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U.S. district judge dismisses lawsuit against Honeywell filed by incarcerated man

David Hutton Oct. 12, 2017, 8:25am

BENTON – A U.S. district judge has derailed a man’s second attempt to sue Honeywell International Corp. and The Gardner Stern Co. over allegations that his medical issues were caused by not wearing protective gear while traveling in a radioactively contaminated area.

District court grants partial summary judgment for Illinois Central Railroad

David Hutton Oct. 6, 2017, 12:07pm

BENTON – District judge Michael J. Reagan granted partial summary judgment for Illinois Central Railroad in a personal injury suit alleging an employee was injured when her tie extractor was hit. 

Madco Credit Union joining forces with 1st MidAmerica Credit Union

David Hutton Aug. 30, 2017, 2:47pm

EDWARDSVILLE – In a move officials say will improve service for its members, Madco Credit Union is merging with 1st MidAmerica Credit Union.

Fifth District sends marriage dissolution back to trial court

David Hutton Aug. 16, 2017, 8:10am

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has overturned a trial court’s dissolution of a couple’s marriage, holding that the lower court failed to explain its decision to award maintenance payments.

Federal court rejects Hyundai's motion to dismiss product liability case

David Hutton Aug. 11, 2017, 7:36am

BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has rejected a motion to dismiss a product liability lawsuit against a Hyundai Motor Co. subsidiary, according to a decision filed on June 29.

Fifth District denies petition of man convicted of battery

David Hutton Aug. 4, 2017, 12:30pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that a man convicted of battery failed to provide sufficient grounds for the court to allow a successive post-conviction petition.

Man alleges benzene exposure from Roxana refinery caused leukemia

David Hutton Jul. 25, 2017, 2:43pm

EDWARDSVILLE – An East Alton man has filed a benzene lawsuit against the makers of Rust-Oleum and Turtle Wax after he was diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia after allegedly being exposed to toxic emissions as a child from the companies’ facilities in Wood River.

Scopedawg Optics LLC hopes to eclipse member who allegedly hasn’t anted up

David Hutton Jul. 11, 2017, 8:25am

EDWARDSVILLE – A Highland optics company has filed a complaint in Madison Circuit Court against one of the members of the limited liability company who resides in the village of Pocahontas.

Settlement reached in case against Darby Trucking

David Hutton Jul. 10, 2017, 7:02am

BENTON — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit between a Missouri truck driver and a Mississippi trucking company that stemmed from a tractor-trailer accident in Cumberland County.

Federal judge denies appeal of transfer order in bankruptcy case

David Hutton Jul. 5, 2017, 2:49pm

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has denied the request of a bankruptcy litigant who sought leave to appeal the transfer of her case to the Northern District of Texas.

John Scanlon selected president of Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

David Hutton Jun. 12, 2017, 5:12pm

CHICAGO – Veteran attorney John P. Scanlon was selected to lead the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association as the 64th president after being officially installed during the group’s annual convention at the Westin Hotel.

Fifth District affirms Crowder's ruling in shareholder case

David Hutton Jun. 12, 2017, 4:37pm

Appeals court sides with a circuit court decision ruling that the majority shareholders in a closely held corporation oppressed minority shareholders.

District Court sides with Ford in insurance claim case stemming from truck that caught fire

David Hutton May 4, 2017, 4:06pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently granted Ford Motor Co.’s motion to dismiss portions of an insurer's suit filed against it last year.

Hearing set for proposed settlement in class action against Applebee's over 'back-of-house' work

David Hutton May 2, 2017, 7:53pm

Employees filed a lawsuit alleging that that 26 Applebee's locations in southern Illinois failed to properly compensate them for their work.

Woman alleges injuries from trip, fall at East Alton apartment

David Hutton Apr. 18, 2017, 2:17pm

EDWARDSVILLE - A Wood River woman alleges she was injured after tripped at an East Alton apartment complex. 

Former Marine, construction worker files asbestos-related negligence lawsuit

David Hutton Apr. 18, 2017, 12:14pm

BELLEVILLE — A couple has filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming negligence in the asbestos-related cancer diagnosis the husband received last year.

National Guard vet, former AT&T machinist claims negligence for asbestos-caused cancer

David Hutton Apr. 18, 2017, 12:13pm

BELLEVILLE — A man and his wife have filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming negligence in the asbestos-related cancer diagnosis he received last year.

Plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuit claim prolonged exposure led to lung cancer

David Hutton Apr. 18, 2017, 8:58am

BELLEVILLE — An Illinois man and his wife have filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court against dozens of companies alleging that his recent lung cancer diagnosis is the result of prolonged asbestos exposure.

Former welder files asbestos-related lawsuit in St. Clair

David Hutton Apr. 18, 2017, 8:42am

BELLEVILLE — A man who worked for years as a welder has filed a lawsuit against dozens of companies alleging their negligence led to his contact with asbestos that ultimately was responsible for the lung cancer diagnosis he received.

Residents file class action lawsuit over 2015 Highland oil spill

David Hutton Apr. 14, 2017, 3:10pm

A class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleges negligence against Plains All American Pipeline for the 2015 oil spill.