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Disabled adult sues residential facility for negligence over alleged sexual abuse

Carol Ostrow Aug. 4, 2015, 8:09am

A developmentally disabled adult and his mother are suing his residential facility regarding alleged incidents of sexual abuse along with reckless supervision in 2014. Donna Biffar, mother and guardian of Michael Lawrence Stroh, filed a lawsuit individually and on her son’s behalf on July 9 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Trinity Services, Inc. of Belleville on allegations of negligence in the suspected sexual abuse of her son.

Wrongful death suit filed over Montgomery County collision

Carol Ostrow Aug. 4, 2015, 8:19am

A St. Clair County family is suing a driver’s estate regarding a 2014 accident which the plaintiffs claim deprived them of their mother and left them with permanent injuries. Darrek A.J.

New IRS data: Illinois lost migration battle with every state in the country

Michael Lucci Aug. 4, 2015, 9:38am

A new data release from the Internal Revenue Service can only be described as a complete embarrassment for the Prairie State.

Realtor countersues buyers who claim the seller lied about O’Fallon lot size

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 4, 2015, 9:42am

A realtor accused of lying about the size of an O’Fallon property is countersuing the buyers, accusing the couple of breach of contract for filing a lawsuit instead of handling the dispute in arbitration.

Medical group and doctor seek to dismiss suit claiming their negligence led to advanced stage of cancer

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 4, 2015, 9:56am

Fairview Medical Group and one of its physicians seek to dismiss a former patient’s lawsuit alleging insufficient care led to an advanced stage of vocal cord cancer.

Judge Kelley denies Children First Foundation’s motion to dismiss lawsuit alleging sexual assault during supervised visit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 4, 2015, 10:10am

St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley denied a motion to dismiss filed by a non-profit organization overseeing supervised parental visits who previously denied liability in an alleged sexual assault case involving a minor girl.

St. Clair County real estate July 17-24

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 4, 2015, 12:02pm

A list of recent real estate transactions for St. Clair County. Including Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, Collinsville, Dupo, East Carondelet, East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, Freeburg, Lebanon, Marissa, Mascoutah, Millstadt, O’Fallon, St. Libory, Shiloh, Smithton, Swansea and Waterloo.

Madison County real estate July 21-27

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 4, 2015, 12:06pm

A list of recent real estate transactions for Madison County. Including Alhambra, Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Granite City, Hamel, Hartford, Highland, Madison, Maryville, Moro, Pontoon Beach, St. Jacob, Troy, Wood River and Worden.

St. Clair County foreclosures July 23-27

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 4, 2015, 12:10pm

A list of recent St. Clair County foreclosures. Including Belleville, Collinsville, East St. Louis, Mascoutah, O'Fallon and Swansea

Madison County foreclosures July 28-31

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 4, 2015, 12:13pm

A list of Madison County foreclosures. Including Alton, Bethalto, Granite City, Marine and Wood River.

Madison County asbestos motion docket Aug. 10-14

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 4, 2015, 12:23pm

The asbestos motion docket for Madison County will be hel at 9 a.m. on Aug. 10 and 14 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327.

Madison County asbestos jury docket Aug. 10

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 4, 2015, 12:31pm

The asbestos jury docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on Aug. 10 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327. At least 317 cases are set for trial.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 10-14

The Madison County Record Aug. 4, 2015, 12:36pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Matoesian, Ruth and Crowder have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Aug. 10 and 14.

State Farm takes necessary steps to appeal Judge Kelley’s duty to defend order

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 4, 2015, 1:31pm

State Farm has indicated it will appeal St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley’s finding that it owes a duty to defend Tom Lakin and his son Kristopher Lakin in a sexual abuse case involving minors.

Wrongful death involving high-speed collision settles for $75,000

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 4, 2015, 2:05pm

A wrongful death suit resulting from a collision at 100 miles per hour has settled for $75,000.

Washington University doctor sues school over agreement dispute

Kevin Shepke Aug. 4, 2015, 3:04pm

A doctor with Washington University's School of Medicine is suing the university after she was allegedly instructed to devote most of her time to clinical work rather than academic and research pursuits.

New York bankruptcy judge limits claims brought against GM over ignition switch

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 4, 2015, 3:06pm

St. Clair County plaintiffs suing General Motors over allegedly defective engine and ignition key switches have filed a third amended complaint involving the car manufacturer’s post-bankruptcy conduct after a recent judgment in federal bankruptcy court.

Is Jack Daugherty even capable of being impartial?

The Madison-St. Clair Record Aug. 4, 2015, 3:13pm

“I do not deny that I am very biased for people with mesothelioma.” “[T]he large businesses who profited from poisoning and killing people made a fortune which dwarfs what any lawyer makes.

Social worker alleges reinstatement denied due to illness

Carol Ostrow Aug. 4, 2015, 3:34pm

A public school social worker is suing her jurisdictional employer alleging disability discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract in 2014 when she was allegedly denied employment because of illness. Susan Bayer of Belleville filed a lawsuit July 13 in Madison County Circuit Court against Alton Community Unit School District #11, Vickie Breckel, and the Cahokia Unit School District #187 on charges of unlawful employment discrimination in November 2014.

Seventh Circuit orders trucking company to pay $200K sanction in Cahokia pollution case

The Madison County Record Aug. 4, 2015, 4:29pm

CHICAGO – Rogers Cartage must pay $200,000 for litigating a claim it had already settled over pollution in Cahokia, appellate judges of the Seventh Circuit decided. On July 27, they affirmed a sanction that former district judge Patrick Murphy imposed on the trucking company in 2013. Their decision apparently nailed down the last detail of litigation that the U.S.