Dan Harkins News

Ship worker claims he suffered life-threatening injuries from botulism toxin

By Dan Harkins | Jul 22, 2015

A ship worker is suing the owner of a ship where he ingested food carrying the botulism toxin. Sherman Armstrong, of Lufkin, Texas, filed a complaint on June 26 in Madison County Circuit Court against Magnolia Marine Transport.

Man sues insurance firms, driver over alleged accident injuries

By Dan Harkins | Jul 22, 2015

A man is suing two insurance companies and the driver who allegedly collided with him in Collinsville nearly two years ago.

Roxana woman sued after dog attacked girl

By Dan Harkins | Jul 22, 2015

A father and his minor daughter are suing the owner of a dog that allegedly attacked the girl at the defendants' home, where she was visiting.

Motorist sues driver who allegedly caused South Macon collision

By Dan Harkins | Jul 22, 2015

A driver injured in a car crash is suing the motorist whose actions allegedly caused the crash.

Couple sues over rear-end collision

By Dan Harkins | Jul 21, 2015

A couple is suing the driver who rear-ended their vehicle in Alton in 2014.

Man alleges injuries while installing engine on barge

By Dan Harkins | Jul 21, 2015

A man injured while installing an engine on a barge is suing his boss for supervising an unsafe workplace and crane operator.

Woman sues driver who allegedly crashed into her vehicle outside IHOP

By Dan Harkins | Jul 21, 2015

A woman is suing another woman who crashed into the back of her vehicle in the parking lot of an O'Fallon pancake restaurant.

Womans' estate sues husband over collision

By Dan Harkins | Jul 21, 2015

The estate of a woman allegedly killed as a passenger in a collision is suing the decedent's husband, who was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Man sues woman who allegedly rear-ended him at red light

By Dan Harkins | Jul 21, 2015

A driver is suing the woman who rear-ended him at a red light.

Man's estate claims he died as a result of neglect

By Dan Harkins | Jul 21, 2015

A man's estate is suing a Belleville facility, claiming its negligent care of the decedent led to his death.

Couple sues to finalize workers' comp claim

By Dan Harkins | Jun 24, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE -- A man and his wife are suing to finally iron out a workers' compensation claim that's been ongoing since 2009. According to a lawsuit filed on April 27 in Madison County Circuit Court, Earnest and Jessica Bates, both from St. Louis, filed a complaint against Robert Scott Forbes, of Edwardsville. Mr. Bates, formerly employed by Olin Winchester Corp. in East Alton, was having legal services performed by the defendant.

Caseyville sued over Route 159 project

By Dan Harkins | Jun 24, 2015

BELLEVILLE -- A St. Clair County village is being sued by one of its area development agencies for refusing to rezone property to make way for an upcoming project. According to a lawsuit filed on April 23 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, TBHP LLC filed a complaint against the village of Caseyville, Ill. On Oct. 21, 1998, to woo private developers, Caseyville passed three ordinances that: designated the village's area along Illinois Route 159 as blighted and set up a tax incremental redevelopm

Woman sues Amitriptyline makers, distributors over birth defects

By Dan Harkins | Jun 24, 2015

A woman who believes her child was born with defects and injuries because of the prescription drug Amitriptyline is suing the manufacturers and pharmacies that have distributed it. Helena Peoples filed a complaint on May 5 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., successor to Sandoz Inc. (Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corp.), Kare Pharmacy Inc., Roche Laboratories Inc. and Walgreen Co. The plaintiff's mother, Heaunitia Holman Peoples, was prescribed the drug Amitriptyli

Doctor sues to recover alleged bonuses

By Dan Harkins | Jun 7, 2015

A doctor is suing the other owners of his practice for bonuses he believes he should have been granted in 2012 and 2013.

Student loan trust claims student hasn't made payments on debt in three years

By Dan Harkins | Jun 5, 2015

A student loan trust is asking the court to help it collect on a debt.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Mother's estate sues over fatal Alton crash

By Dan Harkins | Jun 5, 2015

The estate of a mother of two who died in a collision with a tractor-trailer in Alton is suing the driver and the semi's owner allegedly responsible for the crash.

Belleville sued over culvert rehab

By Dan Harkins | Jun 5, 2015

A homeowners association is suing the city of Belleville for allegedly not living up to its end of the bargain.

Man alleges injuries from chemical exposure

By Dan Harkins | Jun 2, 2015

A man has sued over injuries allegedly suffered while at work.

Home remodeler claims he wasn't paid for construction work

By Dan Harkins | Jun 2, 2015

A man is suing to recover money he claims he spent rehabbing part of a home.Brian Brady filed a complaint on May 18 in Madison County Circuit Court against Kimberly and Roy Wells claiming that in 2011, Brady and the Wellses, who were friends, entered into an oral agreement that Brady would rehab, remodel and do other construction work on the Wellses' home at 501 Lanahan Drive, Troy.

Church sued over woman's trip and fall at yard sale

By Dan Harkins | Jun 2, 2015

A woman is suing over injuries she allegedly suffered after falling in a hole at a church yard sale. Kimberly Benda filed a complaint on May 14 in Madison County Circuit Court against Leonard D.

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