News from December 2018

Madison County real estate Nov. 1-6

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Dec 5, 2018

An Edwardsville home sold for more than $475,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Nov. 1-6.

Madison County foreclosures Nov. 19-26

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Dec 5, 2018

There were 11 foreclosures in Madison County from Nov. 19-26

St. Clair County foreclosures Nov. 21-28

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 5, 2018

There were 10 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Nov. 21-28.

St. Clair County real estate Nov. 1-5

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 5, 2018

An O'Fallon home sold for $380,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Nov. 1-5.

Fields' attorney calls investigation of Carl Silas murder 'subpar'; Trial continues in St. Clair Co.

By Record News | Dec 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Defense attorney Ryan Neal told St. Clair County jurors in opening arguments on Tuesday that victim Carl Silas was moved after the murder.

From Legal Newsline

Study undermines key theory behind talc asbestos lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 5, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiff experts who testify that even extremely low levels of asbestos exposure can cause cancer may be in trouble after a study of some 2 million women found no difference between urban and rural residents in the rate of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the chest lining that is normally associated with asbestos.

Chicago to state lawmakers: ‘Seize the opportunity’ for gas tax hike

By Vincent Caruso, Illinois Policy Institute | Dec 5, 2018

Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is looking to make inroads on an increase in Illinois’ gas tax.

Widow sues Albany International following husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 5, 2018

A widow is suing Albany International Corporation, et al, asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Defense Counsel Journal highlights trust transparency, punitive damages and product launch hurdles

By John Breslin | Dec 5, 2018

A Chicago-based international association of defense lawyers has published its most recent journal on the latest trends in law practices.

Woman sues over alleged slip, fall at Belleville Circle K

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE—A patron claims she fractured her knee after slipping on liquid at the Belleville Circle K.

Woman alleges medical condition went undiagnosed

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE—A patient is claims her medical condition went undiagnosed after healthcare providers failed to perform an adequate physical examination.

Former employee accuses East End Express Lube of wrongful termination

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE—A former manager of East End Express Lube claims his employers terminated him for reporting discrimination.

Passengers sue over East St. Louis crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE— Passengers are suing two drivers for allegedly causing an East St. Louis crash.

Body of murder victim Silas had been moved, expert testifies on fourth day of Fields’ trial

By Record News | Dec 7, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Bloodstains in the room where Carl Silas died show he died directly below the ceiling rather than in bed, expert witness Michael Knox told jurors in the trial of murder suspect David Fields on Dec. 6.

Man alleges eye injuries from tube of caulk

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 7, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A property owner is suing a subcontractor alleging he suffered eye injuries when a tube of caulk fell and hit him.

Fifth District: Man accused of assaulting girlfriend got proper counsel

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

MT. VERNON—Despite the claims of a man who was convicted of domestic battery, he was not deprived of efficient counsel in his bench trial, the Fifth District Appellate Court determined on Nov. 19.

Suit alleges man developed lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 7, 2018

A husband and wife are suing ABB Inc., et al, an asbestos-products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Judge dismisses individual defendants from ADA suit, but case against SIUE can proceed

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

EAST ST LOUIS—U.S. District Judge Staci M. Yandle dismissed individual defendants from a Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville worker's American Disabilities Act lawsuit on Nov. 19.

Man sues Scott Credit Union over trip, fall

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 7, 2018

BELLEVILLE—A man claims he injured his hip after tripping on loose carpet.

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