News from January 2016

Husband blames Johnson & Johnson talc for wife's death

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 27, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – An Illinois man is suing Johnson & Johnson, alleging negligence caused his wife's death from ovarian cancer.

Wife sues Eunice Smith Home following husband's death

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 27, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman is suing an Alton nursing facility, alleging negligence caused the death of her husband.

Injured motorist alleges another driver's negligence led to crash

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 27, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman is suing another driver, alleging the defendant's negligence caused an automobile accident that led to the plaintiff's injuries.

Former financial backer alleges Legacy Club violated contract

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 27, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Centreville woman is suing an East St. Louis nightclub, alleging she was excluded from a business she had supported financially.

Rauner softens tone but stays with agenda; Democrats say the budget remains their priority

By Mark Fitton, Illinois News Network | Jan 28, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner hammered away Wednesday on the need for fundamental change in the way Illinois operates, while Democratic leaders blamed Rauner for the state not yet having a budget.

Defense verdict reached in Edge rock climbing wall case; Juror cites heels and beer as 'personal responsibility' factors

By Ann Maher | Jan 28, 2016

St. Clair County jurors took approximately 20 minutes Wednesday afternoon to rule for the owners of The Edge in Belleville following a three-day personal injury trial.

Maritime worker blames American Commercial Lines for injuries aboard ship

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 28, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS – A maritime worker is suing a shipping company, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered while working for the defendant.

Woman alleges Atrium Health Care negligently cared for father

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 28, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A Cahokia woman is suing a Cahokia nursing home, alleging negligence in the death of her father while he was in the care of the defendants.

Madison County woman alleges predatory debt collection by Professional Adjustment

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 28, 2016

BENTON – A Madison County woman is suing a collection agency, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

Insurance customer seeks to recover losses from Country Financial

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 28, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County man is suing an insurance company, alleging it has refused to pay his claims from an automobile accident.

The race for the Presidency reflects the feel of a daytime TV game show

By The Madison County Record | Jan 28, 2016

The race for the Presidency of the United States reflects the feel of a daytime TV game show.

Class action targets Just For Men manufacturers, alleging defective hair product

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 28, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A large group of men and women from across the United States are suing the manufacturers of a hair care product, alleging they have suffered injuries and severe reactions when using the product.

Customer blames Walgreens for parking lot injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 28, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A Cahokia woman is suing Walgreens, alleging negligence for injuries she says she suffered in the store's parking lot. 

ITLA: Governor takes aim at injured workers

By The Madison County Record | Jan 28, 2016

A legal system fair to the interests of individuals and businesses not only ensures a level playing field for both parties – it also protects the taxpayer.

Sheldon Silver: Govt. evidence suggesting doctor, Simmons exchanged referrals for donations prejudiced him

By The Madison County Record | Jan 28, 2016

NEW YORK CITY – Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, under conviction for corruption, claims that testimony about the mesothelioma foundation of Madison County asbestos lawyer John Simmons prejudiced his jury.

Chris Pickett named as first CDO for Greensfelder

By Annie Hunt | Jan 29, 2016

ST. LOUIS — Christoper A. Pickett has been chosen as the first chief diversity officer for St. Louis-based law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale.

Inmate sues Madison County for allegedly not allowing him to attend family funeral

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 29, 2016

BENTON – An imprisoned Edwardsville man is suing Madison County, alleging a violation of his civil rights, because he wasn't able to attend the funeral of his grandfather.

Fired employee accuses Fifth Seasons Residential of racial discrimination

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 29, 2016

BENTON – A Williamson County woman is suing a Marion health care services business, alleging discrimination led to her firing.

Widow blames General Electric for husband's death from asbestos exposure

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 29, 2016

BENTON – A South Carolina woman is suing General Electric, alleging exposure to asbestos during his working life led to her husband's death.

Granite City woman blames convicted drunk driver, club for car accident

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 29, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Granite City woman is suing a motorist and the Madison club that allegedly served the defendant alcohol, alleging negligence for injuries suffered in a car crash.

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