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Belleville doctor wants med-mal case alleging perforated bladder dismissed

SchoemakerA doctor accused of perforating a woman’s bladder during a hysterectomy is seeking the dismissal of a medical malpractice lawsuit against him and a local hospital, saying a reviewing healthcare professional’s report was not attached to the complaint on time.Plaintiff Tammy L. Sparks claims defendant Dr. John Hucker performed an outpatient hysterectomy and oophorectomy on Oct. 11, 2012 at

Contracting company denies liability in woman's ladder fall

A contracting company blamed in a lawsuit alleging a woman fell off a ladder at the Edwardsville YMCA claims the ladder was “converted or stolen” and not in its control at the time of the alleged injury.

Employer claims alleged tree cutter was trespassing

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Incarcerated man seeks default judgment against brother-in-law for allegedly fraudulently property transfer

An incarcerated man who is suing his brother-in-law pastor over claims he fraudulently transferred his property while behind bars is seeking default judgment.

ICJL criticizes ITLA ad campaign as push against potential tort reform under Rauner

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Mudge denies motion to transfer med-mal case out of Madison County

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GM hit with suit over allegedly defective ignition switch

Driscoll

Trust claims couple owes more than $70,000 in unpaid student loans

The National Collegiate Student Loan Trust has filed a lawsuit against a couple it claims failed to repay more than $70,000 in education loans.

Xarelto makers face claims over drug’s alleged inability to timely congeal blood

A woman is suing over claims her ingestion of medication designed to prevent strokes has created an inability for her blood to congeal in a timely manner.

Man alleges injuries after tire hits his vehicle

Falvey

Woman blames Alton nursing home for relative's ulcer

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Roofer sues former employer alleging he was illegally terminated

A roofer alleges he lost his roofing job after he filed for workers' compensation benefits.

Customer's alleged fall on ice, snow lands Huck's in court

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School bus driver claims motorist who caused collision was intoxicated

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Rhode Island woman files lawsuit over Lipitor

Driscoll

Suit: Dentist's negligence caused woman to go months without teeth

A woman alleges she suffered for months without teeth because a dentist failed to properly install implants.

WSJ pounds asbestos trial bar over Sheldon Silver charges; Link between politicians and lawyers 'ripe for investigation,' paper says

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Manufacturers warn of economic damage to Illinois if Justices restore $10 billion Price verdict

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This Simmons isn't getting any beauty rest

You'd think that exposure of scandals and the ensuing punishment of participants would discourage other ethically-challenged individuals from engaging in similarly illicit behaviors and risking comparable comeuppances.Maybe they start out small and get bolder each time they get away with something.Or maybe they think they're smarter than the last guy who got caught and that they'll know to stop before

Rauner wants ban on trial lawyer donations to judges, merit-based judicial selection system

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