News from March 2018

Herndon dismisses USPS worker's disability retirement claim

By Stacey O'Connor | Mar 1, 2018

BENTON –U.S. District Judge David Herndon has dismissed a former U.S. Postal Service worker's disability claim.

Tax buyer defendants file expert deposition disclosure in bid rigging suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 1, 2018

Tax buyer defendants sued in a Madison County bid rigging suit have begun filing their expert deposition disclosures.

Patient alleges physicians failed to perform correct treatment for arm, wrist fracture

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman alleges she had to undergo additional surgeries to correct injuries caused by two physicians and a Madison County medical facility.

Driver alleges motorist's U-turn caused Highway 162 collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A Maryville man alleges a Fairview Heights driver's attempt to make a U-turn when it was unsafe to do so caused a collision.

Summary judgment granted in suit alleging false sexual harassment accusation

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 1, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted summary judgment for an assisted living facility in a former employee’s lawsuit alleging he was fired over an allegedly false accusation of sexual harassment.

Gubernatorial candidates hurling insults instead of addressing 10 trends driving Illinois towards insolvency

By Ted Dabrowski, Wirepoints | Mar 2, 2018

With Illinois’ decline in full display for the nation to see, proposals for fiscal and spending reforms should dominate the campaign and political landscape. After all, virtually every budget and economic trend in Illinois is pointing towards insolvency sometime in the near future.

Machinist names John Deere Co., others in asbestos suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 2, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A man formerly employed as machinist and truck driver alleges exposure to asbestos during his career caused him to develop lung cancer.

Patient alleges injuries from spinal surgery

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A patient alleges he suffered nerve damage because of a surgery.

Belleville driver seeks damages after head-on collision in O'Fallon

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville man is seeking damages from an O'Fallon driver after a head-on collision.

Patient alleges vision loss from sinus surgery

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A patient alleges he has suffered a loss of vision after sinus surgery.

Man names Albany International Corp., others in suit over alleged asbestos injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – An iron worker alleges he developed lung cancer because of asbestos exposure during his career.

Woman alleges she was terminated from Papa Murphy's for reporting porn on work computer

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A woman formerly employed as a store manager at a Swansea location alleges that she was terminated in retaliation for insisting a work computer not be used by an employee to display pornography.

Motorist alleges Ford Focus sustained damage in collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 2, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A motorist alleges another driver's failure to maintain a proper lookout caused a collision.

Woman alleges injuries after falling into manhole in Belleville

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges she fell into a manhole while walking at Carlyle Plaza in Belleville.

Southern District of Illinois announces merit selection panel for magistrate judge vacancies

By Vimbai Chikomo | Mar 2, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is in the process of filling two magistrate judge openings in East St. Louis.

Appellate court candidates Overstreet and Hoerner receive 'highly qualified' ratings in ISBA evaluation

By Ann Maher | Mar 2, 2018

Justice David Overstreet and Belleville attorney Kevin Hoerner were rated "highly qualified" in a review by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Judicial Evaluations Committee, released this week.

Yes, Speaker Madigan, you have a culture problem

By Austin Berg, Illinois News Network | Mar 2, 2018

In a hastily arranged press conference Tuesday, House Speaker Mike Madigan laid out nine more instances of sexual harassment his office has overseen in the past five years, with more potentially excluded.

Election judges always in demand as primary election approaches, county clerks say

By John Sammon | Mar 2, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – County clerks in Madison and St. Clair counties said finding judges to serve in primary and general elections is a constant need.

Special representative alleges John Crane Inc. products caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Nevada resident is seeking damages from a Chicago-headquartered company over allegations asbestos from its products caused a man's lung cancer.