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Property owners sue insurer for alleged breach of contract

Michael Abella Jan. 30, 2017, 5:08pm

BELLEVILLE — Two property owners allege an insurer has failed to satisfactorily settle their claim.

Materials supplier sues construction company for alleged failure to make payments

Michael Abella Jan. 30, 2017, 4:29pm

BELLEVILLE — A construction materials supplier is suing Miese Brothers Construction for allegedly failing to make payments.

Edward Blake named one of Illinois' top ten family law attorneys

Sara McCleary Jan. 30, 2017, 3:59pm

BELLEVILLE – Edward J. Blake Jr. of Blake Behme Law Group, P.C., has been named one of Illinois' top ten family law attorneys by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA).

Scott Air Force Base employee alleges injuries from unsafe walkway

Michael Abella Jan. 30, 2017, 11:03am

BELLEVILLE — A Scott Air Force Base worker claims she was injured when she tripped and fell on "debris" on the walkway.

Man says Wishbone salad dressing misrepresented ingredients

Michael Abella Jan. 27, 2017, 9:58am

BELLEVILLE — A man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, a salad dressing manufacturer, for allegedly misrepresenting the ingredients.

Keefe says Madison, St. Clair County jury verdicts 'puny' compared to cases filed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 25, 2017, 11:59am

Belleville plaintiff attorney Thomas Keefe Jr. said Madison and St. Clair Counties see relatively few jury trials compared to the number of cases filed.

Judge Kievlan expected to return to work Feb. 1

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 8:32pm

St. Clair County Associate Judge Patricia Kievlan is expected to return to work next week after spending roughly one month out sick.

Construction company alleges Ameren was negligent in wrongful death suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 4:47pm

A construction company argues that Ameren Illinois was negligent when it installed a gas pipeline that allegedly exploded when an employee dug too deep, resulting in his death.

Sears denies liability in mechanic's wrongful termination suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 4:23pm

Sears denies liability in a mechanic’s suit alleging he was wrongfully accused of stealing by a co-worker in order to cover the defendant’s own thefts.

Gleeson grants default judgment in suit alleging sex assault

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 4:09pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson granted default judgment in a suit alleging a disabled adult was sexually assaulted.

Belleville attorney seeks to dismiss doctor's malpractice suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 24, 2017, 4:00pm

Belleville attorney Terry Brown seeks to dismiss a physician’s legal malpractice suit alleging a Jefferson County jury ruled against the doctor after he was advised not to settle a wrongful death suit.

St. Clair County real estate Jan. 3-12

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 24, 2017, 10:20am

A Mascoutah home sold for more than $377,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions from Jan. 3-12.

Woman sues carpenter after falling through hole in floor

Michael Abella Jan. 23, 2017, 10:52pm

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a carpenter after she allegedly injured herself when she fell through a hole in the floor.

Administrator of deceased girl's estate sues following fatal plane crash

Michael Abella Jan. 23, 2017, 10:46pm

BELLEVILLE — The special administrator of a deceased girl's estate is suing the deceased pilot after the girl was killed in a plane crash.

Motorist accused of causing rear-end crash

Michael Abella Jan. 23, 2017, 10:11pm

BELLEVILLE — A motorist and her passengers are suing another driver for allegedly causing a rear-end collision.

Eleven St. Clair County civil jury trials went to verdict in 2016; Nearly $15.5 million awarded to seven plaintiffs

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 19, 2017, 11:31am

St. Clair County juries awarded nearly $15.5 million to seven plaintiffs in 2016, with a total of 11 civil cases going to verdict last year.

Catholic Diocese of Belleville says priest’s alleged sexual relationship is religious matter, not legal issue

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:30pm

The Catholic Diocese of Belleville seeks to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging a priest engaged in a sexual relationship with her, arguing that the issue is a matter of religious doctrine and should be addressed by the Catholic Church rather than the court.

Woman’s suit alleging she fell while cutting grass voluntarily dismissed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:13pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson granted voluntary dismissal in a woman’s suit alleging she fell on a city retaining wall while cutting her grass.

Carlinville doctor denies liability in suit alleging he failed to inform others of possible injuries

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:01pm

A physician denies liability in a patient’s suit alleging he was paralyzed when his doctor failed to inform others of his potential injuries.

Collinsville KFC owner says statements were true in defamation suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 5:37pm

Hohman Enterprises says that any alleged statements made about a former shift supervisor at the Collinsville KFC restaurant were true and privileged in response to his defamation suit.