News from November 2018

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Hardin Recognized with 40 Top-Tier Rankings in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Report

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Schiff Hardin announced that the firm has received 40 top-tier rankings and national recognition for its premier practices in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

TRESSLER LLP: Tressler Recognized as "Best Law Firm" for Insurance Law in Chicago by U.S. News & World Report

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Tressler is proud to announce that the firm has been selected as a “Best Law Firm 2019” for Insurance Law in Chicago, Illinois.

SWANSON MARTIN & BELL: Best Lawyers Names Mass Tort Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability Practices to Annual List

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP was recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers for its work in numerous areas, including a national ranking for mass tort litigation.

Suit alleges borrowers defaulted on loan

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Providence Bank is suing borrowers for allegedly failing to make payments.

Motorist alleges injuries from East St. Louis crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing another motorist for allegedly causing an East St. Louis collision.

Suit alleges doctor failed to diagnose pregnant patient's condition

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE — St. Clair County Ob/Gyn is accused of failing to diagnose a pregnant girl's congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Patient alleges doctor failed to properly diagnose oral ulcer

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A patient is suing St. Louis University for allegedly failing to timely diagnose a precancerous or cancerous oral ulcer.

Wrongful death suit alleges doctor failed to diagnose pneumonia

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 9, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A medical malpractice suit alleges a physician failed to properly diagnose a patient's pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis, resulting in her death.

Defendant accused in Madison County bid rigging scheme calls proposed class notice 'incorrect and confusing'

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 9, 2018

Several tax-buyer defendants have joined auctioneer James Foley’s objection and motion to strike a proposed class notice in a suit alleging the defendants participated in a bid-rigging conspiracy with former Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon.

Motorist sues over Bethalto crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 12, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a Bethalto collision.

Motorist alleges injuries from rear-end collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 12, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Missouri driver claims she was injured in a rear-end crash on Interstate 255.

Wood River woman alleges injuries from benzene-containing car polish

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 12, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing a car polish manufacturer for allegedly failing to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of those working with and around benzene-containing materials.

Legal services and support for veterans in Madison County flagged by judiciary

By John Breslin | Nov 12, 2018

Members of the judiciary in Madison County are flagging up free civil legal services and the network of groups available to support veterans.

Judge denies plaintiffs additional time for discovery in uConnect hacking case; Trial set in March

By John Sammon | Nov 12, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois said no more discovery time will be allowed for the plaintiff and trial is set next year in a lawsuit alleging that hackers can take over Chrysler, Fiat and Jeep vehicles.

Illinois’ richest governor, meet the nation’s most powerful state lawmaker

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Nov 12, 2018

Pritzker’s money could offer Madigan’s House members cover should they dare to go against the speaker.

Court denies motion for summary judgment on alleged ADA violations involving employee's breast cancer

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 12, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge David Herndon denied summary judgment to Gateway Regional Medical Center in an Oct. 30 ruling involving a suit brought by a former employee.

Motorcyclist seeks default judgment in suit alleging helmet was defective

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 12, 2018

A motorcyclist seeks default judgment against a helmet manufacturer in a suit alleging he suffered a severe brain injury due to a defective helmet.

Monsanto plaintiffs fuming over pollution settlement netting lawyers more than claimants

By Record News | Nov 12, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Lawyers who settled 11,256 pollution claims against Monsanto for about $21 million paid most of it to themselves and their experts before doling out the remainder to their clients at an average of $873.

Woman files Dram Shop suit against Halloween event organizers

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist filed a Dram Shop suit against another driver and organizers of the Second Annual Witch Bus Fly after she was allegedly injured in a crash.

Court rejects woman’s request to strike federal jury trial in vomit-slip case

By John Sammon | Nov 13, 2018

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Oct. 24 rejected the attempt of a woman to strike a defendant request for a jury trial saying the plaintiff had acted in “bad faith” in state court in notifying the defendant of the projected amount of her damage claim.

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