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Manufacturers seek to dismiss bus driver's suit alleging benzene exposure

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 10:23pm

Several manufacturers seek to dismiss a man’s suit alleging his wife died as a result of benzene exposure while working as a bus driver, arguing that the complaint fails to allege specific facts.

Foley & Mansfield expand defense practice into Edwardsville

Chandra Lye Aug. 8, 2017, 10:15pm

With the fourth office opening in two years the national firm now has a presence in 13 locations around the U.S.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 14-18

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 4:37pm

There are 22 cases with hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for Aug. 14-18.

The ant and the grasshopper

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Aug. 8, 2017, 4:24pm

CPS: It's not a bailout!

Class action: Walgreens wrongly charged Cook 'pop tax'; Retailers had warned such suits were coming

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 8, 2017, 4:10pm

CHICAGO - Walgreens has become the first retailer hit with a class action lawsuit for allegedly wrongly making customers pay Cook County’s so-called “pop tax” on drink purchases that should have been exempt.

Madison County foreclosures July 20- 27

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 8, 2017, 4:04pm

There were 22 foreclosures in Madison County from July 20-27.

Pit bull owner denies liability in dog attack suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 8, 2017, 2:54pm

A pit bull owner denies liability in a woman’s lawsuit alleging she and her own dog were attacked in the plaintiff’s front yard.

St. Clair County real estate July 17-21

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 8, 2017, 2:35pm

An O'Fallon home sold for nearly $500,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for July 17-21.

St. Clair County foreclosures July 26-Aug. 2

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 8, 2017, 2:27pm

There were 12 foreclosures in St. Clair County from July 26-Aug. 2

Andrew Kopon Jr. elected new International Association of Defense Counsel president

Glenn Minnis Aug. 8, 2017, 12:48pm

CHICAGO – The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has elected veteran Illinois attorney Andrew Kopon Jr. as its new president.

Judge denies motion to dismiss overtime pay lawsuit against Backstreet Entertainment, counterclaim

Pam Wright Aug. 8, 2017, 12:37pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by employees of GLH Capital Enterprise, M.L.K. Enterprises and Backstreet Entertainment, who allege that they were not paid overtime.

Mother and girlfriend of suspect fatally shot while fleeing police dispute official account

The Madison County Record Aug. 8, 2017, 11:14am

CAHOKIA – Mildred Moellman of Missouri, whose life allegedly depended on a police officer fatally shooting her friend Jason Stringer at Cahokia’s Wal-Mart last Nov. 28, says it didn’t happen that way.

Pedestrian accuses motorist of hitting parked car, striking him

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 8, 2017, 10:31am

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County man alleges he was injured while walking in East St. Louis when a driver struck a parked car, which then struck him.

Man files suit against Wells Asphalt, driver over Monroe County collision

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 8, 2017, 10:13am

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges he was injured in a collision in Monroe County.

Consumer claims Credit Management attempts to collect debt discharged in bankruptcy

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 8, 2017, 10:08am

EAST ST. LOUIS – A consumer alleges a debt collector is attempting to collect a debt that was discharged due to bankruptcy.

Motorists allege drunk driver caused wrong-way crash

Lhalie Castillo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:39am

EDWARDSVILLE – Two motorists allege an intoxicated driver caused a collision on Interstate 55. 

Employers are latest target of lawsuits under Illinois privacy law

Amy Korte, Illinois Policy Institute Aug. 8, 2017, 7:16am

Lawsuits by employees over the use of fingerprint time clocks could cost companies millions in damages.

Preckwinkle suing soda tax opponents, judge fears 'chilling effect'

John Kristof, Illinois Policy Institute Aug. 8, 2017, 7:10am

Cook County’s lawsuit seeks damages from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.

Former Township worker claims she was fired for not selling fundraiser tickets; Plaintiff: 'Republican at worst or not a Democrat at best'

Ann Maher Aug. 7, 2017, 4:02pm

A former employee of Wood River Township claims she was wrongfully terminated for refusing to sell tickets to a political fundraiser prior to the municipal election earlier this year.

Wigginton enters guilty plea in DUI case

Ann Maher Aug. 7, 2017, 12:04pm

Former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and has surrendered his driver's, according to Madison County court documents filed in July.