News from June 2018

Real lawyers know how to ask for help

By Allison L. Wood | Jun 1, 2018

When we read about lawyers being sanctioned by the ARDC, we never think that we would do the things they did. Since we think we are honest and ethical, it is easy to believe that the lawyers who get sanctioned must be dishonest and unethical.

Rosewood Care Center accused of failing to provide adequate medical care

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — An estate representative claims nursing facility operators did not provide proper care to a resident.

A budget for lawmakers, not Illinoisans

By Ted Dabrowski, Wirepoints | Jun 1, 2018

Earlier this week, Wirepoints warned that the eerie silence in Springfield augured bad news for Illinoisans. Sadly, we were right.

Retired Madison County judge sues Alton pub over trip, fall

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — Retired Madison County judge Ralph J. Mendelsohn is suing Morrison's Irish Pub after he allegedly fell on uneven steps.

Motorist alleges injuries from I-55 crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing Swift Transportation Co. and its employee following a collision on I-55.

Woman accuses two motorists of negligence

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 1, 2018

A woman is suing Taylor Irons and Mickey Gillespie, two motorists, for alleged taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Union Carbide Corp., others accused of negligently exposing man to asbestos fibers

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

An estate representative is suing CBS Corporation, Union Carbide Corp. and several other companies for alleged negligence.

Dow Chemical Company, others allegedly failed to warn individual about the dangers of asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

An estate administrator is suing the Budd Company, Dow Chemical Company, John Crane Inc. and several other companies for alleged negligence.

Bechtel Corporation, others allegedly failed to warn man about dangers of asbestos fibers

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

An individual is suing Bechtel Corporation, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company and several other companies for alleged negligence.

Multi-Care Specialists claims that man failed to pay for medical services

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

A healthcare provider is suing John A. Smith, a patient, for alleged breach of contract.

Madison County woman sues A.O. Smith, others after father's leukemia death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County resident claims her father was exposed to products containing benzene.

Driver sues following Foster Township collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist seeks damages following a Foster Township collision.

Claims against federal government dismissed in medical negligence lawsuit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 4, 2018

BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has granted summary judgment to the federal government in a woman's medical negligence lawsuit involving a robot-assisted hysterectomy.

Patient alleges doctors misread X-ray

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A patient claims doctors failed to properly diagnose a fracture.

Candidate for judgeship cites entrenched power as main obstacle to successful run

By John Breslin | Jun 4, 2018

Laninya Cason knows where she needs to get the votes to win the race for Resident Circuit Judge in St. Clair County - the city where she grew up and where her family still lives, East St. Louis.

Hubbell Power Systems allegedly breached lease

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 4, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A landlord claims Hubbell Power Systems breached a lease agreement.

Pipefitter allegedly injured shoulder at Wood River refinery

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 4, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A pipefitter claims he was injured while working at a refinery in Madison County.

From Legal Newsline

No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.

Mautino's wife arrested for beating up woman at bar; Told police she'd do it again

By Record News | Jun 4, 2018

SPRING VALLEY – Lena Alfano, wife of Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino, shoved a woman out of a bar and held her down on a sidewalk until a friend of the victim pushed Alfano off, according to police.

From Cook County Record

Appeals judges: Chicago not right court for John Crane's asbestos fraud RICO claims vs Simon Greenstone, Shein Law

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 4, 2018

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has agreed industrial seals and couplings maker John Crane Inc. should be afforded the chance to air its claims two law firms allegedly engaged in racketeering and fraud in the way they pressed asbestos-related personal injury claims against the company in the past. However, the judges also agreed with lower court judges that Chicago federal court is not the right place for John Crane can pursue its claims.

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