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Enterprise denies liability in wrongful death suit

Enterprise argues that a customer’s death was caused by his own negligence by choosing to walk on the interstate to aid a disabled vehicle while waiting on the side of the highway after his rental car ran out of gas.

Royal Pines Condominium Association allegedly failed to repair property

BELLEVILLE – A Maryland Heights, Mo. resident alleges her condominium has been damaged because of a settling foundation and the condominium association has failed to make repairs for more than five years.

Man seeks disability benefits from insurer following spinal injury

BELLEVILLE – A former railroad worker alleges he is disabled because of a spinal injury and that his claim for disability benefits has been refused.

Kolker denies dismissal in suit alleging fatal collision involving secondary disabled vehicle after rental car ran out of gas

St. Clair County associate judge Chris Kolker denied dismissal in a suit alleging a man died in a fatal collision when he went to the aid of another disabled vehicle while waiting on the side of the highway after his rental car ran out of gas.

Product liability case sets stage for angry exchange between Cook and opposing counsel

BENTON – Belleville law firm leader Bruce N. Cook called opposing counsel a “cheating self important prig” by electronic mail, and later told him almost everything he does or says is deceitful.

Owner of demolition company seeks to dismiss suit alleging building demolished for scrap

The owner of a demolition company seeks to dismiss a suit alleging he demolished a building for scrap, arguing that the complaint includes false statements intended to embarrass and harass the defendants.

Enterprise seeks to dismiss suit alleging fatal collision after rental car ran out of gas

Enterprise and one of its employees seeks to dismiss a suit alleging a man died in a fatal collision after a rental car ran out of gas, arguing that the fatal collision involving another disabled vehicle on the highway was unforeseeable.

Motorist alleges driver failed to stop, caused vehicle to overturn

BELLEVILLE – A New Baden resident claims that he was injured when a Shiloh man failed to stop and collided with his vehicle in Summerfield.

Louisiana woman alleges brain injury as result of negligent medical treatment

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Louisiana couple alleges the wife was injured by the negligent acts of two physicians.

Woman alleges motorist hit her while working in construction zone

BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges she was injured when she was struck by a motorist while working in a construction zone.

Motorist sues over crash in work zone

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing a motorist for allegedly causing a collision in a work zone.

St. Clair County jury awards mother, daughter $300K in 15-year-old medical malpractice case alleging birth injury

A St. Clair County jury awarded a mother and her daughter $300,000 in a 2002 medical malpractice suit alleging the minor suffered hypoxia and fetal depression during birth, allegedly causing permanent hearing loss.

Motorist alleges injuries from head-on collision on Illinois Route 13

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver, alleging the defendant negligently caused a March crash on Illinois Route 13.

Supreme Court denies defendant's request to review decision involving St. Clair Co. jurisdiction

SPRINGFIELD – Supreme Court Justices, like Fifth District appellate judges, prefer to let a St. Clair County judge decide where Franklin County resident Jessica Patton should defend a wrongful death suit.

Dry cleaning clerk says New York Cleaners fired her after she reported co-worker assault

BELLEVILLE — A former dry cleaning clerk is suing New York Cleaners Inc. and John McIntosh, her supervisor, citing alleged retaliatory discharge and failure to timely pay final wages.

Woman sues over fall from pilates reformer

BELLEVILLE - A woman claims she was injured when she fell off a pilates reformer at the Belleville Health and Sports Center.

Tree service employee denies negligently causing injuries

An employee of a Granite City tree service denies negligently causing his own injuries when he allegedly fell from a bucket truck.

Granite City tree service says employee was negligent in personal injury suit

A Granite City tree service company claims one of its employees is contributorily negligent for any alleged damages after he fell from a bucket truck.

Shopper alleges injuries from slip and fall at Wal-Mart

BELLEVILLE — A woman claims she was injured when she slipped and fell on water while entering a Wal-Mart store.

Judge Kelley grants subpoena of patient’s mental health records in leg amputation suit

HSHS Medical Group is permitted to subpoena a patient’s confidential mental health records in a lawsuit alleging she allowed her leg wounds to become contaminated with dirt and pet hair, resulting in amputation.