I-LAW's true motive: Profits before people

It’s that time of year again, when a front group well-funded by big corporations and the insurance industry spreads misinformation, downright lies and uses disparaging terms such as “Land of Lawsuits” and “jackpot justice” to describe our state’s civil justice system. This annual observance should be seen for what it really is: a desperate attempt to distort public understanding of our state’s judicial system to influence the public and juries. Read More »

City of O'Fallon and police captain sued for allegedly hitting pedestrian

A mother is suing an O'Fallon police captain and the city over injuries her daughter sustained in a pedestrian-vehicle accident. Catherine Barrows, as guardian, parent, and next of friend of minor and disabled Asia Graham, filed a complaint Sept. 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Reginald "Mick" Hunter and the City of O'Fallon, alleging negligence. At approximately 8 p.m. Read More »

Wood River woman sues driver for allegedly running red light

A Wood River woman is suing over injuries she sustained in a vehicle collision. Beverly Whitaker filed a complaint Sept. 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against Cassandra Medling, alleging negligence. On November 6, 2014, the complaint states, Whitaker was stopped at a traffic signal on westbound Illinois Route 143 at its intersection with Illinois Route 3, when Medling, traveling eastbound on Illinois Route 143, failed to stop at a solid red light, entered the intersection, and struck one or Read More »