clair County foreclosures March 3-13

Carrie Gonzalez Mar. 21, 2017, 12:24pm

There were seven foreclosures in St. Clair County from March 3-13.

St. Clair County real estate March 7-13

Carrie Gonzalez Mar. 21, 2017, 12:19pm

A Caseyville home sold for more than $400,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for March 7-13.

Man alleges insurer denied claim after car set fire

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 20, 2017, 7:31am

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County man is suing Progressive Insurance Counselors Corporation, citing alleged refusal to pay coverage premiums after his car was destroyed by vandalism.

JNM Transportation, truck driver blamed for Madison County crash

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 20, 2017, 7:29am

BELLEVILLE — An Iuka couple is suing truck driver Billie Lucas and employer JNM Transportation Inc., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries after a crash.

Customer alleges injuries from trip, fall at Belleville pizza place

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 20, 2017, 7:29am

BELLEVILLE — A customer is suing Papa Vito's Inc. and property owner Pamela Smith, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries after she tripped on concrete while entering the building.

Belleville church alleges breach of warranty after sewer system failed

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 20, 2017, 7:21am

BELLEVILLE — A church is suing Keel Engineering Inc. and H & M Backhoe Services Inc., citing alleged breach of implied warranty and negligent misrepresentation after a sewer system failed shortly after installation.

Man convicted of firearms possession claims state police failed to notify him FOID card was revoked

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 20, 2017, 7:19am

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing Jessica Trame, Chief of the Firearms Services Bureau of the Illinois State Police, and other officers and employees of the Illinois State Police, citing alleged negligence spoliation of evidence and failure to notify, as he claims the department did not inform him that his Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) had been revoked.

Dupo man claims he injured ankle due to uneven floor in steel shop

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 20, 2017, 7:14am

BELLEVILLE — A Dupo man is suing Custom Steel Processing Inc., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries after he injured his ankle due to an uneven floor.

Patient alleges doctor failed to follow up on lab work, leaving liver cancer undiagnosed

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 20, 2017, 7:12am

BELLEVILLE — A patient is suing Richard Derby M.D. and HSHS Medical Group doing business as Family and Sports Medicine Shiloh, citing alleged medical negligence for leaving his liver cancer undiagnosed because of failure to follow up on lab work.

Student, mother allege Belleville West failed to protect student from attack

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 20, 2017, 7:10am

BELLEVILLE — A high school student and his mother are suing Belleville Township High School West District #201 and another unnamed student, citing alleged failure to protect and unsafe environment.