News from November 2017

AIG Insurance Co. claims Bell South wires caused damages to tractor-trailer

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 8, 2017

BELLEVILLE – An insurance company is seeking reimbursement for money it paid for damages to a tractor-trailer that were allegedly caused by a low-hanging communications wire.

Capital One Bank alleges individual owes more than $120,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 8, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – A Highland individual is alleged to have failed to make payments on a credit account.

Federal government alleges mortgage on Mounds property is in default

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 8, 2017

BENTON – The government is seeking to foreclose on a Mounds property.

Former Collinsville city manager’s motion to compel granted in Whistleblower suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 8, 2017

St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker granted the former Collinsville city manager’s motion to compel following a discovery dispute in his Whistleblower suit alleging he was terminated for reporting inappropriate actions.

Eye doctor, vision center deny liability in medical malpractice suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 8, 2017

An eye doctor and vision center deny liability in a patient’s suit alleging he underwent unnecessary surgery to correct an eye condition.

Supreme Court justice: Bias study results 'provide critical insights'

By Dee Thompson | Nov 8, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court announced Nov. 6 that the Supreme Court Committee on Equality has concluded a study examining how factors like poverty, gender, race and legal representation affect outcomes in civil and family law cases.

Christopher Belt announces candidacy for Illinois’ 57th Senate seat

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 8, 2017

Christopher Belt announced his candidacy for Illinois’ 57th Senate district on the democratic ticket.

Nearly one year later, still no Ford decision out of Fifth District

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 8, 2017

It’s been nearly a year since Fifth District Appellate Court justices heard oral arguments in the Jeffs v Ford asbestos jurisdictional appeal out of Madison County Circuit and a decision still hasn’t been reached.

Former laborer claims he was exposed to asbestos at North Carolina locations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 9, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A laborer is suing multiple companies over an alleged failure to warn of the harmful effects of asbestos fibers.

Man alleges asbestos in products manufactured by 4520 Corp. Inc., others caused cancer

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 9, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges he was exposed to asbestos during his career and that he has developed cancer as a result.

Armstrong Pumps Inc., others named in asbestos injury suit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 9, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A former employee of General Tire & Rubber Co. alleges that he was exposed to asbestos during his career and was injured.

Textile mill worker alleges asbestos exposure caused cancer

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 9, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A former textile mill worker alleges that asbestos exposure caused him to develop cancer.

Former mechanic/driver names Advance Auto Parts Inc., others in suit alleging asbestos injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 9, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A former mechanic/driver alleges asbestos exposure caused cancer.

MDL panel will hear opioid consolidation arguments Nov. 30 in St. Louis

By Record News | Nov 10, 2017

WASHINGTON – Judges on a national panel must decide whether to consolidate opioid suits of local governments and if so, whether to send them to West Virginia, Illinois or Ohio.

Fifth District rejects workers' compensation appeal

By David Hutton | Nov 10, 2017

The Fifth District Appellate Court has ruled that a man failed to prove his disability claim with the state’s Workers Compensation Commission.

McCarter calls Springfield a 'gross atmosphere' in wake of sexual harassment allegations

By Ann Maher | Nov 10, 2017

SPRINGFIELD - Programs on how not to engage in sexual harassment were given to lawmakers this week following recent bombshell allegations made by a lobbyist who claimed a ranking member of the state Senate harassed her.

The case of the hidden property tax

By The Madison County Record | Nov 13, 2017

Truth in taxation wins and the residents can trust that no more than the requested tax levy will be collected.

Madison County looks for more bids on county projects

By John Revak | Nov 13, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County is set to spend up to $10.6 million dollars on capital projects in the coming year.

Federal judge denies Verde Energy's motion to dismiss TCPA case

By John Revak | Nov 13, 2017

BENTON – A recent lawsuit against Verge Energy USA Illinois has been allowed to proceed after a federal judge denied the company’s motion to dismiss.

Insurance company sues Belleville man after tree destroys home

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 13, 2017

BELLEVILLE – An insurance company is seeking damages from a Belleville man after a dead tree on his property allegedly destroyed a neighboring home.

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