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Woman claims Sun Service failed to properly install drain line, caused water leaks

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 10, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – A South Roxana homeowner alleges that an Edwardsville business failed to properly install a drain line and caused damages to her home.

Patient sues Barnes-Jewish Hospital following placement of lumbar drain

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 26, 2017

A Collinsville couple is suing a St. Louis medical center alleging the husband was injured because of a failure to maintain a sterile field.

Crash on Broadway in Highland subject of injury suit

By Ann Maher | May 23, 2017

A crash two years ago at Broadway and Swallow in Highland is subject of a personal injury lawsuit filed May 19 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Resident alleges St. Paul's Home failed to change dressing on wound

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 25, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A resident is suing a Belleville nursing home for allegedly failing to properly treat her heel would or change the dressing. 

Case management conference set in lawsuit alleging minor patient contracted herpes from dental tools

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 20, 2016

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder scheduled a case management conference in a woman’s suit alleging her daughter contracted the herpes simplex Type 1 virus from contaminated dental tools during a routine dental exam.

Collinsville attorney reaches settlement in failed adoption suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 13, 2016

A Collinsville attorney accused of failing to disclose a conflict of interest in an adoption case has reached a settlement with the Jersey County couple.

Adoption agency accuses couple of failing to obtain home study in botched adoption suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 29, 2016

An adoption agency argues that a Jersey County couple failed to seek out an agency to provide a home study and consent to their adoption in a suit alleging a conflict of interest. Plaintiffs Greg and Janet Warren claim they entered into a contractual relationship with attorney Deborah Crouse-Cobb of Crouse-Cobb & Bays in Collinsville on Nov. 22, 2013, to provide legal services related to the adoption of Jude Warren, a child.

Trial date set in suit alleging botched adoption

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 29, 2016

A jury trial has been scheduled for Sept. 11, 2017, in a Jersey County couple’s lawsuit alleging a Collinsville attorney and adoption agency’s conflict of interest botched their attempt to adopt a baby.

Plaintiffs don't get to change judges simply because they withdraw, refile suit, high court rules

By Dana Herra | Jan 5, 2016

The Illinois Supreme Court has shot down a plaintiff’s attempt to change judges after she dropped a lawsuit and then re-filed it, saying her attempt to “reset the clock” on the process was a loophole those who wrote the rules did not intend to be exploited. State law allows each party to a lawsuit to request one substitution of judge without cause, as long as the motion is made before the judge ha

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