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St. Clair County residents argue bid-rigging scheme is protected from defamation claims

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 18, 2019

Several St. Clair County residents argue that the lawsuit they filed in federal court accusing a tax buyer of participating in a bid-rigging scheme is protected from defamation and false light claims.

Crane Co. substitutes Armstrong Teasdale as counsel in local asbestos cases

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 7, 2019

A frequent target of asbestos litigation, Crane Co. appears to have substituted counsel with a St. Louis asbestos defense firm in all of its local pending asbestos cases in early January.

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Merger of St. Louis city-county would dissolve court where mass litigation has taken root

By Record News | Mar 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS - Merger of St. Louis city and county would shut down one of the nation’s most wide open courts, as the 22nd Judicial District would cease to exist under the current “Metro City” merger plan.

Suit alleges driver caused collision by reversing in McDonald's drive-thru

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 26, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A woman claims a driver hit her vehicle when he reversed in a McDonald's drive-thru.

St. Clair County landlord alleges tenant, guarantor owe $79,000

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 22, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County landlord is suing a tenant and guarantor, alleging breach of a lease and guaranty agreement in failing to pay more than $79.000.

GEICO alleges motorist's negligence caused crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 22, 2019

BELLEVILLE — GEICO is suing a St. Louis motorist, alleging she negligently left her vehicle on the roadway without warning after it broke down.

Retired judge Mendelsohn seeks expedited trial in personal injury suit due to 'advanced age'

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 21, 2019

Retired Madison County judge Ralph J. Mendelsohn requested an expedited trial in his suit alleging he was injured when he fell on uneven steps at an Alton pub.

Conductor accuses railroad company of unsafe work environment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 19, 2019

BELLEVILLE — An injured conductor is suing a railroad company after he allegedly twisted his ankle between railroad ties.

Insured driver alleges State Farm breached contract

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 19, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing State Farm for allegedly failing to offer a fair and reasonable payment under his underinsured motorist coverage.

Brakeman sues over alleged unsafe work condition

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 19, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A brakeman is suing Norfolk Southern Railway Company after she allegedly suffered injuries due to an unsafe work environment.

Missouri Legislature should put limits on the use of joinder

By The Madison County Record | Feb 19, 2019

Last July, a St. Louis City Circuit Court jury awarded $4.7 billion to several women who claimed to have contracted ovarian cancer from asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.

Passenger alleges injuries from St. Clair County crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 18, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Missouri motor vehicle passenger is suing an Illinois driver, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

Motorist sues bus driver following Swansea collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 18, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County motorist is suing a mass transit operator and bus driver, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

Beneficiary sues trustee alleging breach of fiduciary duty

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 14, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A beneficiary is suing the trustee of an estate after more than $75,000 went unaccounted for.

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Proponents of venue reform say out-of-state claimants have 'gamed' St. Louis city courts

By Record News | Feb 14, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Speaking for the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers in opposing a bill that would tighten jurisdiction over civil suits, injury attorney Brett Emison argued that cities produce better trials because jurors have time and resources to sit for weeks, whereas jury prospects in rural counties have to get their crops in.

Customer alleges mass transit service providers' negligence caused injuries at bus stop

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 13, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County man is suing a public transport service provider, alleging negligence and premises liability.

Driver alleges injuries from Route 157 crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 13, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing the estate of another driver who allegedly caused a collision on Route 157.

Woman sues neighbor over dog attack

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 12, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing a dog owner after she was allegedly attacked and bitten.

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