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Judge approves $250 million State Farm settlement; Says plaintiffs likely would not have prevailed at trial

By Record News | Dec 14, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who designated Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness for a trial accusing him of corruption, now admits jurors might have trusted him.

Suit alleging false all natural labeling filed against Conagra Brands

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 11, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Attorneys David Nelson and Matthew Armstrong have filed another no-injury class action lawsuit against a food manufacturer for allegedly falsely advertising that the defendant's products were all natural.

Clerk alleges Union Pacific caused lymphocytic disease

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A clerk is suing Union Pacific Railroad Company for allegedly exposing him to toxic substances.

Employee accuses Union Pacific Railroad Company of unsafe work environment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 12, 2018

The Union Pacific Railroad Company faces a lawsuit from an employee injured by working along the railroad tracks.

Wood River faces class action lawsuit over property liens

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 24, 2018

Wood River city officials did not properly serve property owners when recording liens against their land, a new lawsuit claims.

Woman alleges lung cancer from secondary exposure to asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 2, 2018

Several manufacturers face a lawsuit brought by a couple claiming exposure to asbestos.

Suit alleges patient died from pain meds

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 31, 2018

BELLEVILLE — The family of a deceased patient at Protestant Memorial Medical Center is suing the center after a nurse allegedly incorrectly gave the decedent pain medication.

Clifford will treat Chief Justice Karmeier as hostile witness in upcoming Hale v. State Farm trial

By Record News | Jun 26, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Attorney Robert Clifford of Chicago plans to call Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness in a civil racketeering trial against State Farm in September.

Former machinist blames Union Pacific Railroad for lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

A former machinist is suing Union Pacific Railroad and other asbestos-related companies, saying their negligence led to his lung cancer.

Man sues insurer over alleged denial of benefits

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 14, 2018

BENTON — A Red Bud man is suing an insurance company for allegedly violating workers compensation acts.

Herndon grants plaintiffs’ move to put Hale discovery in public domain; State Farm calls it a media ploy to manufacture stories

By Record News | Jun 11, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Discovery documents in a $10 billion suit against State Farm belong in the public record, U.S. District Judge David Herndon ruled on June 11.

Conductor alleges injuries from years of work with railroad company

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A conductor claims he suffered repetitive trauma to his arms, wrists and hands due to years of work with Union Pacific Railroad.

American Family Insurance accused of not settling underinsured motorist claim

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 24, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver and passenger claim an insurance company failed to approve an underinsured-motorist claim after they were injured in a car crash.

Widow claims husband's asbestos exposure led to cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 23, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Eaton, Foseco named in asbestos lawsuit filed in St. Clair County

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A former laborer has filed a lawsuit claiming he developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure.

Hale v. State Farm trial postponed four months until after Labor Day

By Record News | Apr 3, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon postponed for four months a jury trial on a $9 billion claim against State Farm.

Plaintiffs in Hale v State Farm claim Karmeier-provided timeline will prove case; Trial set to start May 7

By Record News | Mar 20, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Plaintiffs who claim State Farm tainted the Illinois Supreme Court through Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier say that a timeline he gave to a news reporter in 2015 revealed corruption.

Machinist names John Deere Co., others in asbestos suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 2, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A man formerly employed as machinist and truck driver alleges exposure to asbestos during his career caused him to develop lung cancer.

Local governments challenged by underfunded pension plans; Candidate for governor calls for amending constitution

By Ann Maher | Dec 20, 2017

With Illinois homeowners paying close to the highest property taxes in the country, and its residents shouldering the highest public pension debt relative to income, how local governments deal with the growing problem is a tale of two cities, so to speak.

Alton and Southern Railway alleges CSX owes it more than $4M

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 27, 2017

BENTON – An East St. Louis railroad company alleges CSX Transportation failed to pay for holding charges.

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