News from January 2019

Wood River seeks to dismiss suit over grass cutting liens

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 1, 2019

The City of Wood River argues that a grass-cutting lien was placed on a Wood River property under its previous owners and could not have caused slander to the plaintiff in a suit alleging property owners were not properly notified of the liens.

Suit alleges multiple companies caused woman's asbestos- related illness

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 1, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A wife and husband are suing dozens of companies that used asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence regarding the wife's exposure to cancer-causing materials.

Note holder alleges Edwardsville borrowers owe nearly $5 million

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 1, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Missouri note holder is suing two Edwardsville borrowers, alleging they owe nearly $5 million for breach of a promissory note.

Southwestern Illinois home to 340 pension millionaires

By Brad Weisenstein, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 1, 2019

A former Edwardsville university administrator and a retired judge each have collected more than $3 million in pension payments. Too little paid in with too much taken out is the heart of Illinois’ pension crisis.

Intrusion upon seclusion claim dismissed in alleged sexual harassment case

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jan 1, 2019

Federal Judge J. Phil Gilbert granted partial dismissal in a case alleging sexual harassment against J&S Professional Pharmacy and its owner.

Woman alleges Alorton law enforcement officials arrested her without warrant

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 1, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Caseyville woman is suing Alorton law enforcement officials, alleging false arrest and false imprisonment.

Patient alleges injuries following knee replacement surgery

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 1, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County patient is suing a health care providers for allegedly causing her to suffer foot drop and peroneal nerve neurapraxia following surgery.

Blowing the whistle on bogus whistleblowers

By The Madison County Record | Jan 1, 2019

A qui tam suit filed in Southern Illinois by a former class action lawyer at Tom Lakin’s Wood River firm may be dismissed, along with nearly identical suits filed nationwide.

County seeks chunk of plaintiff's wrongful death verdict after settlement offer rejected

By Record News | Jan 1, 2019

BENTON – St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson claims a wrongful death trial over the suicide of Bradley Scarpi in jail produced a verdict so small that Scarpi’s estate owes the county $111,513.66 for taking the case to trial.

Seventh Circuit: Crude conversation, sexual approach did not constitute workplace harassment

By Record News | Jan 2, 2019

CHICAGO – Neither a sexual approach by a fellow employee nor generally crude conversation in a workplace constitutes harassment, U.S. Seventh Circuit appeals judges ruled on Dec. 26.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 7-11

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 2, 2019

There are only two law cases on the civil docket in Madison County from Jan. 7-11.

Madison County real estate Nov. 20-27

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Jan 2, 2019

An Edwardsville home sold for $465,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Nov. 20-27.

Madison County foreclosures Dec. 5-10

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Jan 2, 2019

There were nine foreclosures in Madison County from Dec. 5-10

St. Clair County real estate Nov. 20-29

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 2, 2019

A Belleville home sold for $430,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Nov. 20-29.

New law in Illinois will allow local law enforcement to take poorly treated pets into custody

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 2, 2019

Edwardsville Police Chief Jay Keeven has long subscribed to a simple credo when it comes to the basis on how he thinks law enforcement policies and practices should be enforced.

St. Clair County foreclosures Dec. 13-21

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 2, 2019

There were 16 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Dec. 13-21.

Motorist alleges torn placenta in Swansea collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 2, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing collision while the plaintiff was pregnant.

St. Clair County jury awards Cahokia mechanic more than $845K following bus incident, crash

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 2, 2019

A mechanic for the Cahokia School District was awarded $845,542.08 after he allegedly suffered injuries in a Cahokia crash in 2015 and again when he was hit by a bus hood in 2017.

Gleeson: Man admits to making false statements regarding home explosion; Glen Carbon attorney seeks sanctions following alleged threats

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 2, 2019

St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson entered an order stating that a man made “conclusive judicial admissions” about false statements regarding the circumstances of a home explosion.

Widow alleges asbestos exposure caused husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 2, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing dozens of companies that used asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence in the death of her husband.

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