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Man claims faulty rifle caused blindness in one eye

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 20, 2017, 9:37am

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing a gun store, claiming it sold him an unsafe firearm that caused blindness in one eye.

Man files Dram Shop suit against Doc Holliday's

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 20, 2017, 9:29am

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing a Cottage Hills bar and its operators, alleging that their sale of alcohol to an individual contributed to a crash that caused serious injuries.

Driver allegedly negligent for causing crash in Edwardsville parking lot

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 20, 2017, 9:19am

EDWARDSVILLE — A mother, individually and on behalf of her minor daughter, is suing a driver for breach of duty while he was backing out of a parking space, causing a wreck and injuries.

Motorcyclist says Affton Trucking, driver responsible for May crash in Edwardsville

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 20, 2017, 9:17am

EDWARDSVILLE — A Hartford Village motorcyclist is suing a trucking company and its employee, alleging negligence in maintaining and operating a semi-truck.

Man accused of negligence for Troy crash with then-16-year-old driver, four passengers

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 20, 2017, 9:16am

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver and her four passengers are suing a motorist for alleged careless driving which caused a collision.

Two drivers, passengers sue man for allegedly causing 2015 crash on East Broadway in Alton

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 20, 2017, 9:14am

EDWARDSVILLE — Four plaintiffs are suing a motorist, alleging that he was negligent in causing a wreck on East Broadway in Alton.

Minnesota woman sues for alleged injuries at Collinsville Days Inn

John Severance Jun. 20, 2017, 9:13am

EDWARDSVILLE -- A Minneapolis is suing Days Inn in Collinsville for damages for injuries she allegedly sustained while walking on the hotel’s handicapped walkway.

Man sues insurance company for failing to settle claim from cat attack

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 20, 2017, 8:56am

EDWARDSVILLE — A Maryville man is suing an insurance company and the special representative of a deceased woman's estate, alleging breach of duty for failing to settle injury claims brought against them for injuries caused by the woman's pet cat.

Woman who allegedly allowed local Flyboyz gang to use home for gang activity will have to pay damages

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 20, 2017, 8:40am

&&&MT. VERNON — Justice Thomas Welsh and the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court upheld on June 1 a Madison County ruling that homeowner Jacqueline Lumpkins, who was accused of maintaining a property used by local gang Flyboyz, is liable for a large sum in damages after Lumpkins appealed asking for the court to fully vacate the ruling.

Woman claims she got food poisoning from Edwardsville Arby's

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 19, 2017, 6:12pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing the Edwardsville Arby's restaurant, alleging she suffered from food poisoning from her meal.

Shopper sues Wal-Mart over slip, fall at Highland store

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 19, 2017, 6:03pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A shopper is suing Wal-Mart after she allegedly fell on a puddle of water at its Highland store.

Former client alleges deceased Collinsville attorney mishandled work comp case

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 19, 2017, 5:59pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Fairview Heights man is suing the estate of his former attorney, Herman Carl Runge Jr.,  alleging breach of duty for failing to properly handle his workers' comp case.

Work comp study shows Illinois has among highest per-claim average; High in med payments and litigation, too

Michael McGrady Jun. 19, 2017, 2:35pm

Despite a decrease of 6.4 percent in the costs for workers' compensations claims since 2010, Illinois still has one of the higher cost-per-claim averages compared to the other states, according to recent analysis.

Supreme Court: Claims from out-of-state plaintiffs shouldn't be filed in California; Will it affect Madison County's national docket?

John O'Brien Jun. 19, 2017, 1:41pm

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned rulings made by three California courts that concluded they had specific jurisdiction over lawsuits brought by out-of-state residents against a company not incorporated or headquartered there.

Nursing home sued for allegedly failing to properly care for patient

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 19, 2017, 11:56am

EDWARDSVILLE — An administrator of the estate of the deceased is suing a nursing center and medical facility for allegedly failing to properly care for the decedent.

Woman alleges coin collectors unlawfully purchase, sell stolen items

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 19, 2017, 10:11am

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing the owners of a coin collection store for allegedly unlawfully selling stolen products.

State Supreme Court expands continuing education credits for judging student simulation training

Melissa Busch Jun. 19, 2017, 8:25am

To better prepare law students to practice in the 21st century, the Illinois Supreme Court recently adopted changes to the minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) rules that emphasize the increasing importance of simulation training for educating law students.

Motorist sued over 2015 wreck at South Belt West and South Illinois

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 19, 2017, 8:15am

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Patricia Henson, alleging that she negligently took a left-hand turn that caused an April 2015 Belleville accident.

Motorist sued over January crash on Camp Jackson Road

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 19, 2017, 8:10am

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing Loren Hearty, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries while the defendant was driving.

Driver says other motorist, car owner negligent for crash at Fullerton and N. Illinois

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 19, 2017, 8:09am

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing a motorist and owner of the vehicle, alleging negligence in a November accident.