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Inmate's claim that medications made him commit 2006 murder thrown out for being filed too late

Angela Underwood Apr. 21, 2017, 2:49pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A convicted murderer's civil action against three drugmakers arguing his medication made him commit the crime was dismissed after a magistrate judge threw it out on grounds of timeliness.

Employee says AMS Services failed to pay him $100K-plus in commission

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 21, 2017, 8:05am

EAST ST. LOUIS — An employee is suing AMS Services LLC, a railroad construction company, citing alleged breach of contract for refusing to award him commission he says he earned for driving company revenue.

Mt. Vernon doctor accused of sexual assault during exam

The Madison County Record Apr. 17, 2017, 12:29pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Fayette County woman is suing a doctor, Shabbir Safdar, for alleged sexual assault during a physical examination.

SSM sued by nearby clinic for alleged copyright infringement

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 11:18am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A walk-in healthcare clinic is suing SSM Healthcare (owning and operating Good Samaritan Hospital) and SSM Health Express Clinic for alleged trademark infringement resulting in unfair competition.

Nationstar attempted to collect debt after consumers' bankruptcy, complaint says

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:10am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Fairview Heights couple is suing Nationstar Mortgage LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged unlawful post-discharge communications.

Wrongful-death case against trucking company on behalf of Washington woman struck and killed at rest stop is settled

Dee Thompson Apr. 12, 2017, 8:08am

EAST ST. LOUIS — Almost two years after the death of 72-year-old Olaphan Haley at a Franklin County rest stop, the wrongful-death lawsuit filed on her behalf by her husband William Haley Jr. has been settled.

Driver accuses semi-truck operator and employer of negligence

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 7, 2017, 8:55am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A driver is suing a semi-truck driver and his employer, Gibson Truck Lines, a Kentucky company, for alleged negligence while driving in bad weather conditions, causing a collision.

Couple sues debt collection agency for alleged harassment

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 7, 2017, 8:52am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Jackson County couple is suing a collection agency for alleged telephone harassment and invasion of privacy.

Former jailer sues Madison County Sheriff's Office for alleged discrimination

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 7, 2017, 8:44am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A former Madison County jailer is suing the county's sheriff's office for alleged racial discrimination and retaliatory discharge.

District court ruling denies defendants' motions to dismiss counterclaims in truck-stop injury case

Tabitha Fleming Apr. 3, 2017, 5:05pm

U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel has denied defense motions to dismiss counterclaims in a case involving a truck-stop accident where a semi-truck driver ran over a pedestrian's leg.

Three major credit reporting agencies and credit union allegedly reported inaccurately

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 31, 2017, 10:29am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A consumer from Belleville is suing Equifax Information Services LLC, TransUnion LLC and Experian Information Solutions Inc., as well as Scott Credit Union, citing alleged unfair and inaccurate credit reporting.

Evansville fish farm accuses Purina, other food manufacturer of consumer fraud

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 31, 2017, 10:24am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A largemouth bass producer is suing Purina Animal Nutrition LLC and Texas Farms Products Company, fish food manufacturers, for alleged consumer fraud and breach of implied warranty.

CarX auto repair shop chain failed to pay overtime wages, class action suit alleges

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 30, 2017, 8:25am

EAST ST. LOUIS — An automotive technician has filed a class action lawsuit against Brex Inc. d//b/a CarX, John Keeley and Kevin Floyd, repair shop operators, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts for refusing to pay overtime.

MAO/MSP trio files class action against State Farm over unreimbursed medical expenses

Karen Kidd Mar. 17, 2017, 12:46pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A trio of Medicare Advantage Organization/Medicare Secondary Payer companies have filed a putative class action against State Farm for not reimbursing the medical expenses the companies paid on behalf of its policyholders.

Student loan servicer's practices not in borrower's best interest, class action complaint says

Karen Kidd Mar. 11, 2017, 8:31am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Shiloh woman has filed a more than $5 million class action against her student-loan servicer, who she claims steered her and possibly thousands of other financially stressed borrowers into repayment programs that benefited the servicer more than the borrowers.

Nurse sues Southern Illinois Healthcare Enterprises for terminating employment after breast cancer

Noddy A. Fernandez Feb. 17, 2017, 3:54pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A nurse is suing Southern Illinois Healthcare Enterprises Inc., citing alleged age discrimination and violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Perry County employees allege age discrimination

Michael Abella Feb. 17, 2017, 3:51pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — Two employees are suing the Perry County Board of Commissioners and Perry County Highway Department, local government units, alleging age discrimination and retaliation.

Two consumers say Inventure Foods provided misleading ingredients list

Michael Abella Feb. 16, 2017, 10:28am

EAST ST. LOUIS — Two consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Inventure Foods Inc., a snack chips manufacturer, alleging unfair and deceptive business practices.

Woman alleges debt collector attempted to collect following bankruptcy

Michael Abella Feb. 15, 2017, 11:38am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing Carrington Mortgage Services LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged unfair and unconscionable collection practices.

First National Collection Bureau accused of violating collections law

Michael Abella Feb. 15, 2017, 11:33am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing First National Collection Bureau Inc., a debt collector, alleging unfair and unconscionable collection practices.