News from September 2016

Lewis Rice opens law firm dedicated to affordable estate planning

By Dawn Geske | Sep 1, 2016

ST. LOUIS – Lewis Rice has opened a new law firm in the St. Louis region to serve the estate planning market at an affordable rate.

Customer alleges injuries from leaky toilet

By Maravillas Magtoto | Sep 1, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing a Hardin restaurant owner, alleging negligence in failing to fix a leak that caused her to fall in a restroom. 

St. Clair County motorist accuses another driver of causing crash

By Michael Abella | Sep 1, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County motorist is suing another driver, alleging the defendant's negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Cyclist alleges motorist intentionally hit him

By The Madison County Record | Sep 1, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County man is suing a motorist, alleging his negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff and damaged his bicycle.

Man alleges he developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from using Roundup

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 1, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Madison County man is suing Monsanto, alleging they manufactured and sold harmful products.

Estate blames sports bar owner for causing passenger death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 1, 2016

BELLEVILLE — An estate administrator is suing a St. Clair County sports bar owner, alleging it overserved a customer, leading to a fatal motorcycle crash.

What difference does it make?

By John J. Hopkins | Sep 1, 2016

As Shakespeare once wrote, "The evil men lives on after them, but the good is oft interred with their bones." Such will it be so with Madame Clinton.

Competitive neighboring states poach Illinois college students

By Vimbai Chikomo, Illinois News Network | Sep 1, 2016

Hoping to benefit from Illinois’ economic hardships, public universities in states bordering Illinois have aggressively sought to recruit Illinois students in recent years.

O'Fallon homeowner accuses real estate company of fraud

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 2, 2016

BELLEVILLE — An O'Fallon homeowner is suing real estate agent and a real estate company, alleging breach of duty and fraud.

Car passenger blames oncoming motorist for causing crash

By Michael Abella | Sep 2, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County woman is suing a motorist, alleging the defendant's negligence caused a car crash that injured the plaintiff.

St. Clair County judicial candidates continue drug testing debate; Baricevic releases test results

By Dawn Geske | Sep 2, 2016

With approximately two and a half months until election day, the issue of judge drug testing remains a hot button topic between candidates for circuit judge in St. Clair County - Chief Judge John Baricevic, a Democrat, and Belleville attorney Ron Duebbert, a Republican.

Walton Telken Foster recognized as 'best' for personal injury litigation

By Andrew Burger | Sep 4, 2016

Walton Telken Foster and partners Troy E. Walton, Stephen J. Telken and Ronald J. Foster Jr. have been named as the best in class among law firms handling personal injury litigation, according to Leading Lawyers magazine.  

Injured worker's case settles in St. Clair County with jury apportioning blame

By Ann Maher | Sep 5, 2016

A personal injury case at trial in St. Clair County last week settled on Sept. 1, with jurors apportioning blame among several defendants.

Some lawsuit lenders are voluntarily registering under Consumer Installment Loan Act

By Dawn Geske | Sep 6, 2016

While Illinois legislators haven't been able to agree on how to regulate the lawsuit lending industry, some companies conducting business in the state have turned to a voluntary registration program before legislation requires they do so.

IMRF’s 2013 audit of Madison County raised questions on hours worked by officials

By Record News | Sep 6, 2016

Among 20 Madison County board members and officials who expect to collect state pensions, not one has yet signed a certificate saying that he or she earned it. 

Independent candidate says he will appeal judge's decision to remove him from Madison County Board race

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2016

TROY – An Independent candidate knocked out of the Madison County Board District 2 race by judge's decision last week said in a recent interview that it isn't over, not yet.

Villa Marie Winery allegedly failed to pay for construction work

By Michael Abella | Sep 6, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A construction company alleges it was not paid by a winery for work it completed.

Woman claims she was injured after driver ran red light

By Michael Abella | Sep 6, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – An Alton woman alleges she was injured in a crash in Wood River after another driver ignored a red light.

St. Clair County foreclosures Aug. 17-22

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Sep 6, 2016

The St. Clair County foreclosures for Aug. 17-22 include Mascoutah, Cahokia, Dupo, Belleville, East St. Louis, Freeburg and O'Fallon.

Madison County foreclosures Aug. 26-Sept. 1

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Sep 6, 2016

The Madison County foreclosures for Aug. 26-Sept. 1 include Granite City, Wood River, Edwardsville, Highland, South Roxana, Madison, Alton, Bethalto, Troy, Moro and Livingston.

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