News from May 2016

Collinsville city councilwoman sues city and political rivals over disclosures to media

By Ann Maher | May 4, 2016

Collinsville councilwoman Cheryl Brombolich is suing political opponents saying they produced documents about her personal use of a city credit card while she served as city clerk and provided them to a newspaper reporter with the intention of intimidating her from taking office after she was elected last year.

Napoli: Personal jurisdiction arguments could be asbestos defendants ‘own worst nightmare’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 4, 2016

New York asbestos attorney Paul Napoli says a recent decision out of the Delaware Supreme Court could provide defendants with the support they need to transfer asbestos cases out of Madison County on personal jurisdiction arguments.

Social service providers sue Rauner for vetoing appropriations, demand state pay $100 million

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 4, 2016

A group of more than five dozen Illinois social service agencies have sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and a collection of state agencies, alleging the governor’s decision to veto three appropriation bills in June 2015 has provided cover for the state to unconstitutionally refuse to pay them more than $100 million they are collectively owed for services rendered under contracts with the state of Illinois.

Progressive income tax is another assault on middle class

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2016

HR 689 is another feeble attempt to make up for lost state revenues. The bill would gouge middle class disproportionately to pay for irresponsible state spending.

Manufacturers oppose graduated income tax hike

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2016

This is a $2 billion tax hike on successful job creators including many small and medium-sized manufacturing companies that pay taxes under the individual rate. This is exactly the wrong message to send to job creators when we need to grow our economy and create jobs for hard working men and women in Illinois.

Wages, salaries and the dignity that engenders

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2016

On July 20, 2015, I stated, based on my observations of public reaction, Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for President.

Man claims motorist drove too closely, causing collision

By Molly English-Bowers | May 4, 2016

BELLEVILLE – The driver of a motor vehicle is suing over injuries he claims he received when the defendant's vehicle collided with his.

Mother alleges negligence in crash involving school bus

By Molly English-Bowers | May 4, 2016

The mother of a student is suing over injuries her daughter received when her school bus collided with a car.

Woman sues driver following Collinsville collision

By Molly English-Bowers | May 4, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A driver is suing over injuries she allegedly received in the course of an automobile crash.

Passenger claims he was hurt as driver fled police

By Molly English-Bowers | May 4, 2016

BELLEVILLE – The passenger in a motor vehicle is suing over injuries he says he received when the driver of the vehicle was fleeing police.

Man claims security officer shot him without justification

By Molly English-Bowers | May 4, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County resident is suing over injuries he claims he received when a security officer at a housing authority shot him in the back.

Passenger claims driver was negligent in crash

By Molly English-Bowers | May 4, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A passenger in a vehicle, on behalf of himself and two children, is suing over injuries they allegedly suffered as a result of the driver striking a tree.

Law Day 2016 reveals children's side of Miranda rights

By Taryn Phaneuf | May 5, 2016

Some of the detainees in the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center say they learned too late the cost of not understanding or not embracing their right to stay silent during a police interrogation.

Woman claims business buyers defamed her on social media

By Molly English-Bowers | May 5, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County businesswoman is suing over a business transaction that allegedly was mishandled. Breach of contract is one of the several counts.

Insurer seeks reimbursement from defendants after restaurant fire

By Molly English-Bowers | May 5, 2016

BENTON – An insurance company is suing over allegedly poor restoration work in a restaurant, which the plaintiff claims led to a damaging fire.

Plaintiff claims debt collector violated law

By Molly English-Bowers | May 5, 2016

BENTON – An Illinois resident is suing over alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

Man alleges improper debt collection practices

By Molly English-Bowers | May 5, 2016

BENTON – A Wood River resident is suing over allegedly unfair and deceptive practices by a debt collection agency.

Woman sues following rear-end collision

By Molly English-Bowers | May 5, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A woman is suing over injuries she allegedly received in the course of an automobile crash. She is citing negligence.

Man says truck owner, driver both negligent in crash

By Molly English-Bowers | May 6, 2016

BENTON – A Breese man is suing over injuries he allegedly received when his vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer truck.

Company claims unsolicited faxes violated federal law

By Molly English-Bowers | May 6, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS – An Illinois corporation has filed three class-action lawsuits over allegedly unsolicited advertisements sent to the plaintiff's fax machine.

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