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Defendants accuse parents of failing to supervise son in suit alleging lacerated fingers from fallen newspaper stand

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 1, 2017, 12:05am

Defendants sued in a family’s suit alleging their three-year old son lost two fingers when a newspaper stand fell on him argue that the boy’s parents failed to supervise him and allowed him to climb on the stand.

Cellphone company seeks to enforce arbitration in class action involving automated text messages; Plaintiff: ‘What’s good for the goose is good for the gander’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 1, 2017, 12:11am

A cellphone company seeks to enforce arbitration in a customer’s class action alleging she received automated text messages instructing her to make payments or risk having her services suspended.

Illinois spends the most per student of any state in the Midwest

Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner, Illinois Policy Institute Mar. 1, 2017, 8:29am

Illinois spends the most per student of any state in the Midwest. On average, Illinois schools spend $13,077 per student. Nearly half of the money Illinois spends on education goes to fund pensions.

Let's review the review boards and get rid of some

The Madison County Record Mar. 1, 2017, 9:14am

In his ongoing efforts to reform state government in Wisconsin and get costs under control, Gov. Scott Walker has proposed eliminating an independent review board that handles workers' compensation cases.

Madison County jury returns defense verdict in asbestos trial; Hart: ‘You are speaking to our community with your verdict’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 1, 2017, 10:54am

A Madison County jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant Hennessy Industries Inc. on Tuesday in a Michigan couple’s asbestos lawsuit.

Missouri high court rules arbritration panel overstepped authority in tobacco suit

Nicholas Gueguen Mar. 1, 2017, 2:17pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Supreme Court Judge Jimmie M. Edwards ruled that an arbitration panel overstepped its authority in the state's suit against tobacco companies.

Man blames 3M company, others for asbestos exposure

Michael Abella Mar. 1, 2017, 10:20pm

BELLEVILLE — A former U.S. Army soldier, logging laborer and roofer is suing 3M Company, A.W. Chesterton Company, Grinnell LLC, et al, asbestos containing products manufacturers, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Conference on school funding legislation set for Carbondale

Chandra Lye Mar. 2, 2017, 7:24am

CARBONDALE – For those with questions about the state's new school funding legislation, there will be a conference on March 10 with answers.

New rule sets minimum standard for clarity in bankruptcy courts

Christopher Knoll Mar. 2, 2017, 7:29am

EAST ST. LOUIS – The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois published a notice on Feb. 7 announcing greater clarity for the nation’s creditors as it pertains to Chapter 13 insolvencies. The newly added Rule 3015.1 requires, as of December 2017, the use of a national form for Chapter 13 plans unless a district already has a process that meets the requirements in the new rule.

Oilfield services company accused of retaliatory discharge

Michael Abella Mar. 3, 2017, 3:31pm

BENTON — A former employee is suing an oilfield services company for allegedly terminating him for seeking workers' compensation benefits.

AFSCME pitting members against taxpayers in possible strike, think tank attorney says

Karen Kidd Mar. 4, 2017, 10:34am

CHICAGO – The largest public employee union in Illinois is exaggerating its support and pitting members against taxpayers in its announced willingness to strike, a conservative think tank attorney said during a recent interview.

Nurse's assistant sues for alleged retaliatory discharge

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 5, 2017, 9:46pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A nurse's assistant alleges she was terminated from her employment after voicing concerns about transferring patients with a Hoyer lift with only one aid.

Are reporters informing the public well enough amidst state's financial crisis?

Amanda Robert Mar. 6, 2017, 2:24pm

Can the average Illinoisan identify the opportunity costs when the state sends 25 percent of general revenues to its massively under-funded public pension systems?

Renter sues landlord over mold

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 6, 2017, 2:41pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A renter is suing her landlord after she allegedly sustained injuries from mold.

Motorist alleges driver made sudden U-turn

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 6, 2017, 9:53pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing another motorist for allegedly making a sudden U-turn in front of her and causing a collision.

Man sues Geico for alleged breach of contract

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 6, 2017, 9:59pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing Geico for allegedly failing to provide coverage pursuant to his underinsured motorist contract.

Baker says maintenance worker placed bag in walkway, causing her to trip

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 6, 2017, 10:03pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Golden Corral baker is suing a property management company and its employee after she allegedly tripped over a maintenance bag.

Consumer alleges AFNI repeatedly called to collect discharged debt

Michael Abella Mar. 6, 2017, 10:18pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A consumer is suing a debt collector for allegedly attempting to collect on a debt that had been discharged in bankruptcy.

Belleville woman says debt collector demanded payment of discharged debt

Michael Abella Mar. 6, 2017, 10:22pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Belleville resident is suing a debt collector for allegedly attempting to collect a discharged debt.

Collinsville resident accuses Snyder & Associates of deceptive collection practices

Michael Abella Mar. 6, 2017, 10:47pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A consumer is suing a debt collector for allegedly attempting to collect a debt that had been discharged in bankruptcy.