News from January 2019

From Cook County Record

People suing Google over facial geometry scans of photos must prove real harm, not just 'feel aggrieved': Judge

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 2, 2019

Saying the plaintiffs bringing the action must show how they were actually harmed, a Chicago federal judge has closed the window on a class action lawsuit accusing Google of violating an Illinois privacy law by automatically creating and storing face scans of people in photos uploaded to its Google Photos service.

Belleville man sues state's attorney, officials for $10M over sex offender registration

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 3, 2019

BELLEVILLE – A convicted sex offender is suing St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly and state officials, alleging his reputation within his community continues to be irreparably injured by his registration status.

Man sues employer over trip, fall

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 3, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A St. Louis man is suing a labor services company after he allegedly tripped and fell at an Edwardsville facility.

VA hospital volunteer alleges supervisor forced her to have sex

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 3, 2019

BENTON — A Marion woman is suing the operator of a local VA hospital for $5 million, alleging a supervisor forced the plaintiff to have sex.

Carbondale health care provider accuses telemarketers of unlawful business practices

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 3, 2019

BENTON — A Carbondale health care provider filed a class action lawsuit against Park Ridge telemarketers for allegedly sending unsolicited faxes.

Woman alleges lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 3, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Wisconsin husband and wife is suing more than 40 users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence in the wife developing lung cancer..

Woman alleges Charter repeatedly called cell phone

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 3, 2019

BENTON — A Herrin woman is suing Spectrum Cable for allegedly repeatedly calling the plaintiff's cell phone despite requests to stop.

Man alleges companies' use of asbestos products caused cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 3, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing dozens of companies, alleging failure to warn and negligence in the use of asbestos fibers.

Railroad company allegedly caused worker's asbestos-related death

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 3, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A personal representative is suing a railroad company, alleging negligence and an unsafe work environment led to an employee's death.

From Cook County Record

Ald. Burke indicted over alleged attempted shake down; Property tax appeal law firm at heart of charges

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 3, 2019

Powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke was indicted Thursday on a charge of attempting to shake down the owner of a Chicago fast food restaurant seeking to renovate their establishment. And at the center of the charge stands Burke's law firm, which has built a huge business specializing in appealing property tax assessments.

Suit alleges couple failed to make payments on Moro property

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 3, 2019

BENTON — The U.S. government is suing a Madison County couple, alleging they owe nearly $200,000 for breach of a mortgage agreement.

Man alleges defendants' use of asbestos caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 4, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

Union alleges employers failed to make benefits contributions

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 4, 2019

BENTON — Employee benefit fund administrators are suing an excavating business, alleging breach of fiduciary duty.

Insurance company alleges failure to report crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 4, 2019

BENTON — An insurance provider is suing a logistics company and other defendants, alleging failure to meet a condition precedent to coverage.

Man alleges Alorton law enforcement officials arrested him without warrant

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 4, 2019

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

Why law firms should be leveraging digital media to attract clients

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 4, 2019

With the growth of internet usage via social media and search engines, it is vital for law firms to recognize important marketing trends, in order to reach the broadest audience and convert the most clients.

Joyce Meyer Ministries sues insurer over wrongful death coverage

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 4, 2019

BENTON — A Missouri ministries business is suing a licensed insurer, alleging wrongful denial of coverage.

Government alleges Cairo developer owes nearly $900,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 7, 2019

BENTON — The U.S. government is suing a Cairo mortgagor, alleging breach of promissory notes.

Nurse practitioner accuses medical group of unpaid wages

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 7, 2019

BENTON — A nurse practitioner is suing her former employers, alleging unpaid wages and constructive eviction.

Unclear whether Silas murder investigation remains open; Gleeson says JIB outcome will determine Duebbert return

By John Breslin | Jan 7, 2019

Following the acquittal of David Fields, the man accused in the Dec. 30, 2016 murder of Carl Silas of Belleville, it is unclear whether the investigation into the killing remains open, or if it is case closed.

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