News from May 2016

Plaintiffs claim defendants owe them access fees for telephone services

By Molly English-Bowers | May 12, 2016

BENTON – Two Illinois telephone companies are suing over the defendants' alleged refusal to pay access fees for services they provide.

Plaintiff claims collision caused bodily injury, property damage

By Molly English-Bowers | May 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries he allegedly received in the course of an automobile collision. He is citing negligence.

Woman fights insurer over cutoff of disability benefits

By Molly English-Bowers | May 12, 2016

BENTON – A Belleville woman is suing over an insurance company's alleged cutoff of long-term disability benefits.

Survivors claim driver working for Anheuser-Busch caused fatal collision

By Molly English-Bowers | May 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – Two surviving children of a motorcyclist killed in an motor vehicle accident are suing over his alleged wrongful death.

Group connected to Madigan, Emanuel sues to block redistricting amendment from ballot

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 13, 2016

An attorney connected to powerful Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan has filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court to block a referendum from landing on the ballot, which would ask Illinois voters to reform the way Illinois creates the legislative districts from which state lawmakers are elected.

Annual report on Illinois' legal workforce shows gender imbalance, aging practitioners

By Sean Fowler | May 13, 2016

CHICAGO - The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (IARDC) recently released its annual report for 2015, and some are troubled by trends in the state's legal profession.

Illinois Senators, caucus advocate for SB 231 education funding reform

By Carol Ostrow | May 13, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – Following the Illinois school funding reform’s recent Senate passage by a healthy margin, State Sens. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and Bill Haine (D-Alton) said they were pleased with the 31-21-3 vote. 

Mother claims daughter was injured during an OTHS gym class game

By Molly English-Bowers | May 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE – The mother of a high school student is suing on her daughter's behalf over injuries she allegedly suffered during gym class.

Plaintiff claims negligent driving led to crash, injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | May 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries she allegedly received in the course of an automobile accident.

Plaintiff claims Bella Milano sold her a salad that damaged a tooth

By Molly English-Bowers | May 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A restaurant patron is suing after she allegedly injured a tooth while eating a salad the restaurant sold her.

Plaintiff claims driver's negligence led to collision, death

By Molly English-Bowers | May 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE – The administrator of an estate is suing over an motor vehicle accident that left her relative dead.

Man claims motorist failed to stop

By Molly English-Bowers | May 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A driver is suing over injuries that allegedly occurred when another driver's vehicle collided with his.

Asphalt company claims Collinsville owes nearly $160,000

By Molly English-Bowers | May 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE – An asphalt company is suing over allegations that it wasn't fully paid for work a municipality contracted for and the company completed.

Patient claims dermatologist injected her with wrong substance

By Molly English-Bowers | May 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A dermatology patient is suing over the administration of an allegedly incorrect substance to her face.

Plaintiff claims driver hit his car when she pulled away from curb

By Molly English-Bowers | May 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries he allegedly received when the side and rear of his vehicle were struck.

Plaintiff claims speeding driver caused rear-end collision

By Molly English-Bowers | May 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries he allegedly suffered during an automobile crash.

Collinsville man alleges Aetna unlawfully terminated benefits

By Robbie Hargett | May 13, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Collinsville man is suing an insurance company over claims it unlawfully terminated his disability benefits payments.

Madison County woman alleges Logo It! retaliated against her

By Robbie Hargett | May 13, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman is suing her former employer, an Alton embroidery and screen printing company, and the company's owner over claims they unlawfully terminated her employment.

St. Joseph’s Hospital denies liability in Madison County medical malpractice suit transferred from St. Clair County

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 15, 2016

St. Joseph’s Hospital denied liability in a patient’s case alleging he suffered an infection following a neck injection.

Jane Doe denies liability in suit alleging minor sexually assaulted during supervised visit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 15, 2016

Third-party defendant Jane Doe denies liability and seeks dismissal in a suit alleging a minor girl was sexually assaulted during a supervised parental visit.

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