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

The Madison County Record Sep. 20, 2017, 7:40am

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

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2017, 9:29am

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

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2017, 9:26am

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

Philip Gonzales Aug. 28, 2017, 3:46pm

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

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 11, 2017, 7:42am

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Aug. 2, 2017, 11:44am

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Aug. 1, 2017, 9:09am

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

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 13, 2017, 9:52pm

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 13, 2017, 5:37pm

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

The Madison County Record Jun. 6, 2017, 12:44pm

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 24, 2017, 3:06pm

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

Michael Abella Mar. 7, 2017, 2:05pm

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

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 13, 2016, 3:14pm

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

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 25, 2016, 3:43pm

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

Michael Abella Oct. 11, 2016, 7:14pm

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

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 3, 2016, 8:43am

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.

St. Clair County Public Building Commission seeks dismissal in woman’s suit alleging exposure to toxic chemicals

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 1, 2016, 10:04am

St. Clair County’s Public Building Commission claims it is a “separate body politic” from St. Clair County and seeks dismissal in a woman’s lawsuit alleging she was exposed to hazardous chemicals from cleaning products.

Flooring companies seek to dismiss man’s lawsuit alleging chemical exposures caused Parkinson’s disease

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 9, 2016, 1:34pm

Story CopySeveral flooring companies seek to dismiss a man’s lawsuit alleging he developed Parkinson’s disease after years of working with chemicals in the flooring business.

Negligence, wrongful death among counts against Anderson Hospital and physician

Molly English-Bowers Feb. 6, 2016, 6:25pm

EDWARDSVILLE – The special administrator of a man's estate is suing over his alleged wrongful death.

Belleville hospital denies liability in suit alleging patient died of cardiac arrest

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 12, 2016, 9:25am

A Belleville hospital denies liability in a woman’s wrongful death suit alleging her husband died of cardiac arrest as a result of the defendants’ negligence.