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Wood River woman claims companies failed to prevent benzene leaks

By Louie Torres | Oct 30, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A Wood River woman alleges she developed myelodysplastic syndrome from benzene leaks. 

State Farm sues Amerigas after alleged propane leak, explosion in Collinsville

By Louie Torres | Oct 30, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – An insurance company is seeking more than $200,000 in damages from a propane supplier after an alleged propane leak caused an explosion at a Collinsville property.

Former East St. Louis High School football player seeks damages over alleged head injuries

By Louie Torres | Oct 30, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – A former high school varsity football player alleges his head injuries were caused by a defective helmet.

Man sues motorist, vehicle owner following wife's death

By Louie Torres | Jan 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — An administrator of a deceased woman's estate is suing over a fatal accident.

Mother blames two motorists for child's injuries

By Louie Torres | Jan 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — The mother of a minor child is suing motorists, citing alleged negligence in connection with a traffic collision.

Scott Kuhn Trucking Inc., others blamed for injuries in crash

By Louie Torres | Dec 23, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — Threee men are suing Scott Kuhn, Clary Steel Transport Inc., Scott Kuhn Trucking Inc. and Eastern Express Inc., alleging negligence in a collision of a tractor-trailer and a passenger truck.

Apex Physical Therapy says former employees violated agreements

By Louie Torres | Dec 22, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A physical therapy business is suing former employees claiming breach of contract.

Couple claims negligence against hospital, surgeon after botched surgery nearly caused her death

By Louie Torres | Oct 21, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A husband and wife have filed suit against a hospital, healthcare providers and physician after allegedly carelessness during the wife's surgery that led to sepsis.

3M Company, dozens of others accused of liability for benzene exposure

By Louie Torres | Oct 11, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia and her husband are suing several companies, alleging that they bear responsibility for her alleged exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products.

M Class Mining Health Protection Plan accused of improperly denying benefits

By Louie Torres | Oct 11, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A man who is the guardian of his minor daughter is suing M Class Mining Health Protection Plan, citing alleged breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Motorist accused of failing to keep lookout to avoid collision

By Louie Torres | Oct 11, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — Three people, including a child, are suing a motorist over alleged negligence in connection with a collision.

Former Marine accuses asbestos manufacturers of negligence

By Louie Torres | Jul 7, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A former U.S. Marine is suing dozens of companies associated with the manufacturing and distribution of asbestos, alleging failure to comply with consumer protection laws.

African-American man accuses former employer of racial discrimination

By Louie Torres | Jul 5, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS — An Iowa man is suing an Illinois company, alleging he was wrongfully fired due to racial discrimination.

Class action filed against Cairo over overtime allegations

By Louie Torres | Jun 27, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS – A former police dispatcher alleges that a city did not pay him overtime wages.

Suit claims breast implants have repeatedly migrated

By Louie Torres | Jun 21, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A couple's lawsuit against Hania B. Bednarski, D.O. and Hania B. Bednarski, D.O., S.C. doing business as Serenity Surgery, alleges negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Driver claims accident report was falsified

By Louie Torres | Jun 21, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS — A man is suing the Richland County (Illinois) Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Andrew R. Hires, Deputy Scott McPeak and Richland County, citing alleged violation of civil rights.

Man says driver failed to keep control of vehicle

By Louie Torres | Jun 20, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing a motorist, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman says debt collector got address wrong

By Louie Torres | Jun 20, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., a debt collector, claiming violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Man says collection agency pursued debt despite bankruptcy filing

By Louie Torres | Jun 20, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS — A man is suing Seneca Mortgage Servicing LLC., a collection agency, claiming the defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

Company says software providers breached contract

By Louie Torres | Jun 10, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS — An Illinois corporation is suing Sunago Systems LLC, Parcelshield LLC and Scott Knight, two Oregon companies and their owner, citing alleged breach of contract and failure to deliver a purchased product.

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