News from January 2018

Passenger alleges injuries after Swansea auto accident

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A woman is seeking damages after she was injured as a passenger in a collision in Swansea.

J&D Trucking Inc. seeks damages from escort company after load struck bridge

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A Colorado corporation alleges an O'Fallon company and a Missouri company failed to perform a route survey needed for the plaintiff to haul an oversize load.

Motorcycle rider alleges injuries from Edwardsville rear-end collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A Dorsey man is seeking damages after he was struck while riding his motorcycle in Edwardsville.

Man alleges injuries from broken chair

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville man alleges he was injured at an establishment in the city because of a chair.

Like a good neighbor: Illinois sees record loss of people to neighboring states

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 5, 2018

Solving Illinois’ people problem requires addressing the high cost of government, which makes the state far less attractive for people looking to plant roots.

Sun Life Assurance alleged to have wrongfully denied disability benefits

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 8, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Macoupin County woman alleges her claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.

Quality Assured Industrial Coatings allegedly failed to pay contributions

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 8, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Several labor union funds allege they are owed nearly $20,000 for employee contributions from a company.

Madison County's judiciary chair wants to prevent opioid litigation from resembling asbestos docket

By Ann Maher | Jan 8, 2018

Madison County Board member Mike Walters came out forcefully against modeling potential opioid litigation after the type of lawsuits the county is most well known for, saying the asbestos docket has been a "terrible drain" in terms of businesses that either want to leave or not locate here at all.

Wirepoints: State Treasurer's social justice warrior investment practices makes bad policy

By Ann Maher | Jan 8, 2018

A financial expert says "social justice warrior" investment practices of Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs makes for bad policy and sets a dangerous precedent for future administrations that may hold different political views.

Appellate court upholds decision for credit card owners in Midland Funding arbitration case

By Laura Halleman | Jan 9, 2018

The Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois affirmed St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Chris Kolker's ruling in a case in which Midland Funding allegedly failed to show it offered an arbitration agreement to two individuals in regard to a credit card agreement.

Foster Wheeler Corp., others alleged to have failed to warn of dangers of asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A widow is seeking damages after her husband died of lung cancer over allegations that asbestos exposure caused him to develop cancer.

Onder firm files talc suit against J&J, others in St. Clair County

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A widower of a St. Clair County woman alleges she was exposed to asbestos through talc and talc-based body products.

Daughter files suit against American Biltrite, others over father's cancer death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges her father's death from lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos during his career.

Albany International Corp., others named in widow's asbestos injury suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband's lung cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure.

921 Building Corp. alleges two tenants failed to pay rent

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – The lessor of two properties in Edwardsville alleges two tenants failed to pay rent.

Son alleges father was exposed to asbestos during career, which caused cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges his father's lung cancer death was caused by exposure to asbestos during his career.

Widow weeks more than $50,000 from CBS Corp., others over husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband's lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos.

Man alleges exposure to asbestos from products by Goulds Pumps, others caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A man has filed suit against several companies over allegations that exposure to asbestos from their products caused him to develop lung cancer.

Kolker affirmed in cases paving the way for class actions; One plaintiff firm is campaign contributor

By Record News | Jan 9, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – Fifth District appellate judges have affirmed two orders of 20th Circuit Associate Judge Christopher Kolker, paving the way for attorneys David Cates and John Driscoll to start class actions.

Fifth District dismisses appeal in case over increased service charges

By Angela Underwood | Jan 9, 2018

The Fifth District Appellate Court denied an appeal from Illinois Bell under a Supreme Court rule in a suit involving increased service charges.

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