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Motorist alleges Landstar Inway employee caused I-64 collision

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County man alleges that he was injured in a collision with a commercial vehicle on Interstate 64.

Madison County jury reaches defense verdict in medical malpractice suit

A Madison County jury reached a defense verdict in favor of Midwest Radiological Associates and one of its physicians in a medical malpractice suit alleging a doctor failed to recognize signs of lumbar infection, thus delaying emergency surgery.

Medical malpractice suit alleging delayed lumbar surgery at trial in Matoesian’s court

Trial began Sept. 18 in Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian’s courtroom for a patient’s lawsuit alleging a physician put off an emergency lumbar surgery for too long.

St. Clair County jury reached defense verdict in man's suit alleging his prosthetic eye popped out of his head; Plaintiff previously rejected arbitration award

A St. Clair County jury ruled in favor of Metro in a passenger’s lawsuit alleging his eye popped out of his head when the train doors closed on him as he was exiting.

Driver says Warren Transport trucker rear-ended him on I-55

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing a truck driver and his company, alleging he was negligent while operating the truck and caused a collision on the interstate.

MetroLink denies liability in suit alleging intoxicated passenger struck by trains

MetroLink denies liability and argues that a deceased man caused his own injuries when he was forced to exit the train for intoxication, fell on the tracks and was struck by two trains.

Hospital seeks to dismiss medical malpractice suit involving newborn

A St. Clair County hospital seeks to dismiss a patient’s lawsuit alleging her doctor failed to timely intervene when her son showed signs of distress during delivery.

Dismissal granted for Alton Memorial defendants in medical malpractice suit

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder granted dismissal, but allowed the plaintiffs to amend their complaint in a suit alleging a patient developed sepsis following surgery.

Collinsville attorney reaches settlement in failed adoption suit

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

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.

Former superintendent’s ex-husband denies videotaping intercourse

A former school superintendent’s ex-husband denies videotaping a sexual encounter with his ex-wife that he says was consensual.

Defense attorneys instructed on lawfirm cyber security at IDC conference

Defense attorney Steven Puiszis instructed fellow litigators on how to tighten up cyber security in their firms, noting that law firms are a popular target for hackers.

Belleville hospital, doctor deny duty to identify minor as abused or neglected child

Protestant Memorial Medical Center and one of its physicians seek to dismiss a father’s lawsuit alleging the doctor failed to recognize that his daughter had been abused or neglected.

Metro passenger rejects settlement, arbitration award in suit alleging prosthetic eye popped out of his head

After requesting mediation, a Metro passenger has rejected a $3,000 arbitration award in a suit alleging his eye popped out of his head when the train doors closed on him as he was exiting.

Couple files amended complaint in alleged botched adoption suit

A Jersey County couple filed an amended complaint in a suit alleging a Collinsville attorney and adoption agency’s conflict of interest botched their attempt to adopt a baby.

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.

Metro opposes mediation in passenger’s suit alleging eye popped out of his head

Metro opposes mediation in a passenger’s lawsuit alleging his prosthetic eye popped out of his head when the train doors closed on him as he was exiting.

Trial date set in suit alleging botched adoption

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.

Acadia Insurance Co. seeks judgment regarding policy coverage

BENTON – A Maine-based insurance company is suing because it believes the claims against a defendant, a former client, aren't coverable under the policy it had with it.

St. Clair County judges hire election law specialist to defend nomination objections; Kasper has represented Obama, Clinton and Emanuel

A Chicago election law attorney who has represented President Obama and former President Clinton in election litigation will be helping three St. Clair County judges whose nomination papers face challenge at the Illinois State Board of Elections.