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Asbestos report shows Madison County remains 'preeminent mature' jurisdiction

Ann Maher Mar. 19, 2017, 5:06pm

Madison County's court system and some of the high profile local lawyers who built their practices here continue to dominate the nation's asbestos litigation landscape.

Illinois politicians vote to divert $300 million from state coffers to fuel local spending

Amy Korte, Illinois Policy Institute Mar. 19, 2017, 12:54pm

Despite Illinois’ billions in deficit spending and skyrocketing debt, the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 278, which would transfer an additional $300 million per year of state income tax funds to local governments, continuing to prop up local overspending that fuels high property taxes.

Transgender woman claims discrimination from Fairview Heights spirits retailer

Michael Abella Mar. 19, 2017, 11:46am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A transgender woman has filed a lawsuit against Internet Wines & Spirits Co. d/b/a Randall’s Wine & Spirits and George Randall, her former employer, citing alleged transgender discrimination when she decided to transition from a man to a woman.

Transgender woman accuses Greenville prison staff of discrimination

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 19, 2017, 11:44am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A transgender inmate at the Greenville prison is suing a prison doctor, counselor, case manager and other prison personnel, citing alleged transgender discrimination and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Waste transport facility claims auto parts maker incorrectly labeled hazardous liquid

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 19, 2017, 11:41am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A waste transport facility is suing SRG Global Inc., an automotive parts maker, citing alleged breach of duty.

Injured drivers charge negligence, alcohol as factors in Nameoki crash

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 19, 2017, 11:40am

EDWARDSVILLE — Two drivers are suing Arlander Graham, Jacob Lawrence Vermaat and Vermaat's employer, FBN Transportation LLC, citing alleged negligence caused them to suffer injuries during a multiple-car collision.

Belleville man accuses Equifax, TransUnion of inaccurate reporting after bankruptcy

Michael Abella Mar. 19, 2017, 11:38am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A consumer is suing Equifax Information Services LLC, TransUnion LLC and 1st National Bank of Omaha, alleging unfair and inaccurate reporting of financial information on debts that should have been discharged through bankruptcy.

Motorist alleges woman failed to control vehicle while driving on North Greenmount Road

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 19, 2017, 11:36am

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing over an accident that took place in September 2015 in O'Fallon.

Employee at Continental Tire in Mount Vernon alleges racial discrimination

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 19, 2017, 10:23am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Continental Tire the Americas employee has filed suit, citing an alleged hostile work environment due to racial harassment from co-workers and retaliation over his complaint.

Couple alleges Columbia motorist failed to watch for other vehicles

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 19, 2017, 10:21am

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a Columbia driver, citing her alleged negligence caused a collision.

HeplerBroom attorneys named to Best Lawyers list

Chandra Lye Mar. 19, 2017, 10:19am

Nine lawyers from HeplerBroom LLC have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Woman alleges injuries in trip, fall at O'Fallon car dealership

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 19, 2017, 10:10am

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing Meyer Bros. Auto Co. doing business as Meyer Honda Co., an O'Fallon car dealership, citing alleged negligence due to an uneven sidewalk that caused her to fall and suffer upper-body injuries.

Women driving in Fairview Heights allege motorist hit driver's side of vehicle

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 19, 2017, 10:08am

BELLEVILLE — A driver and passenger are suing motorist Carolyn Miller, citing alleged negligence caused a collision.

Fairview Heights motorist allegedly failed to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 19, 2017, 10:01am

BELLEVILLE — A driver who allegedly struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk in Fairview Heights is being sued.

Prenzler asks State's Attorney to investigate former administration's data wipe

The Madison County Record Mar. 15, 2017, 3:12pm

Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler has asked State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons to investigate data destruction by former chairman Alan Dunstan and former administrator Joseph Parente.

Rosenstengel awards med mal plaintiff who suffered kidney damage $29.6 million

Ann Maher Mar. 15, 2017, 2:48pm

U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel on Tuesday awarded a plaintiff in a medical malpractice suit $29.6 million in damages following a bench trial that took place in federal court in East St. Louis in October.

Belleville candidate responds to sitting alderman's 'she knows Ajax and vacuum cleaning' comment

The Madison County Record Mar. 15, 2017, 12:47pm

Note Phil Elmore's social media post: March 8, 2017 (International Women's Day) He writes: "Anybody that votes for Lillian hates Belleville and progress. She knows Ajax and vacuum cleaning, that's it. For Belleville sake I hope this is the last we hear from her lunacy.”  

Madison County Citizens for Educational Sustainability: Vote 'no' on sales tax increase

The Madison County Record Mar. 15, 2017, 10:00am

Some school board members are saying they “promise” to use some of this new sales tax money to “reduce” property taxes. But a school board member cannot make a promise “forever.” They can change their mind at any time. The purpose of this new sales tax is not to reduce property taxes. It’s to issue bonds, which could increase your property taxes.

Justice reform groups continue push for venue, jurisdiction bills in Missouri Legislature

Taryn Phaneuf Mar. 15, 2017, 9:43am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling regarding jurisdiction that looks like a win for the business community doesn’t negate the need for legislation reforming the way the state’s courts settle venue and joinder matters, civil justice reform advocates say.

Convicted man to finally recieve full sentencing in St. Clair County

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Mar. 14, 2017, 10:34pm

A St. Clair County circuit court will have to finish sentencing a shooter convicted on five felony counts before the defense can appeal, a March 10 hearing before an appeals court found.