News from August 2015

Mother, disabled son sue school district after boy fell down stairs

By Dan Harkins | Aug 26, 2015

BELLEVILLE -- A special needs boy and his mother are suing his local school district for allegedly leaving him unsupervised long enough for him to wander off in a gait trainer and fall down nearby stairs.

Driver sues another motorist for allegedly causing a collision on Pontoon Road

By Dan Harkins | Aug 26, 2015

A Madison County woman is suing the driver who allegedly caused her injuries when she turned left in front of her vehicle and caused a crash.

Washington Park bar sued following alleged altercation

By Dan Harkins | Aug 26, 2015

A St. Clair County man is suing a Washington Park bar and one of its employees, alleging that employee broke several bones in the plaintiff's face with his fist.

Driver sued by passenger following one-vehicle crash on Richter Road

By Dan Harkins | Aug 26, 2015

A St. Clair County woman is suing the driver of car in which she was allegedly injured after the driver broke several laws and crashed into a ditch.

Siblings sue over family estate

By Dan Harkins | Aug 26, 2015

BELLEVILLE -- Two siblings are suing a third sibling in a legal squabble over the estate of their deceased mother.

St. Clair County motorist sues two other drivers following three-car accident

By Dan Harkins | Aug 26, 2015

BELLEVILLE -- A St. Clair County man is suing two other drivers, alleging their negligence led to a three-car accident.

St. Clair County man sues auto insurer over unpaid medpay claims following accident

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 26, 2015

A St. Clair County man is suing his auto insurer over claims it has refused to pay for medpay coverage following a vehicle accident the man was involved in.

O'Fallon driver sues motorist over injuries allegedly sustained following I-64 collision

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 26, 2015

An O'Fallon man is suing a Bridgeton, Mo. man following a vehicle collision on Interstate 64 in St. Clair County.

St. Clair County alleges injuries after he tripped in NAPA Auto Parts parking lot

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 26, 2015

A St. Clair husband and wife are suing Sparta Equipment Sales & Service, alleging injuries the husband sustained in the company's parking lot.

Class action suit filed against lumber company over alleged defective flooring

By Dan Harkins | Aug 26, 2015

A Walnut Hill man is leading a class action suit against Lumber Liquidators for selling him and many others a brand of Dura-Wood flooring that is allegedly defective.

FLSA Rising: Ever-shifting wage, hour standards promise to keep employers, lawyers struggling to keep up with law

By Stephanie N. Grimoldby | Aug 26, 2015

(CHICAGO) Legal Newsline - The increase of wage and hour lawsuits being filed in Chicago federal courts in the last 25 years is reflective of a national trend. And with two new notifications from the U.S.

Judges presiding in St. Clair County not seeking retention

By Ann Maher | Aug 27, 2015

Circuit judges John Baricevic, Robert Haida and Robert LeChien are vacating their seats and will not be running for retention in next year's election. They're not retiring, however. According to a report in the Belleville News Democrat, they plan to run for election instead. Baricevic has not returned a call placed on Wednesday.

Judges outside Metro-East announce candidacies for open seats at Fifth District

By Ann Maher | Aug 27, 2015

With two appellate court seats up for grabs next year at the Fifth District Appellate Court, so far just two candidates outside the Metro-East have announced their intentions to run. Second Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jo Beth Weber, resident judge in Jefferson County, will be running on the Democratic ticket for the seat that James Wexstten vacated in January 2014.

Customer sues O'Fallon restaurant for injuires from fall

By Dan Harkins | Aug 27, 2015

A St. Clair County woman is suing the O'Fallon Texas Roadhouse, alleging she suffered injuries after she tripped over a raised rug while leaving the restaurant.

Insurance company sues Illinois woman, alleging unpaid balance

By Dan Harkins | Aug 28, 2015

An insurance company is suing an Illinois woman, alleging she hasn't paid a dime for payment of a promissory note

Madison County heating business sues construction company, alleging failure to pay

By Dan Harkins | Aug 28, 2015

A Madison County HVAC business is suing a Minnesota construction company, alleging lack of payment for work performed. after allegedly performing work, but not getting paid.

Granite City hospital sues former patient for allegedly failing to pay bills

By Dan Harkins | Aug 28, 2015

Gateway Regional Medical Center is suing a former patient for allegedly not paying his bill.

Illinois man alleges driver ran him over in bar parking lot

By Dan Harkins | Aug 28, 2015

An Illinois man is suing a driver who allegedly hit him with his vehicle in a bar parking lot.

Appliance manufacturer seeks to dismiss suit alleging faulty oven ranges

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 31, 2015

An appliance manufacturer seeks to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it was aware that its kitchen equipment had gas leaks but refused to reimburse or replace the alleged faulty oven ranges.

Belleville nursing home and medical services seek to dismiss based on statute of limitations

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 31, 2015

Several Belleville medical service defendants seek to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging their neglectful care of a patient led to his death.

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