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Memorial Hospital Home Health, others accused of causing infection

Michael Abella Dec. 30, 2016, 9:25am

BELLEVILLE — A patient claims she suffered an infection due to improper home health care.

Woman alleges injuries from damaged curb

Michael Abella Dec. 30, 2016, 9:23am

BELLEVILLE — A business invitee is suing Howland 3 Investments LLC and Tracy L. Bardin, property operators, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Patient alleges negligence following surgery

Michael Abella Dec. 30, 2016, 9:22am

BELLEVILLE — A patient is suing Lincoln Surgical Associates Ltd. and a physician alleging negligence in medical care..

Mother alleges physician failed to timely intervene, injuring newborn

Michael Abella Dec. 30, 2016, 9:19am

BELLEVILLE — A mother is suing Memorial Hospital and Frank F. Mussemann, MD, alleging negligence in labor and delivery care.

Quality Carriers blamed for injuries to chemical worker

Michael Abella Dec. 28, 2016, 8:32am

BELLEVILLE — A chemical worker from Arnold, Mo. is suing Quality Carriers Inc., a trucking company, alleging negligence and insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

First Student, bus driver blamed for injuries in crash

Michael Abella Dec. 28, 2016, 8:32am

BELLEVILLE — A school-bus passenger is suing bus driver Rita R. McCall and bus operator First Student Inc., alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Blake Behme Law Group, attorneys accused of legal malpractice

Michael Abella Dec. 28, 2016, 8:30am

BELLEVILLE — A divorced woman from St. Clair County is suing lawyers Edward J. Blake Jr. and Megan M. Gilbreth and law firm Blake Behme Law Group PC, alleging legal malpractice.

Plaintiffs claim Shady's improperly served intoxicated customer

Michael Abella Dec. 23, 2016, 9:06am

BELLEVILLE — A couple's lawsuit against GNS LLC, d/b/a Shady's, accuses the Summerfield tavern operator of violating the Dram Shop Act by unlawfully selling alcohol to an intoxicated person.

Land buyers claim auction firm engaged in fraud to run up price

Michael Abella Dec. 23, 2016, 9:03am

BELLEVILLE — A land auction business is being sued for allegedly engaging in shill and/or ghost bidding to raise prices at auctions.

Belleville Family Medical Associates, doctor accused of wrongful death

Michael Abella Dec. 23, 2016, 8:57am

BELLEVILLE — A man who is administrator of his deceased wife's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Robert W. Garner, D.O., and Belleville Family Medical Associates Ltd., alleging negligence in medical care.

Drug test facility, school bus company sued over botched drug test

Michael Abella Dec. 23, 2016, 8:50am

BELLEVILLE — A school bus driver is suing Midwest Occupational Medicine Ltd. and Illinois Central School Bus LLC, a drug testing facility and her employer, alleging consumer fraud and negligence.

Woman alleges injuries after slipping on oil

Michael Abella Dec. 22, 2016, 7:22am

BELLEVILLE – A woman is suing Ashland Consumer Markets d//b/a Valvoline Oil Change, a property operator, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Cook, Madison, St. Clair Counties rank sixth in ATRA’s Judicial Hellholes list

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 20, 2016, 2:51pm

Maintaining a yearly spot on the American Tort Reform Association’s Judicial Hellholes list, Cook, Madison and St. Clair Counties were combined this year to make up the sixth Judicial Hellhole in the nation.

St. Clair County foreclosures Dec. 2-15

Carrie Gonzolaz Dec. 20, 2016, 11:21am

There were 21 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Dec. 2-15.

St. Clair County real estate Dec. 1-7

Carrie Gonzolaz Dec. 20, 2016, 11:17am

A Freeburg home sold for $480,000 as part of the St. Clair County real estate transactions for Dec. 1-7.

‘Show Me Your Lawsuit State’ tops ATRA’s Judicial Hellholes list

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 16, 2016, 7:12am

The Metro-East St. Louis region joined the ranks yet again as this year’s worst jurisdictions, with St. Louis topping the American Tort Reform Association’s Judicial Hellholes list and Madison and St. Clair Counties ranking sixth in the nation. ATRA, however, praised Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ recent revised case management order governing the Madison County asbestos docket.

Tee Time denies employee’s sexual harassment claims

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 13, 2016, 8:09pm

A lawn care business denies that an employee suffered sexual harassment and argues that she failed to take advantage of their sexual harassment complaint procedure.

Judge Gleeson denied motion to reconsider arbitration order in suit alleging poor repair work

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 13, 2016, 7:27pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson denied a woman’s motion to reconsider his order compelling arbitration in a suit alleging a contractor did poor repair work following a plumbing accident.

Couple denies negligence in suit alleging failure to disclose over O’Fallon home

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 13, 2016, 7:04pm

An O’Fallon couple denies that their own carelessness caused their alleged damages in a suit alleging they were unaware that their home had an 80-foot easement and a detention pond.

Nearly four-year-old ballot violation charge continued again 

The Record Dec. 13, 2016, 6:47pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Jan Fiss has continued hearings on a felony ballot violation charge against Steveland Kidd for almost four years, but on the most recent occasion Fiss skipped the formalities altogether.