News from June 2015

Driver cites auto parts business, employee in collision

By The Madison County Record | Jun 2, 2015

A St. Clair County resident filed suit against a driver and his employer group for alleged vehicular negligence in a 2013 motor vehicle accident. James Carroll brought a complaint on May 22 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Autozone Stores Inc.; Autozone Parts Inc.; Autozone Inc.; and James Wilkerson, claiming negligence in a June 2013 collision. According to the filing, the plaintiff was operating a vehicle westbound on East Main in Belleville at or near its intersection with East Mon

Tavern accused in Dram Shop suit over bar fight

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A woman filed lawsuit against a tavern, its owner and a patron claiming she was injured during a fight in the tavern. Tonya Dailey filed a lawsuit on May 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against Alexis Arosemena d/b/a Nick’s Bar and Grill; and Erika Hartwick, claiming negligence in a December 2014 incident.

Pedestrian files personal injury suit over pothole fall

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A St. Clair County resident filed a lawsuit against a commercial property and its owner for alleged premises negligence in 2013. Nakia Price brought a complaint in St. Clair County Circuit Court May 21 against Willie McIntosh and Lady Nan Inc. of East St. Louis, Illinois, claiming negligence in a September 2013 incident. According to the filing, the plaintiff was on the defendant’s premises at 3793 St. Clair Avenue in East St. Louis on Sept. 8, 2013.

Estate sues over accident injuries

By Dan Harkins | Jun 2, 2015

A woman's estate is suing a driver responsible for a crash that occurred previous to the woman's death. Charles Peterson, as administrator of the estate of Dorothy Peterson, filed a complaint on May 14 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Charles A.

THEIR VIEW: Lawsuit reforms proposed by Governor Rauner will create jobs in Illinois

By The Madison County Record | Jun 2, 2015

Governor Bruce Rauner’s call for reasonable lawsuit reforms represents a vital step in an economic comeback in Illinois. The time for lawsuit reform is long overdue.

THEIR VIEW: Litigation tourism is bad for Illinois

By The Madison County Record | Jun 2, 2015

Illinois has a nationwide reputation as a prime destination for “litigation tourists.” Each year, people without a meaningful connection to Illinois flock to the state to file lawsuits in the hope of a big payout.

Madison County real estate May 15-20

By The Madison County Record | Jun 2, 2015

May 15, 2015 Alton $37,530- 414 Prairie Ave.- Fannie Mae to Jimmy Lee and Sandra K.

Casino Queen sued in slip and fall lawsuit

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A St. Louis, Missouri resident filed suit against a business for alleged premises liability in 2014. Pamela Miller brought a lawsuit on May 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Casino Queen Inc., registered in Springfield and doing business in East St. Louis, claiming negligence in a February 2014 mishap. According to the filing, the plaintiff was on the premises of Casino Queen Inc., located at 200 S.

St. Clair County real estate May 14-21

By The Madison County Record | Jun 2, 2015

May 14, 2015 Belleville $35,000- 19 Belle Crest Dr. - Secretary of HUD to Charles and Renata Collier $147,500- 1623 Westhaven Dr. - Pippins Family Living Trust to Trisha Athy $87,500- 205 Dorchester Dr. - MIdwest Holdings to Kevin Lamont West $59,900- 516 Avery Hill- Kristin N.

Woman alleges injuries in slip and fall lawsuit

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A woman has sued an East St. Louis business, alleging she was injured after slipping and falling on a floor.

Paving company sued for allegedly defaulting on payments

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A finance business has sued a paving company and its principal, alleging breach of contract.

Legal malpractice lawsuit filed against St. Louis firm over statute of limitations expiration

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A St. Clair County resident filed suit against an attorney and his firm for alleged negligence in the handling of a 2012 case. James L.

Passenger claims she was injured in highway accident

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015

A Clinton County, Iowa, woman is suing over claims she was injured in a motor vehicle accident. Savannah Remrey of Camanche, Iowa, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, filed a lawsuit on May 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Nick Quintal of O’Fallon, Illinois, claiming negligence in a May 2013 motor vehicle accident.

Man sues over highway accident

By Dan Harkins | Jun 2, 2015

A man is suing over injuries he sustained in an auto accident. Shane Ries, of Camanche, filed a complaint on May 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Nick Quintal, of O'Fallon.

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