News from July 2018

From Cook County Record

Post-Janus Landscape: Decision will impact union coffers, membership; more litigation on its way, say lawyers

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 2, 2018

In the wake of the U.S Supreme Court’s landmark decision to declare unconstitutional forced union fees, the legal and political landscape will undoubtedly change. But precisely what will change, and how and when those changes will roll out, remains anybody’s guess.

Man alleges vision loss after surgery at Illinois hospital

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A patient of a Granite City, Illinois hospital alleges complications from a surgery caused him to lose vision in his left eye.

Suit alleges St. Elizabeth's Hospital failed to diagnose brain tumor

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – An estate administrator alleges that an Illinois hospital failed to diagnose her decedent's brain tumor.

Roofing contractor alleged to have caused damage to Bethalto condo

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A condominium association is alleged to have hired an unlicensed contractor to repair a roof at a Bethalto property.

Consumers sue over preservatives in Campbell's soups

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Campbell Soup for allegedly using preservatives in tomato soup varieties that are represented as containing no preservatives.

Auto repair shop alleges insurer steers customers to other shops

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE — An auto repair shop filed a class-action lawsuit against State Farm for allegedly telling its customers that the plaintiff's work is substandard and steering them towards shops that provide discounts.

Carbondale woman accused of failing to make payments on student loans

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

A Carbondale woman faces a federal lawsuit over nonpayment of her student loans.

Passenger sues several drivers following collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A Cahokia man is suing several motorists for allegedly causing a collision.

Belleville resident blames asbestos manufacturers for late father's mesothelioma

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman alleges her late father developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos during his life.

Seventh Circuit allows class action objector to target side bargains

By Record News | Jul 3, 2018

CHICAGO – Ted Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness can pursue a claim that phony objectors cheated a class, U.S. Seventh Circuit judges ruled on June 26.

ACJK allegedly defaulted on loan

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A lender alleges a Granite City entity defaulted on a loan.

Midwest Sanitary Service sues St. Louis law firm over $785K jury verdict

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 3, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A company alleges the result of a trial would have been different if not for the negligence of a St. Louis law firm.

Suit alleges Ace Storage failed to secure door that fell on woman

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 3, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman alleges she was injured at a Granite City storage unit when a door fell on her.

Injured driver seeks damages following Roxana crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman injured in an auto accident in Roxana alleges the driver who struck her vehicle left the scene.

Schantz MFG allegedly failed to repay loan

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A lender alleges a Highland entity failed to repay a loan.

Mother claims child was injured while exiting car in Troy

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County mother alleges her minor child was injured when attempting to exit a vehicle driven by another minor.

Jury trial scheduled in former Wood River Township employee's suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 3, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth scheduled a jury trial in a former Wood River Township employee’s suit alleging wrongful termination.

Fifth District still under advisement in Ford asbestos jurisdiction appeal

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 4, 2018

Fifth District Appellate Court justices are still under advisement and receiving supplemental motions roughly one and a half years after oral arguments were heard in the Jeffs v Ford asbestos jurisdictional appeal out of Madison County.

St. Louis attorney Jessica Courtway named to '30 Under 30' list

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – In early June, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC attorney Jessica Courtway was named as one of the 30 winners for the St. Louis Business Journals’ “30 Under 30” list for 2018.

Edwardsville attorney honored as one of the 10 best criminal attorneys in Illinois

By Sandra Lane | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Attorney Deborah A. Hawkins of Hawkins Law Office recently was named one of the "10 Best Criminal Lawyers for Client Satisfaction in Illinois" for the second straight year by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

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