News from May 2018

Woman seeks jury trial in 2016 Belleville crash

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A driver claims she was severely injured in a crash in Belleville.

Passenger alleges head, neck injuries in Belleville crash

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A man claims a driver ignored a red light in a 2016 crash in Belleville.

Complaint alleges driver followed too closely in O'Fallon crash

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $50,000 alleging she was injured in a car crash.

Illinois woman claims health care providers didn't properly diagnose fracture

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A patient is accusing health care providers of failing to properly diagnose a fracture.

Estate administrators file wrongful death lawsuit over St. Clair County collision

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A driver is being accused of driving the wrong way on a St. Clair County road and causing a crash in which two people died.

Deposition in Cook case: ‘Don’t tell me what to do;’ 'Don’t talk to me in that tone of voice’

By Record News | May 1, 2018

BENTON – “I am an unpleasant old man,” attorney Bruce N. Cook of Belleville said at a deposition on April 12 after calling the witness’s lawyer a “cheat,” and a day after he sparred with another deponent in the same case, calling him a “hot shot.”

Rear-end accident in Alton is subject of suit

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing over a rear-end crash in Alton in 2016.

Driver sues over 2016 Madison Avenue accident

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver claims insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries during an accident nearly two years ago.

Medical service providers suing plan administrator for alleged breach of contract

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Medical service providers are suing Meridian Health Plan of Illinois Inc., a plan administrator, citing alleged common law fraud.

Widow suing nursing home facility operator for alleged negligence

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing Petersen Health Care II Inc. d/b/a Swansea Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, a nursing home facility operator, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and death.

Buyer of Royal Sub Market in ESL claims seller breached agreement

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A buyer is suing Qusaio O. Odeh, owner of Royal Sub Market in East St. Louis, citing alleged breach of oral agreement.

Belleville cop sues Bruce Cook and firm over auto accident that left him 'sick, lame and disabled'

By Record News | May 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Lawyer Bruce N. Cook is being sued over a May 19, 2016 auto accident that allegedly left a Belleville policeman sick, lame and disabled.

A curb that only one person trips on, once, may not be a 'hazard'

By The Madison County Record | May 1, 2018

When people trip and fall and hurt themselves, they deserve our sympathy. If we're somehow responsible for their accident, they may deserve compensation from us as well.

IDC to hold Law Day event May 4 at Wildey Theater; This year's theme: 'separation of powers'

By Ann Maher | May 1, 2018

The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel will celebrate Law Day on May 4 with a judges' panel discussing issues related to separation of powers and the role the judicial branch plays in enforcing and upholding the law.

St. Clair County asbestos trial ends in settlement in Lopinot’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 1, 2018

St. Clair County’s first asbestos trial since becoming a preferred jurisdiction for plaintiff’s firms settled Tuesday morning just before closing arguments were set to begin.

Protective order entered for settlement evidence in attorney’s fee sharing lawsuit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 1, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder granted a motion for a protective order in a fee dispute filed by a former associate attorney with Roth Law.

Suit alleging casino’s complimentary coffee caused injuries is voluntarily dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 2, 2018

A woman alleging she was burned when she spilled complimentary hot coffee on her hand at Argosy Casino has voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit.

Madison County civil docket May 7-11

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 2, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Ruth, Mudge, Crowder and Matoesian have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for May 7-11.

Madison County foreclosures April 20 - 26

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | May 2, 2018

There were seven foreclosures in Madison County from April 20 - 26