News from June 2015

Lawsuit alleging motorist struck boy on bicycle set for conference

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 1, 2015

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien scheduled a case management conference for a lawsuit in which a motorist accused the boy he struck on a bicycle of negligence.

Pastor denies fraudulently transferring incarcerated brother-in-law’s property

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 1, 2015

A pastor accused of fraudulently transferring his brother-in-law’s property while he remained in jail has denied the allegations.

Man sues over injuries on apartment balcony

By Dan Harkins | Jun 1, 2015

A man is suing an apartment complex after suffering injuries allegedly caused by a faulty balcony railing.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Woman alleges injuries in parking lot collision at drive-in

By Dan Harkins | Jun 1, 2015

A woman injured by a driver in a parking lot, as well as her husband, are suing for the injuries she allegedly sustained in the incident. Martha and Richard Pinones filed a complaint on May 19 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Daniel Baudendistel.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Woman sues over accident injuries

By Dan Harkins | Jun 2, 2015

A woman is suing the driver who caused an auto accident that allegedly caused her injuries. Terrie Powell filed a complaint on May 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Andrea Kemp.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Woman and passenger allege accident injuries

By Dan Harkins | Jun 2, 2015

A woman and her passenger are suing another driver for allegedly causing an accident in 2013 that caused them both injuries.

Patron sues auction house over chair collapse

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A man filed suit against a retail auctioneer for alleged negligence in 2014. Michael Orasco brought a lawsuit on May 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against Michael Dixon d/b/a Dixon’s Tradin’ Post of Granite City, claiming negligence in a May 2014 incident. According to the filing, the plaintiff was on the defendant’s premises, located at 7135 Grand Avenue in Granite City, on or about May 2, 2014; Orasco allegedly sustained injuries when he sat in the defendant’s folding chair and it colla

Widow claims her husband was wrongfully killed while walking on Madison County trails

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A Madison County woman filed suit against a juvenile and a transit authority for her husband’s alleged wrongful death in 2014. Traci L.

Flood prevention district alleges contractor abandonded project

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A Madison County flood prevention agency is suing a private construction company claiming breach of contract.Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council (SIFPDC) filed a lawsuit on May 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against Kiewit Infrastructure Co., doing business in Chicago, claiming breach of contract in a September 2014 construction project.

Woman claims she was injured on VFW dance floor

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A woman is suing a veterans group over claims she was injured after being knocked down on a dance floor. Mary L. Svoboda filed a lawsuit on May 26, 2015, in Madison County Circuit Court against Alton VFW Post 1308 claiming premises liability in an August 2014 incident.

Estranged widow sues for transfer of late husband’s IRA

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

An Alton woman is suing a financial firm and two individuals over claims of unlawful withholding of funds. JoAnn Smith filed a lawsuit as an individual and as estate administrator for the late Donald L. Smith on May 27 in Madison County Circuit Court against The Vanguard Group Inc. of Springfield and Scott Smith and Jeffrey Smith of Alton claiming a court order violation in a March 2014 action

Man sues over injury-causing accident

By Dan Harkins | Jun 2, 2015

A man injured in a three-car accident is suing the other two drivers involved.

Woman sues over highway injuries

By Dan Harkins | Jun 2, 2015

A woman is suing over injuries she suffered in a highway accident. Jamie Dearleth filed a complaint on May 19 in Madison County Circuit Court against Kenneth Wilson Jr. At 5:30 p.m.

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