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Illinois Supreme Court mandates diversity and mental health training for lawyers

Chandra Lye Apr. 14, 2017, 3:16pm

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court has instituted a program that it believes will boost sensitivity to diversity and mental health issues in the legal profession in the state.

Residents file class action lawsuit over 2015 Highland oil spill

David Hutton Apr. 14, 2017, 3:10pm

A class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleges negligence against Plains All American Pipeline for the 2015 oil spill.

Maintenance company dismissed from suit alleging infection from dialysis

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 14, 2017, 2:53pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot granted dismissal for a Chicago maintenance company wrongfully named a defendant in a patient’s suit alleging he developed numerous infections during dialysis treatments.

MetroLink denies liability in suit alleging intoxicated passenger struck by trains

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 14, 2017, 2:51pm

MetroLink denies liability and argues that a deceased man caused his own injuries when he was forced to exit the train for intoxication, fell on the tracks and was struck by two trains.

Hospital seeks to dismiss medical malpractice suit involving newborn

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 14, 2017, 2:48pm

A St. Clair County hospital seeks to dismiss a patient’s lawsuit alleging her doctor failed to timely intervene when her son showed signs of distress during delivery.

Cahokia has highest percentage of low-income students in lawsuit, but endures one of the highest property taxes in IL; Superintendent: District seeks full funding for costly curriculum

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 12, 2017, 11:34am

Given that his district educates a high percentage of low-income students and Cahokia property tax payers already are among the most burdened in the state, Superintendent Art Ryan says District 187 cannot be expected to meet more stringent testing requirements without more state funding.

Equifax, TransUnion charged with reporting on debt discharged in bankruptcy

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:48am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Belleville woman is suing Equifax Information Services LLC and TransUnion LLC, consumer reporting agencies, citing alleged unfair credit reporting.

New Baden resident accuses credit bureaus of false reporting, violating the FCRA

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:46am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A New Baden consumer is suing TransUnion LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and Synovus, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Madison County man alleges collection agency violated FDCPA over $33 debt

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:44am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Madison County man is suing The Receivable Management Services Corporation and four unnamed individuals with the debt collection firm, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Convergent Outsourcing allegedly attempted debt collection during bankruptcy case

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:41am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A man is suing Convergent Outsourcing Inc. and four unnamed individuals with the debt collection company, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

CSX accused of $3 million breach of contract by railway services company

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:39am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A company providing railway services is suing CSX Transportation Inc., citing alleged failure to pay more than $3 million for completed work.

District Court grants summary judgment in case involving thousands of pages of FOIA requests

Dee Thompson Apr. 12, 2017, 8:36am

EAST ST. LOUIS — District Judge David R. Herndon has granted summary judgment to defendants in a case in which a former FDA employee submitted numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and other correspondence over a three-year period regarding a glucose monitoring system.

Summary judgment denied in case against doctor regarding pre-employment physical exam

Dawn Geske Apr. 12, 2017, 8:29am

BENTON — Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams has denied summary judgment in a case against a doctor who performed an alleged inappropriate pre-employment physical examination.

District Court sides with mortgage company in legal fee battle

David Hutton Apr. 12, 2017, 8:17am

BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has granted Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Co.’s request tor attorney’s fees and court costs.

Driver caused red-light collision off Interstate 64 in O'Fallon, suit says

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:14am

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing another motorist for allegedly causing a collision at a red light in O'Fallon.

Missouri couple alleges Madison County drivers followed too closely before crash

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:12am

EDWARDSVILLE — A Missouri couple is suing motorists Paul Garbe and Matthew Skibinski, both of Madison County, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries for a January 2016 accident.

Nationstar attempted to collect debt after consumers' bankruptcy, complaint says

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:10am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Fairview Heights couple is suing Nationstar Mortgage LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged unlawful post-discharge communications.

Wrongful-death case against trucking company on behalf of Washington woman struck and killed at rest stop is settled

Dee Thompson Apr. 12, 2017, 8:08am

EAST ST. LOUIS — Almost two years after the death of 72-year-old Olaphan Haley at a Franklin County rest stop, the wrongful-death lawsuit filed on her behalf by her husband William Haley Jr. has been settled.

Couple sues slew of companies for asbestos-containing materials after husband develops cancer

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 7:09am

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing Air & Liquid Systems Corp., Aurora Pump Co., CBS Corp., Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc., Flowserve Corp., FMC Corp. and others, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries for manufacturing products containing asbestos.

Hearing on manufacturer's motion to dismiss set in suit alleging faulty boom lift

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:33pm

A motion hearing has been set for next month for a manufacturer’s motion to dismiss a suit alleging two people were seriously injured when an aerial boom lift collapsed.