Sandra Lane News

University and Rehab Center accused of negligence

By Sandra Lane | Mar 5, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE -- An estate executor alleges a care center neglected a patient, causing her to suffer severe sepsis.

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital named in suit over development of pressure sore

By Sandra Lane | Mar 4, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Timothy McGary filed a lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court on Feb. 13 regarding the alleged lack of professional care he received at a Belleville hospital.

Widow alleges husband's lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure

By Sandra Lane | Mar 4, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Armstrong Pumps and 31 additional manufacturers and distributors of products allegedly containing asbestos fibers have been sued in the St. Clair County Circuit Court by Sandra Dewyer, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Sammy Dewyer, who died of lung cancer in Feb. 6, 2018.

Driver crossed center line causing severe injuries, suit alleges

By Sandra Lane | Mar 4, 2019

BELLEVILLE – A lawsuit filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court claims a driver crossed the center line on Randolph County Line Road near Township Line Road, causing severe injuries.

Motorist sues over Wood River crash

By Sandra Lane | Mar 4, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE – Kathy H. Thomas filed a lawsuit in the 3d District Circuit Court of Madison County on Feb. 27 to recover damages from Chontella M. Smith, whose vehicle collided with the plaintiff's car while both were driving in Wood River on April 13, 2017.

Longstanding legal action between historical railroad societies is settled

By Sandra Lane | Jul 24, 2018

Three historical societies reached an agreement after years of litigation alleging fraud and conversion.

Yandle turns down Boeing’s second motion to keep asbestos suit in federal court

By Sandra Lane | Jul 9, 2018

An Illinois federal judge denied Boeing Company's second attempt to move an asbestos lawsuit from state to federal court.

Attorney re-opens law firm in Kirkwood

By Sandra Lane | Jul 6, 2018

KIRKWOOD, Mo. – Kurtis B. Reeg, a longtime Missouri attorney, has announced the opening of a new office at 939 N. Clay Ave. in Kirkwood.

Appellate court affirms lower court’s order to continue treatment for man convicted of first-degree murder

By Sandra Lane | Jul 5, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a ruling of St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida in remanding a man convicted of murder to the custody of the Department of Human Services for continuing treatment.

Edwardsville attorney honored as one of the 10 best criminal attorneys in Illinois

By Sandra Lane | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Attorney Deborah A. Hawkins of Hawkins Law Office recently was named one of the "10 Best Criminal Lawyers for Client Satisfaction in Illinois" for the second straight year by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Court denies plaintiffs' motion to exclude expert witnesses in AutoZone aftermarket part suit

By Sandra Lane | Apr 4, 2018

BENTON – Two plaintiffs’ motions to exclude expert witnesses in a lawsuit to recover damages for the purchase of an allegedly defective auto part was denied by Judge Staci M. Yandle on March 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

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