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Injured dock worker accuses employer of wrongful termination

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

A Johnson County citizen filed a complaint against his former employer alleging retaliatory discharge and punitive damages in his 2015 job termination.

Passenger claims driver failed to yield the right of way

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

A Madison County woman is suing a motorist, alleging vehicular negligence in an automobile accident.

Alton restaurant alleges payment default

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

An Alton business is suing another Alton company and its principal, alleging breach of fiduciary duty in a purchase agreement.

Stabbing victim sues tavern and patron in Dram Shop suit

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

A Madison County man is suing a tavern and a patron, alleging bar’s negligent over-serving caused the customer to become intoxicated and viciously attack the plaintiff with a knife.

Woman claims she was injured when a car crashed through her work

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

A St. Clair woman is suing a driver, alleging vehicular negligence in a crash that resulted in personal and property damage.

Judge Hylla and Madison County named in probation officer's collision suit

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 16, 2015

Circuit Judge David Hylla was named as a defendant in a woman's lawsuit alleging a probation officer caused a collision. 

Lock company claims it was misled by its former lawyer

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 15, 2015

A corporation filed suit against its former attorney, alleging malpractice and fraud in a 2012 patent ownership dispute. The Lock Company LLC, of Illinois and Missouri, filed a lawsuit June 2 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against John Pawloski and The Law Office of John J.

Collections agency sues for triple the amount owed on a student loan

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 15, 2015

A finance corporation filed a complaint against a debtor alleging breach of contract in an alleged 2013 promissory note default. Brazos Student Finance Corporation as assignee of Richland State Bank filed a lawsuit May 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Jamie Lynn Aaron of Belleville, claiming default of an original loan agreement dating to March 2012. According to the filing, the defendant is indebted to the plaintiff’s Assignor, Richland State Bank.

Elderly woman alleges injuries from broken Bingo bench

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 15, 2015

An elderly woman is suing a municipality and its agency, alleging premises liability after falling through a bench.

Another class action filed over false 'all natural' advertising

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 15, 2015

A consumer filed a class action complaint against a bakery alleging deceptive labeling practices in their 2015 marketing and sales. Kathleen Hobbs filed a lawsuit May 27 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Irene’s Bakery and Gourmet Kitchen Inc. of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, claiming false advertising in her March 2015 purchase. According to the filing, the defendant represents its Black & White Cookies as “all natural”, but the cookies contain sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP), a synthetic

Passenger claims injuries from rear-end collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 15, 2015

A Fairview Heights resident filed suit against a Belleville citizen alleging negligence in a 2013 car crash. Gloria Crisp filed a lawsuit on May 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Lucas McCarty, claiming negligence in a November 2013 incident that allegedly resulted in personal injuries to the plaintiff. According to the filing, the plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle headed south on Greenmount Rd. in Shiloh, St. Clair County, on Nov. 26, 2013.

Grain driver alleges injuries after slipping and falling on oily industrial firm walkway

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 15, 2015

A deliveryman filed suit against a pair of industrial firms alleging negligence in a 2014 slip and fall on their oil-ridden walkway. Richard Hopkins filed a lawsuit on May 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Cargill Inc. and Cargill AGHorizons U.S.A., claiming negligence in a June 2014 incident on the defendants’ grain elevator premises in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Recycling company accused of failing to share proceeds from scrap metal

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 15, 2015

A St. Clair County company filed suit against an Ohio-based recycling business and its owner alleging breach of contract in 2015. Big River Zinc Corporation filed a lawsuit on May 27 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against General Recovery Recycling (GRR) LLC, doing business in Illinois, and Johnny G.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Two drivers accused of causing collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 7, 2015

A Belleville resident filed suit against two individuals for alleged vehicular negligence in 2013. Daniel Meitzenheimer, brought a lawsuit on May 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Sarah M.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Motorist alleges injuries in stop sign collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 5, 2015

A Madison County man has sued a motorist, alleging vehicular negligence.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Police officer accused of causing fatal car accident

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 5, 2015

A mother has sued a police officer and a municipality, alleging negligence.

Trucker alleges wrongful discharge

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 5, 2015

A trucker has sued a freight business, alleging wrongful termination.

New York bank alleges lease default

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 5, 2015

A New York bank has sued a Madison County business and its principals, alleging breach of contract.

Development firm claims borrower failed to make payments after fire

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 5, 2015

A business filed suit against a real estate firm and its principal for alleged breach of contract in a 2007 matter. All-Jer Development Corporation brought a lawsuit on May 21 in Madison County Circuit Court against Mark Anderson, Anderson Real Estate Holding LLC, and Erie Insurance Company, claiming breach of contract in an August 2007 agreement. According to the filing, All-Jer entered into a Promissory Note contract with Anderson and Anderson Real Estate Holding on or about Aug. 6, 2007 for

Truck driver claims insurance company failed to provide coverage

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 3, 2015

A man has sued an insurance business, alleging breach of contract.

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