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Injured biker accuses driver of crossing the line

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 6, 2015

A Madison County man filed a complaint against a motorist alleging vehicular negligence in a collision that allegedly left him with serious injuries. Zachary McElroy filed a lawsuit June 18 in Madison County Circuit Court against James Doty Jr. claiming negligence in a January 2014 crash in Granite City.

Whistle-blower alleges retaliatory discharge from nursing home after reporting alleged abuse

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 6, 2015

A former nursing home employee claims she was wrongfully terminated after reporting incidents of abuse and neglect that possibly led to the death of at least two of its residents in 2014.

Custodian accuses Cahokia school of wrongful termination

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 2, 2015

A St. Clair County man filed a lawsuit against his former employer regarding a 2013 work-related injury in Cahokia that allegedly led to his wrongful termination in 2015.

Rig driver blames motorist for injuries in accident

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 1, 2015

A St. Clair County man is suing a motorist, alleging negligence for injuries stemming from an automobile accident in Fayetteville.

Woman blames oncoming driver for multiple injuries in crash

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 30, 2015

A woman filed a complaint against a motorist following a 2013 highway accident in Madison County. Teresa Boner filed a lawsuit June 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Charles Riley II, claiming vehicular negligence in a June 2013 two-car crash.

Customer blames Taco Bell in slip and fall suit

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 30, 2015

A man filed a complaint against a nationwide fast-food chain, claiming premises negligence in 2015 regarding a parking lot accident in which he slipped and fell. Fred Shaw filed a lawsuit June 15 in Madison County Circuit Court against Taco Bell Corporation alleging negligence in the May 2015 incident in Granite City. According to the filing, the plaintiff was lawfully on the premises of Taco Bell at its 2167 Madison Ave. location on May 6, 2015.

Driver accused of causing collision while intoxicated

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 29, 2015

A Belleville citizen filed suit against a motorist regarding a 2013 motor vehicle accident allegedly resulting in physical injuries. Ryan R.

Woman litigates for damages allegedly caused by highway collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 29, 2015

A driver filed a complaint against a woman alleging negligence in a 2015 Madison County motor vehicle accident that destroyed her car and left her with medical complications. Sandy Horne filed a lawsuit June 15 in Madison County Circuit Court against Elizabeth A.

Family sues driver involved in car wreck

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 29, 2015

A Michigan family filed a grievance against a driver alleging negligence in a 2013 car accident that supposedly left them with serious injuries. Charles Hudson, Algerine Hall-Hudson, Lynda Hall and minor child Allesa Hall of Roseville, MI, filed a lawsuit June 9 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ronald Weaver of Fairview Heights, IL, on allegations of vehicular negligence in a June 2013 collision in St. Clair County. According to the filing, the defendant drove his vehicle into the pat

Three crash victims sue motorist over intersection injuries

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 29, 2015

Two women filed a complaint individually and on behalf of one’s child, against a motorist for a 2014 intersection collision purportedly resulting in physical injury to all three parties. Chelsea Fort, Alicia Hood and Alicia’s son, minor Matthew Hood, all of O’Fallon, filed a lawsuit June 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Julie A.

Man alleges driver intoxicated in rear-end collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 24, 2015

A St. Clair County resident filed suit against a woman alleging drunken driving in a 2013 two-vehicle crash.

Couple sues driver in rear-end crash

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 23, 2015

A St. Clair County couple filed suit against a driver, alleging vehicular negligence in a 2013 accident that injured the wife.

Mother sues drivers in collision for allegedly injuring son

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 23, 2015

A St. Clair County mother filed suit individually and on behalf of her minor son alleging vehicular negligence in a 2015 car accident.

Man sues after wife and three children killed on tracks near Vandalia Halloween parade

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 22, 2015

A Madison County father filed a lawsuit against several railroad firms and his wife’s estate following a traumatic freight train accident that claimed the lives of his wife and three of his children in 2013. Scott Wisnasky, estate administrator for “Dr. W.” and “A.W.”, and Alyssa Sewall, all deceased, and as father and next friend of minor “Dy.

Mother blames driver for causing daughter’s injuries in rear-end collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 17, 2015

A woman filed suit against a driver following a motor vehicle accident that allegedly injured her daughter in 2014. Kellie Chrestman, mother and next friend of minor Chelsie Sumoski, filed a lawsuit June 9 in Madison County Circuit Court against Alexander Dugan on allegations of vehicular negligence in a September 2014 collision. The suit states that the child was a passenger in a vehicle operated on the 1200 block of Troxler in the City of Highland on or about Sept. 25, 2014; Dugan, driving a

Man claims driver caused a collision while attempting to merge

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 17, 2015

A Madison County motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence in a highway crash.

Mother sues property owner over alleged rental fraud

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

A St. Clair County woman filed suit against a property owner in Illinois, alleging fraud and breach of contract in a 2015 rental contract dispute.

Driver alleges negligence in highway collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

A St. Clair County motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence in a motor vehicle collision.

Bank demands full payment in alleged loan default

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

An Illinois financial lending institution filed suit against three corporations for alleged breach of contract in a loan originating in 2006. Liberty Bank filed a lawsuit on May 18 in Madison County Circuit Court against Conxxus LLC, NOW Wireless LLC, and USA Broadband LLC, all of Jerseyville, Illinois; claiming breach of contract over a four-year period between 2008 and 2012. According to the complaint, Conxxus obtained a promissory note guaranteed by NOW and USA in the initial principal amou

Couple claims a swivel chair broke, aggravating a pre-existing back condiiton

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

A St. Clair County couple filed suit against two furniture manufacturers and distributors, alleging negligence based on two separate purchases of the defendants' products, which allegedly broke and collapsed in 2013.

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