News from January 2016

Yandle denies sanctions against citizens pursuing bid-rigging lawsuit against St. Clair County Treasurer

By The Madison County Record | Jan 29, 2016

BENTON – Citizens who filed suit accusing St. Clair County treasurer Charles Suarez of rigging bids at auctions of delinquent taxes did not abuse the court for political purposes, U.S.

Fifth District grants new trial to woman sentenced to 17 years in Cook's court

By The Madison County Record | Jan 30, 2016

MOUNT VERNON – Jurors in the court of former St. Clair County judge Michael Cook watched video of an interrogation that he shouldn’t have let them watch, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on Jan. 25.

Roxana woman claims Asset Recovery Systems violated Fair Debt Collections Practices Act

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 31, 2016

BENTON – A Roxana woman is suing over what she sees as violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

Woman alleges drunk driver pinned her against her front porch, causing injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 31, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman is suing over injuries that allegedly occurred when she was involved in an incident with a drunk driver.

Man accuses driver of negligence after being hit with minivan

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 31, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – An Illinois man is filing suit over injuries he claims he received when he was hit by a vehicle.

Defendant answers plaintiff's original complaint, case moved to federal court

By The Madison County Record | Jan 31, 2016

BENTON – The defendant in a lawsuit previously filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court has answered the plaintiff's complaint, and the case has been moved to federal court.

Acadia Insurance Co. seeks judgment regarding policy coverage

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 31, 2016

BENTON – A Maine-based insurance company is suing because it believes the claims against a defendant, a former client, aren't coverable under the policy it had with it.

Painters union wants alleged missing pension monies restored by defendants

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 31, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS – The administrators of an Illinois labor union's retirement fund are suing over the alleged lack of payment into the group's retirement plans.

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