News from November 2018

Gas tax hike may be around the corner for Gov.-elect JB Pritzker

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Nov 13, 2018

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reportedly gunning for a transportation bill that could come with an increase in the gas tax.

Appellate court affirms Mudge in slip-and-fall case against Schnuck's

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 13, 2018

MT. VERNON -- The case of a Madison County man who slipped and fell at a store parking lot, had a decision about the case affirmed in court - but not in his favor.

Motorist, passenger allege injuries from Fairview Heights crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist and a passenger claim they were injured in a Fairview Heights collision.

Medical malpractice suit alleges patient was not properly intubated

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — An estate administrator is suing healthcare providers for allegedly failing to provide proper care, resulting in a patient's death.

Motorist sues over South Roxana crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 13, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing Madison County Mass Transit District after one of its employees allegedly caused a collision in South Roxana.

Wrongful death suit filed against car wax manufacturer

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 13, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A surviving spouse is suing a car wax manufacturer for allegedly failing to provide warnings of the risks associated with using the car polish.

ABA class action expert calls expenses of 25.8% in $21 million Monsanto settlement 'high'

By Record News | Nov 13, 2018

NEW YORK CITY – Louis Burke, the American Bar Association’s expert on class actions, said he has never seen anything like the 25.8 percent charge for expenses in a settlement between Monsanto and plaintiffs in a pollution suit.

Class action suit against Dr. Pepper alleges false advertising

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Several consumers filed a class action against Dr. Pepper soda manufacturers for allegedly falsely advertising their ginger sodas.

Passengers sue truck driver over fatal crash on I-55 in November 2017

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 13, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — Truck driver Mohamed Yussuf Jama is being sued by two more passengers alleging injuries from a fatal multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in November 2017.

We know you’re not happy, but shut up about it!

By The Madison County Record | Nov 13, 2018

If your lawyers negotiated a $20 million settlement for you, you’d be happy as a lark, wouldn’t you? You certainly wouldn’t complain about a jackpot like that. Only a colossal ingrate would act as if he’d been cheated by a settlement of that size.

Watson must produce sexual misconduct allegation records against any member of Sheriff's Dept. back to 2012

By Record News | Nov 13, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – St. Clair County sheriff Rick Watson must produce records on sexual misconduct allegations against any member of the department since January 2012, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams ruled on Nov. 8.

Motorist alleges distracted driver caused crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman claims a distracted driver caused a rear-end collision.

Democrat candidates facing St. Clair Co.-only voters win big - not so much for two crossing county line

By Record News | Nov 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Democrats won nearly all the local races on Nov. 6, but two who ventured beyond the county line plunged to defeat.

Madison County real estate Oct. 16-22

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Nov 14, 2018

An Edwardsville home sold for $520,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Oct. 16-22.

Madison County foreclosures Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Nov 14, 2018

There were 11 foreclosures in Madison County from Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

St. Clair County real estate Oct. 9

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 14, 2018

A Mascoutah property sold for $450,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Oct. 9.

St. Clair County foreclosures Nov. 5-8

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 14, 2018

There were eight foreclosures in St. Clair County from Nov. 5-8.

Bestwall says ACC's bad faith arguments are without merit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 14, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bestwall LLC, formerly part of Georgia Pacific LLC, argues that the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants’ bad-faith arguments are meritless and the debtor’s corporate restructuring does not prejudice asbestos claimants.

Man's suit alleging injuries from fight at party is at trial

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 14, 2018

A man’s lawsuit alleging he was injured when he was hit in the arm with a fire poker while at a party in Collinsville is at trial in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot’s courtroom.

Mother sues Kim's Kid after daughter fell off playground

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 14, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing after her daughter allegedly fell off a playground while under the care of Kim's Kid Inc.

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