News from May 2017

Couple says secondary exposure of asbestos, other materials led to wife's failing health

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 1, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A couple is suing an industrial parts manufacturer, citing alleged negligence and failure to protect employees from hazardous dust in the workplace.

Judge Kelley denies reconsideration of Van Hoose's misdemeanor assault conviction

By Record News | May 1, 2017

St. Clair County associate judge Randall Kelley has denied reconsideration of his judgment finding Brad Van Hoose of Belleville guilty of misdemeanor assault.

Illinois' April 30 tax freedom day is tied for latest in Midwest

By Craid Lesner, Illinois Policy Institute | May 1, 2017

When it comes to taxes, everyone works for the government. Illinoisans worked 120 days – from Jan. 1 until April 30 – to pay the taxes they owe to federal, state and local governments.

Potato chip maker wants class action over sugar tossed from court

By Dee Thompson | May 1, 2017

Inventure Foods Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by two plaintiffs who allege the defendant's Boulder Canyon potato chips contain sugar and the label is deceptive.

Madison County foreclosures April 21-25

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 2, 2017

There were 12 foreclosures in Madison County from April 21-25.

St. Clair County real estate April 17-20

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 2, 2017

An O'Fallon home sold for more than $339,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for April 17-20.

St. Clair County foreclosures April 17-19

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 2, 2017

There were 12 foreclosures in St. Clair County from April 17-19.

Madison County asbestos jury docket May 8

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 2, 2017

The Madison County asbestos jury docket is scheduled for May 8 at 9 a.m. in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327.

Madison County asbestos motion docket May 8-10

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 2, 2017

There are 11 cases with scheduled hearings on the Madison County asbestos motion docket for May 8-10 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327.

Madison County civil docket May 8-11

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 2, 2017

There are 21 cases with hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for May 8-11 with circuit judges Mudge, Matoesian, Dugan, Ruth and Crowder and associate judge Harrison.

Should Madison County adhere to bankruptcy trust disclosure requirements in CMO?

By Ann Maher | May 2, 2017

While Madison County's asbestos docket puts Edwardsville on the map as the busiest place for lawsuits against solvent companies, the court's location does not factor on a map showing a growing concern over transparency between what's being paid to claimants in court systems and how much is being paid to them through bankruptcy trusts.

Chrysler seeks sanctions in uConnect class action Wigginton leads; Says trade secrets were wrongfully put into public record

By Record News | May 2, 2017

Trade secrets that car maker Chrysler entrusted to former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton for a class action at U.S. district court in East St. Louis turned into public record in California.

Madison County real estate April 7-10

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 2, 2017

A Glen Carbon home sold for $422,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for April 7-10.

Yandle transfers railroad injury suit: 'Litigation has little or no connection to this district’

By Record News | May 2, 2017

BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle transferred a railroad conductor’s injury suit to a court closer to his home and job.

Collinsville DoubleTree denies liability in guest’s suit alleging injuries from pool ladder

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 2, 2017

A Collinsville hotel says a guest saw a defect pool ladder but failed to avoid it, causing him to cut his foot.

Towing service seeks to dismiss class action alleging excessive fees

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 2, 2017

A Wood River towing service seeks to dismiss a customer's class action over alleged excessive fees, arguing that the plaintiff is a member of a proposed class in a similar lawsuit.

Clay City man's widow alleges his death was caused by Roundup exposure

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – The death of a 48-year-old Clay City man last year was caused by the Monsanto-produced weed control product Roundup, according to a lawsuit filed by the man's widow earlier this year.

Buyers allege sellers failed to make repairs required by contract

By Michael Abella | May 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — Two home buyers are suing the sellers for allegedly failing to make repairs to the home they sold.

Cahokia nursing center sued over woman's 2015 death

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A Cahokia woman is suing a local nursing center for more than $250,000 over the 2015 death of her aunt who she claims died in extreme pain as the result of medical negligence.

Hearing set for proposed settlement in class action against Applebee's over 'back-of-house' work

By David Hutton | May 2, 2017

Employees filed a lawsuit alleging that that 26 Applebee's locations in southern Illinois failed to properly compensate them for their work.

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