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Worker seeks all information on mixing machine she alleges caused injury

By John Breslin | Jun 13, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE -- A court is being asked to order a food company to reveal the identity of the manufacturer of a machine that allegedly caused an injury to one of its workers.

Fifth District affirms decisions allowing non-Illinois residents to litigate Essure claims in Madison County

By John Breslin | Jun 13, 2019

MOUNT VERNON -- In two separate decisions, the Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed rulings out of the Madison County Circuit Court finding that non-Illinois residents are allowed to be involved in a mass action suit despite the landmark Bristol Myers Squibb decision limiting that right.

Freight firm sues over damage caused to transformer in transit

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2019

A freight company is accusing a transport broker of negligence and breach of contract after a claimed $500,000 of damage was caused to a transformer while in transit.

Woman files class action over all natural ChapStick claims; Pfizer denies plaintiff allegations

By John Breslin | Jun 11, 2019

A class action lawsuit against Pfizer alleges its ChapStick lip balm lines are not all natural.

Investigation continues following embezzlement indictment of former director of support group

By John Breslin | Jun 11, 2019

An investigation into alleged embezzlement of funds from an East St. Louis community center is continuing, it was confirmed following the handing down of an indictment against its former executive director.

Wrongful death suit filed against Centreville adult club after fatal shooting in parking lot

By John Breslin | Jun 11, 2019

BELLEVILLE – The partner of a man fatally shot outside a Centreville adult entertainment club who is the mother of his three children recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the club's its owners and the alleged gunman.

Mother, daughter sue Jimmy John's, claim 'freaky fast' promotion led to crash

By John Breslin | Jun 10, 2019

A mother and her daughter allege a promise of "freaky fast" delivery by sandwich-making chain Jimmy John's is the cause of a Glen Carbon collision.

Edwardsville hotel guest allegedly contracted Legionnaire's disease

By John Breslin | Jun 10, 2019

A man is suing an Edwardsville hotel where he claims to have contracted Legionnaire's disease due to contaminated water.

Another class action alleging biometric privacy violations filed in St. Clair County

By John Breslin | Jun 7, 2019

Another class action lawsuit accusing a company of violating a biometric privacy act has been filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

St. Louis attorney defends filing similar BIPA class actions in same court against same defendant

By John Breslin | Jun 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis attorney who filed two similar class action lawsuits in the same court against the same company alleging violations of Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) recently defended the moves as ones that occur all the time.

Madison County says it took cue from state with new schedule of court costs, fees

By John Breslin | Jun 5, 2019

Court costs, fines and fees will rise in Madison County following the introduction of a new statewide standardized system for those costs.

New workers' comp law creates 'unprecedented new rights,' defense attorney says

By John Breslin | Jun 5, 2019

A new Illinois law signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker does not repeal or extend the limitation on when an employee can file a claim under the workers' compensation system, it creates "unprecedented new rights," a Chicago-based defense lawyer said.

Republicans decry 'power play' by Democrat lawmakers to grab control of sanitary district

By John Breslin | Jun 3, 2019

Democrats have moved forward to take control of the Metro East Sanitary District with the passage of a bill that changes how board commissioners are appointed.

Attorneys sued for alleged legal malpractice after former client's icy slip, fall suit is dismissed

By John Breslin | Jun 3, 2019

Three attorneys are facing a lawsuit over allegations they failed to properly represent a man who believed he had a strong case following an icy fall at a grocery store.

Restaurant, food distributor accused of causing colitis

By John Breslin | May 27, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE -- A customer is suing an Edwardsville restaurant, alleging its fish dish caused her to suffer from colitis.

Workers' comp studies show Illinois remains a high-price state

By John Breslin | May 24, 2019

Illinois remains a high-price state when it comes to workers' compensation, with costs driven by substantial attorney involvement in cases and medical-legal bills, according to a recently published study by an independent research institute.

Transgender inmate sues IDOC director, prison staff over alleged sexual assault, asks court for transfer to female facility

By John Breslin | May 23, 2019

A transgender person in prison has asked a federal court to order a transfer to a female prison after allegedly being the victim of repeated sexual harassment.

Property owner alleges Alton failed to maintain storm drains

By John Breslin | May 17, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE -- An Alton investment consultant is suing the city, alleging it failed to properly maintain the storm sewer system, which led to flooding of his business premises.

Fifth District affirms summary judgment for finance company in lease agreement dispute

By John Breslin | May 10, 2019

MOUNT VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge's ruling ordering a doctor and his wife to pay a finance company regarding an agreement they entered into more than a decade ago.

East St. Louis Township conducting forensic audit; Supervisor: Audit is to ensure township is ‘spending money the right way’

By John Breslin | May 10, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – A forensic audit into East St. Louis Township finances is being carried out after the township used $55,000 from its certificate of deposit account to meet payroll.

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