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Ruth denies move to disqualify plaintiff attorney who once represented defendant

Attorney Courtney Stirrat of Maryville, who withdrew from a federal suit against a business she once defended, continues to litigate against it in Madison County. 

Defendant Erb Equipment seeks correction of court record, reconsideration of order denying transfer

St. Clair County associate judge Randall Kelley exercised jurisdiction over a suit against builders of the Keystone Pipeline on the basis of bad information, according to defendant Erb Equipment Company. 

If we want balanced budgets, we have to elect honest politicians

Aren't our state legislators required to pass a balanced budget every year?

Man says dealership at fault in fall

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing Auffenberg Ford Inc., a car dealership, alleging failure to warn and failure to maintain its property in a reasonably safe condition.

Consumer says store at fault in door mishap

BELLEVILLE — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., a retail store chain operator, citing negligence and alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Customer says store at fault in slip-and-fall

BELLEVILLE — A customer is suing Lowe's Home Center LLC, a home improvement store, citing alleged failure to warn and claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Woman says bus ran red light

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing Bi-state Development, a bus transit provider, claiming negligence led to a traffic collision.

Man accuses fellow motorist of negligence

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing another motorist, alleging that negligence led to a rear-end collision.

Man says insurer should pay award

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing USAA Insurance, citing alleged breach of contract.

Woman says drug dangers not disclosed

EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing Sanofi S.A., Aventis Pharma S.A., Sanofi US Services Inc. and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, pharmaceutical companies, citing alleged design defect, negligence, product liability and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Man claims property was contaminated by refineries

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing Phillips 66 Company, Phillips 66 Partners Holdings LLC, Phillips 66 Partners LP, Phillips 66 Carrier LLC, Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC, Buckeye Partners L.P., Buckeye Pipe Line Services Company, Buckeye Terminals LLC, Cenovus Energy US LLC, Hartford Wood River Terminal LLC and HWRD Oil Company LLC, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Bank claims defendant owes money for loan

BELLEVILLE — A financial institution is suing Jeffrey A. Kunsemiller, citing alleged unpaid debt.

St. Clair County Foreclosure Mediation program helps residents save their homes

Homeowners in St. Clair County facing foreclosure have resources available as they go through the process - the St. Clair County Mediation program being one of them.

St. Clair County still fighting for NGA West project; Final decision expected today

More than 200 people attended a public forum held May 27 to advocate for St. Clair County to be picked as the site for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s western headquarters, a move that Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan called the most sensible decision.

McCarter's 'responsible' budget proposal is praised for not increasing taxes

A proposal by State Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-54) to balance the state’s budget for 2017 without raising taxes deserves serious consideration, according the Illinois Policy Institute.

Driver's negligence alleged to have caused Quincy crash

EDWARDSVILLE – Two women have filed suit against another motorist after an accident in Quincy.

Wood River contractor to argue motions to dismiss, strike in Ruth's court

A motion hearing is set June 10 in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth's court in a Wood River couple's suit against a company that rebuilt their home after a 2012 fire.

Trial continued in contractor's case against concrete suppliers

Story CopyA trial that had been set to begin June 6 in Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian's court involving a dispute over allegedly faulty concrete will be continued.

Builder of luxury home owned by asbestos attorney says mold suit is 'frivolous'

Story CopyThe builder of a custom, luxury home currently owned by asbestos attorney Christopher Guinn and his wife, says a lawsuit blaming him for water infiltration is "frivolous."

Challenge to St. Clair County judges' candidacies to be argued next week at appellate court

At issue is whether the judges have the option of running for election over retention. The three judges resigned last August, effective this Dec. 4, creating vacancies they intend to fill through partisan competition in the fall.