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Norguard alleges auto repair company failed to pay nearly $50,000 in premiums

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 18, 2017, 10:20am

BELLEVILLE — An insurance company is suing an automotive repair and maintenance company, citing alleged breach of contract for refusing to pay coverage premiums.

Motorist accuses other driver of negligence

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 18, 2017, 10:18am

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Michaele Hines, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries in causing a car crash last November.

Railway worker alleges back injury due to poor safety precautions

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 18, 2017, 10:13am

BELLEVILLE — A railway worker is suing Alton & Southern Railway Company, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence for a back injury he suffered on the job.

Rosenstengel denies former deck crew's request to declare what constitutes a thunderstorm

Melissa Busch Apr. 18, 2017, 9:23am

BENTON, Il. – An Illinois federal court denied a request by a former crew member, who claims he was injured while working on a boat during severe weather conditions, for the court to attest to what constitutes a thunderstorm.

NFL defeated St. Louis promoters’ lawsuit 20 years ago; New suit echoes the old one

The Madison County Record Apr. 18, 2017, 9:14am

Titans of 20th Century government lured the Rams football franchise to St. Louis on desperate terms, and a suit filed in the ‘90s to cover the resulting losses failed.

Man claims Save-A-Lot failed to clean up water in aisle, resulting in fall

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 18, 2017, 8:01am

BELLEVILLE — A grocery store patron is suing Save-A-Lot Food Stores Ltd., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries in a slip and fall.

Driver allegedly rear-ended motorist due to excessive speed, suit says

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 18, 2017, 7:59am

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing Tamara Harris claiming she was negligent for a 2015 crash in Cahokia.

Appellate court dismisses postconviction petition challenging drug conviction but offers defendant credit toward fine

Chandra Lye Apr. 18, 2017, 7:15am

The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a post-conviction petition appealing a drug conviction but decided that the defendant was entitled to $5 per day for each day he was held before sentencing.

The sun is shining, and it's a dark day for asbestos plaintiff lawyers

The Madison County Record Apr. 18, 2017, 6:37am

Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they're feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can't get that Carole King tune out of their heads.

Herndon transfers suit alleging banks funded terror to NY

The Madison County Record Apr. 17, 2017, 2:19pm

U.S. District Judge David Herndon transferred to New York City a suit from attorney John Driscoll of St. Louis, claiming global banks financed terror attacks.

Former employee fails to provide evidence for reverse discrimination in case against assisted living facility

Tricia Erickson Apr. 17, 2017, 12:42pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently granted an assisted living facility's motion for a summary judgment in a “reverse” discrimination termination case.

Delivery driver files class action against Domino's Pizza for vehicle expense compensation

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 12:39pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Domino's Pizza delivery driver has filed a class action lawsuit against MBR Management Corporation for alleged violation of employment law.

Mt. Vernon doctor accused of sexual assault during exam

The Madison County Record Apr. 17, 2017, 12:29pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Fayette County woman is suing a doctor, Shabbir Safdar, for alleged sexual assault during a physical examination.

SSM sued by nearby clinic for alleged copyright infringement

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 11:18am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A walk-in healthcare clinic is suing SSM Healthcare (owning and operating Good Samaritan Hospital) and SSM Health Express Clinic for alleged trademark infringement resulting in unfair competition.

Customer sues Belleville restaurant over slip and fall

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 11:03am

BELLEVILLE — A customer is suing Beast Craft BBQ Co. of Belleville, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent a woman's slip and fall on a slick floor.

Fairview Heights motorist claims she suffered injuries in 2015 rear-end crash

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 10:59am

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing Angeletta C. Edwards for allegedly rear-ending her vehicle at a Collinsville intersection two years ago.

Woman claims hospital's faulty elevator door suddenly closed, knocking her down

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 10:58am

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing St. Elizabeth's Hospital of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, claiming insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries after she says she was hurt by a malfunctioning elevator.

Mail carrier allegedly fell into manhole in East St. Louis

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 10:55am

BELLEVILLE — A U.S. Postal Service employee is suing the City of East St. Louis, citing alleged breach of duty for failing to maintain a manhole cover on a sidewalk, which caused him to fall into it.

Motorist alleges negligence by vehicle driver and owner for January crash in Swansea

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 17, 2017, 10:04am

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Lindsay Devivo and Carolyn Devivo, a vehicle owner and driver, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

While Metro East residents struggle, local lawmakers continue to get paid over 2-week spring break

Hilary Gowins, Illinois Policy Institute Apr. 17, 2017, 8:25am

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned April 11 without passing a balanced budget or tackling essential reforms to save the state from financial ruin.