News from December 2018

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.

Police report shows treasurer stole nearly $70K; Auditor for levee district didn't catch missing funds

By Record News | Dec 7, 2018

According to a police report, Wood River Drainage and Levee District Secretary and Treasurer Jamie Butkovich stole $67,661.41 from the District from March 2017 to September 2018, spending it at various bars, casinos and craft stores.

Former worker with lung cancer sues asbestos products manufacturers

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 7, 2018

A former worker is suing CBS Corporation, et al, asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn as well as negligence.

Man alleges retaliatory discharge over work comp claim

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 10, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A man claims B Auto Parts terminated his employment after he sought workers' compensation benefits.

Man sues healthcare providers over father's death

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 10, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A man's wrongful death suit accuses several healthcare providers of failing to regularly perform neurological checks prior to his father's death.

Suit alleges borrower failed to make payments

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 10, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A lender is suing a borrower for allegedly failing to make payments.

Motorist alleges injuries from rear-end collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 10, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a rear-end collision.

Taxi cab driver accused of causing collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 10, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing a cab driver for allegedly causing a collision at the intersection of W. Pontoon Road and W. Missouri Avenue.

Lawsuit abuse still a problem in Illinois

By John Pastuovic, Illinois Civil Justice League | Dec 10, 2018

The problems plaguing courtrooms throughout Illinois are well-documented. Our courts have seen ridiculous cases over having too many peanuts in a bag of mixed nuts or allegations of being “injured” by paying higher prices for products than their self-claimed worth.

Applications for associate judge in Third Circuit due Jan. 7

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 10, 2018

Attorneys residing in the Third Judicial Circuit have until Jan. 7 to file an application to become the circuit’s new associate judge.

Gordy Hulten named vice president of external affairs at Illinois Manufacturers' Association

By Carrie Salls | Dec 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) said in a statement filed Dec. 3 that Gordy Hulten has been hired as IMA’s vice president of external affairs, which is a new position within the association.

Motorist seeks court fees following $1,000 jury verdict

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 10, 2018

A motorist seeks an assessment of costs after a Madison County jury awarded him just $1,000 and Circuit Judge David Dugan denied his request for a new trial in a suit involving a 2011 Michigan crash.

Fields found not guilty by St. Clair County jury

By Record News | Dec 10, 2018

St. Clair County jurors found David Fields not guilty of the Dec. 30, 2016 murder of Carl Silas of Belleville.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership

By Press release submission | Dec 10, 2018

Husch Blackwell announced that 25 attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2019.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown partners and practices ranked in Benchmark Litigation 2019

By Press release submission | Dec 10, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that Benchmark Litigation 2019 awarded the firm a top-tier ranking in the national Appellate category and also ranked the firm in the national Antitrust category.

Motorist alleges injuries from East St. Louis collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 11, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision in East St. Louis.

Suit alleging false all natural labeling filed against Conagra Brands

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 11, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Attorneys David Nelson and Matthew Armstrong have filed another no-injury class action lawsuit against a food manufacturer for allegedly falsely advertising that the defendant's products were all natural.

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