News from August 2018

Man sues over rear-end collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 29, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist alleges he was injured in a rear-end collision on IL 161.

City of Alton dismissed from renter's suit alleging home wrongfully passed inspection

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 29, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted dismissal for the City of Alton in a woman’s lawsuit alleging it wrongfully issued an occupancy permit for a home that had been condemned.

Majority of Fifth District published opinions favor plaintiffs; Defense rulings mostly filed as Rule 23 decisions

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 29, 2018

According to Fifth District Appellate Court decisions dating back through 2016, the appellate court tends to favor plaintiffs in published opinions and defendants in Rule 23 rulings.

Verdict in age discrimination lawsuit against Illinois State Police upheld

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 29, 2018

Illinois State Police will not receive a new trial in an age discrimination case brought by former employees, a federal judge ruled.

Amtrak passenger brings lawsuit over fall

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 29, 2018

A passenger's fall in a train prompted her to sue Amtrak.

Driver allegedly ran red light, caused Fairview Heights crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 30, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist claims another driver ran a red light and caused a Fairview Heights collision.

Committee to Elect Judge O'Gara committee reports nearly $46K in contributions during first quarter

By The Madison County Record | Aug 30, 2018

Committee to Elect Judge O'Gara reported receiving $45,956.75 from Jan. 1 through March 31, according to its first quarter report to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Fifth District affirms dismissal of FOID card case

By Karen Kidd | Aug 30, 2018

MT VERNON, Ill. (Madison - St. Clair Record) — An Illinois appeals court has affirmed dismissal of a complaint by three would-be gun owners who allegedly did not receive firearm owner's identification cards from the Illinois State Police within 30 days of their applications.

Motorist allegedly ran red light, caused crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 30, 2018

A couple accuse a motorist of running a red light and causing an accident.

Highland man alleges newspaper damaged his reputation at church after falsely reporting arrest

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 30, 2018

A Highland man is suing the Belleville News Democrat for allegedly falsely reporting that he had been arrested for drug-related activities.

Appellate court upholds sex offender plea deal

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 30, 2018

A sex offender cannot withdraw his guilty plea, an appellate court ruled.

Insurance companies, agent face lawsuit over flood claim

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 30, 2018

Two Millstadt homeowners allege their insurance company refuses to pay a flood damage claim.

Property owner sues Alton over grass-cutting lien

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 30, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton property owner filed a class action lawsuit against the city for allegedly failing to serve a grass-cutting lien personally or by certified mail.

Minor allegedly injured while chaperoning Riverbender youth activities

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 30, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A mother claims her son was injured by a gate roller while working as a chaperone for youth activities.

HEPLERBROOM: Nickelson to speak at American Bar Association Meeting

By Press release submission | Aug 30, 2018

Rebecca Nickelson will be one of the featured panelists at the American Bar Association’s September 14 seminar, which is being held at Washington University School of Law.

Motorist sues logistics company over collision with employee

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 31, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing a logistics company after one of its employee's allegedly caused a collision.

Patient alleges gadolinium retention following MRI

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 31, 2018

BENTON — A patient alleges a contrast agent used in MRIs caused serious health problems when he developed gadolinium retention.

Alleged asbestos exposure prompts lawsuit

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 31, 2018

A truck mechanic blames several manufacturing companies for exposing him to asbestos.

Pension fund groups sue contractor over $218 in unpaid contributions

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 31, 2018

Three pension fund management groups accuse a local contractor of unpaid contributions.

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