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Madison County Real Estate June 1-16

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 19, 2017, 7:46am

An Edwardsville property sold for nearly $700,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for June 1-16.

St. Clair County real estate June 12-19

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 19, 2017, 7:44am

An O'Fallon home sold for more than $448,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for June 12-19.

Madison County foreclosures June 19-July 6

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 19, 2017, 7:40am

There were 32 foreclosures in Madison County between June 19 and July 6.

St. Clair foreclosures July 7-13

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 19, 2017, 7:39am

There were eight foreclosures in St. Clair County between July 7 and July 13.

Herndon denies remand to St. Clair County in personal injury suit against Dillard's

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 10:02pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – St.Clair County resident Toni Perrin concealed the value of a suit against retailer Dillard’s in bad faith to defeat federal jurisdiction, U.S. District Judge David Herndon ruled on July 13.

Karmeier deposition key factor in State Farm's summary judgment move in multi-billion RICO case

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 9:53pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier swore he knew nothing of campaign contributions from State Farm in 2004, according to a motion the insurer filed against a $10 billion racketeering claim on July 17.

Trip, fall suit against Fast Eddie’s Bon Air at trial in Mudge’s court

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 18, 2017, 8:52pm

A woman’s trip and fall suit against Fast Eddie’s Bon Air alleging she tripped on an unmarked curb is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge’s courtroom.

Herndon denies summary judgment in Highland principal's discrimination suit

Shanice Harris Jul. 18, 2017, 8:03pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – District judge David Herndon denied the Highland Board of Education’s motion for summary judgment in a discrimination suit, concluding a jury could conclude that the plaintiff was paid less because of her gender. 

Property taxes grow faster than Illinoisans' ability to pay for them

John Klingner and Evelyn Hussey Jul. 18, 2017, 12:47pm

Illinois homeowners’ property taxes are among the highest in the nation. They are consuming more and more of Illinoisans’ incomes.

Three strikes and SAFE is out!

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 12:23pm

If law enforcement officials don't have to obey a law, why would anyone else?

Seventh Circuit reverses Madison County jury verdict favoring jail guards

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 9:31am

CHICAGO – U.S. Seventh Circuit appellate judges reversed a jury verdict clearing Madison County jail guards of blame for a suicide attempt that has kept Reginald Pittman in a vegetative state for 10 years.

Illinois Central Railroad Company accused of not providing safe workplace

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 18, 2017, 8:48am

A railroad worker is suing his employer for allegedly failing to provide a safe place to work.

Estate administrator claims numerous companies liable for asbestos-caused illness

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 18, 2017, 8:45am

The administrator for the estate of a deceased worker is suing multiple companies, alleging that their products and conduct are responsible for his father's death from asbestos-caused mesothelioma.

Widow alleges companies failed to protect workers from asbestos

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 18, 2017, 8:39am

A widow is suing a number of corporations for allegedly failing to protect or warn individuals of the harmful effects of asbestos.

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. 

CFPB's new rule 'large gift for class action lawyers'; Court challenges coming

John O'Brien Jul. 14, 2017, 8:03am

WASHINGTON  - As the director of a federal consumer protection agency seemingly fights for his job, he has gone forth with plans to finalize a controversial rule – and a court challenge seems imminent.

I-LAW highlights differences between 'Show Me' and 'Sue Me' states at presser

Ann Maher Jul. 13, 2017, 8:02pm

Add Teaser hereFor Belleville trucking operator Bill Frerichs, one of his biggest worries he says is what trial lawyers can do to his family's nearly 70-year-old business.

Metro East Sanitary District efficiency audit to follow layoffs

John Breslin Jul. 12, 2017, 4:05pm

GRANITE CITY — Outside experts are expected to carry out an audit of operations within the Metro East Sanitary District (MESD), a move that follows 10 layoffs and promises 10 more this year.