Carol Ostrow News

Former employee sues C & K Heating and Cooling over alleged retaliatory discharge

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 25, 2015

A St. Clair County man is suing a heating and air conditioning business, alleging unlawful termination following a workplace injury for which he required medical leave.

Driver sues motorist following highway collision

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 25, 2015

A woman is suing a motorist regarding a 2014 automobile accident which she claims left her permanently impaired.

Customer sues Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill over alleged fall

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 25, 2015

A St. Clair County resident is suing four affiliated businesses and a principal for negligence claiming he was injured after tripping and falling while leaving a barbecue restaurant in 2013.

Cahokia man claims breach of contract in business deal involving eBay account

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 25, 2015

A St. Clair County resident is suing a Jersey County man claiming “fraudulent inducement” in a failed business dealing.

Tenant accuses building owners of negligence over alleged faulty porch

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 25, 2015

A Madison County tenant is suing his building owners after allegedly falling to the ground when a porch railing broke in 2013. Theron L.

Credit union sues couple alleging breach of contract

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 25, 2015

A Madison County financial organization is suing a couple for breach of contract in an alleged 2012 loan default.

Passenger claims permanent injuries following Piasa tanker collision

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 14, 2015

A Madison County resident is suing a pair of businesses and their employee alleging vehicular negligence in a 2013 crash.

Alton man accuses motorist of running stop sign

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 7, 2015

A Madison County resident is suing a Jersey County driver regarding a 2014 motor vehicle collision which he claims left him permanently injured.

Passenger sues tree service company over Maryville accident

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 7, 2015

A Madison County resident is suing a Collinsville tree removal business regarding a 2014 motor vehicle incident which the plaintiff claims injured her when unsecured contents spilled onto the road.

McDonald's customer sues following alleged slip and fall

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 6, 2015

A married couple is suing McDonald's, alleging negligence in a slip and fall that led to injuries.

White Castle sued over alleged slip and fall

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 6, 2015

A couple is suing a fast-food restaurant alleging premises negligence in a 2013 in-store slip and fall which the plaintiffs claim resulted in injuries.

Driver sues another motorist over alleged rear-end collsion

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 6, 2015

A St. Louis County resident is suing a St. Clair County motorist regarding a 2014 three-car collision in St. Clair County.

Injured motocyclist alleges negligence in accident

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 5, 2015

A Harley Davidson owner is suing a motorist, alleging negligence in a crash that he says injured him.

Social worker alleges reinstatement denied due to illness

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 4, 2015

A public school social worker is suing her jurisdictional employer alleging disability discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract in 2014 when she was allegedly denied employment because of illness. Susan Bayer of Belleville filed a lawsuit July 13 in Madison County Circuit Court against Alton Community Unit School District #11, Vickie Breckel, and the Cahokia Unit School District #187 on charges of unlawful employment discrimination in November 2014.

Wrongful death suit filed over Montgomery County collision

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 4, 2015

A St. Clair County family is suing a driver’s estate regarding a 2014 accident which the plaintiffs claim deprived them of their mother and left them with permanent injuries. Darrek A.J.

Disabled adult sues residential facility for negligence over alleged sexual abuse

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 4, 2015

A developmentally disabled adult and his mother are suing his residential facility regarding alleged incidents of sexual abuse along with reckless supervision in 2014. Donna Biffar, mother and guardian of Michael Lawrence Stroh, filed a lawsuit individually and on her son’s behalf on July 9 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Trinity Services, Inc. of Belleville on allegations of negligence in the suspected sexual abuse of her son.

Father claims Edwardsville teen suffered permanent injuries in collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 30, 2015

A father is suing a motorist on behalf of his minor child regarding a Madison County motor vehicle accident that he alleges left the teenager with permanent injuries.

Alton hospital and employee sued over collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 30, 2015

A Madison County couple is suing a hospital and its employee, alleging negligence in an automobile accident that they say resulted in permanent injuries.

State of Illinois sues motorist for damaging crash attenuator on Poplar Street Bridge

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 30, 2015

The State of Illinois is suing a motorist and his employer for more than $171,000 in repair costs, claiming the man "substantially" damaged a crash attenuator and existing steel structure following a collision on the Poplar Street Bridge.

Driver sues over alleged rear-end collision in Hartford

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 29, 2015

A Madison County woman is suing a motorist following a collision she alleges caused more than $50,000 in damages.

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