News from November 2017

Hawk Properties Inc. files suit against Allstate after denial of property damage claim

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – The owner of an East St. Louis property alleges its insurer breached its obligations when it denied a claim for damages.

Yandle rejects expert testimony of former district judge Murphy

By Record News | Nov 1, 2017

BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle struck an expert report of former district judge Patrick Murphy, three weeks before trial on a claim that road builders cheated victims of a fatal crash in a lawsuit 10 years ago.

Hylla to seek retention in next year's election

By Ann Maher | Nov 1, 2017

Madison County Chief Judge Dave Hylla will seek retention to another six year term next year.

Motorist alleges injuries after stop sign violation on state Route 157

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A driver alleges she was injured when another motorist violated a stop sign.

Driver files suit against Sit 'N' Bull Saloon after collision with intoxicated driver

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is seeking damages from a Memphis tavern after an intoxicated driver caused a collision in Belleville.

St. Clair County woman seeks more than $50,000 over Fairview Heights collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County woman alleges that she was injured in a rear-end colllision in Fairview Heights.

Property owner claims USAA failed to take steps to secure evidence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A property owner alleges his insurer failed to instruct him to keep a piece of evidence needed for a suit filed against him, damaging his ability to defend himself in the suit. 

Minor child allegedly suffered leg fractures while clearing East St. Louis lot for $3

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A mother alleges her minor son was injured while clearing a vacant lot owned by the city of East St. Louis and its park district.

Driver seeks more than $50,000 from driver, The Hideout after auto accident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A Dupo woman has filed a suit against an allegedly intoxicated driver and the owner of The Hideout after she was involved in a collision.

Man alleges fall from trailer caused injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges he fell and fractured his elbow because the trailer he was descending did not have devices to aid him when dismounting.

Class action alleges Pure Romance Pure Naked product not all natural as claimed

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A consumer claims that she was deceived by a personal care company's labeling that some of its products were 100 percent all-natural.

Center Ethanol alleges Afton Chemical explosion caused power outage, equipment damage

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A Sauget company and its insurer are seeking damages after an explosion at a neighboring facility allegedly caused $1 million in damages.

Individuals seek damages after father died from injuries sustained in Sauget crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – Three adult children are seeking damages after a collision in Sauget fatally injured their father.

Thank you for your service

By John J. Hopkins | Nov 2, 2017

We honor not those who paid the ultimate price, but stop and show gratitude to ALL those who served, living and dead. We acknowledge the truth that “Freedom is not Free,” and pause with gratitude, with respect. While all are worthy of our efforts, this year I propose a long overdue expression for one special group - the Vietnam Veteran.

Court again denies motions in Missouri man's dispute over Nevada company ownership

By Angela Underwood | Nov 2, 2017

BENTON – A federal judge has denied three motions based on personal jurisdiction filed by a Missouri man in a case tied to Nevada.

Associate judges present '7 Reasons to Leave the Party'

By Karen Kidd | Nov 3, 2017

SHILOH – Two St. Clair associate circuit court judges running in next year's general election to fill vacancies on the bench recently presented a program to teenagers about the consequences of making poor choices, according to a press release.

Widow seeks $50,000 from Illinois defendant, others in asbestos case

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 3, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.

Widow alleges Beazer, GE, others alleges companies didn't warn husband of asbestos risks

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 3, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing several companies, alleging negligence involving the death of her husband.

Couple seeks more than $50,000 in St. Clair County asbestos case

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 3, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of companies, citing alleged negligence.

Former Madison County resident accuses manufacturers of causing relative's benzene-related illness

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 3, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A former Madison County resident is suing product manufacturers, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

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