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Lung-cancer victim sues asbestos-related companies for negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

A lung-cancer victim is suing International Paper, Albany International, Trane US, 3M Company and other asbestos-related companies, alleging that negligence and failure to warn led to his ailment.

Veteran blames lung cancer on asbestos exposure from Blackmer Pump., others' products

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 20, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Navy veteran alleges that his lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos during his military career and employment.

Complaint against Trane, others alleges man's cancer was caused by asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A former laborer alleges companies included asbestos fibers in their products.

Husband incurred medical expenses due to cancer diagnosis, St. Clair County lawsuit alleges

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple alleges companies didn't warn workers about the effects of asbestos exposure to the husband's health.

Suit filed in St. Clair County says man responsible for medical bills after cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple claims the husband incurred medical expenses after being diagnosed with cancer.

Estate administrator seeks damages from Garden Denver, others after man's lung cancer death

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 23, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A number of companies are being sued after a man died of lung cancer.

FedEx, driver sued over I-55 rear-end collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 23, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A FedEx driver is accused of following a vehicle too closely in a crash on Interstate 55 in Pin Oak Township.

Suit claims Blackmer Pump, others didn't explain how to safely work around asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 11, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Two people are accusing a number of companies of not warning about the risks of working around asbestos.

Couple names A.O. Smith, others in asbestos lawsuit after wife's cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 11, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple has filed a lawsuit against a number of companies alleging they didn't exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.

Man alleges asbestos in items used by Crane Co., Zurn Industries, others caused cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 2, 2018

A former laborer is suing a number of companies alleging their use of products containing asbestos caused cancer.

Motorist sues over rear-end collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 20, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a rear-end collision.

Husband and wife allege asbestos product manufacturers failed to warn of dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A couple is seeking damages from several manufacturers over allegations the husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

Man alleges asbestos exposure from A.O. Smith Corp., others' products caused cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 8, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges that his exposure to asbestos caused him to develop lung cancer.

Motorist sues over Mississippi Avenue collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 8, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A Cahokia man alleges he was injured when a Sauget driver struck his vehicle in St. Clair County.

Student lender claims it is owed more than $65,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 19, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman is alleged to have failed to pay a loan.

Student loan servicer steering borrowers into costly repayment programs, class action claims; Plaintiff is former local assistant AG

By Ann Maher | Apr 11, 2017

Great Lakes Educational Loan Services has until April 24 to respond to a proposed class action claiming financially stressed borrowers were steered into costly repayment programs instead of more affordable income-driven repayment options.

Student loan servicer's practices not in borrower's best interest, class action complaint says

By Karen Kidd | Mar 11, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Shiloh woman has filed a more than $5 million class action against her student-loan servicer, who she claims steered her and possibly thousands of other financially stressed borrowers into repayment programs that benefited the servicer more than the borrowers.

Workers' comp attorney praises Wisconsin governor for proposed elimination of review board

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 22, 2017

CHICAGO – An Illinois workers’ compensation attorney who calls Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a genius is saluting the politician for his proposed elimination of an independent review board for workers’ compensation cases.

Illinois considers adopting a more portable bar exam

By Taryn Phaneuf | Nov 14, 2016

The Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar is looking for input on a proposal to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination — a multistate bar exam by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, which is becoming the standard of bar exams across the country.

Common Core is promoting Islam in public school classrooms

By The Madison County Record | Dec 14, 2015

Parents in High Mount School in Swansea were outraged that a public school would paint a positive picture of Islam by teaching impressionable young students that Islam bears no responsibility for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Such teaching does reflect the growing trend in American education to portray Islam as a Religion of Peace, how Islam is a misunderstood force for good, or that Islam is just another world religion that is no better or worse than other religions.

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