News from January 2019

St. Clair County foreclosures Dec. 26-28

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 9, 2019

There were 11 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Dec. 26-28.

St. Clair County real estate Dec. 1-6

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 9, 2019

A Belleville property sold for more than $600,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Dec. 1-6.

Wigginton faces another DUI charge; Former U.S. Attorney arrested Dec. 31 in Edwardsville

By Ann Maher | Jan 9, 2019

Former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton will appear before a Madison County judge next month to face another driving under the influence charge.

Trial continued to April for Wood River Levee District treasurer

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 9, 2019

The trial for Wood River Drainage and Levee District secretary and treasurer Jamie Butkovich has been continued to April 1 after she was charged with stealing district funds from March 2017 to September 2018.

‘False claim’ suit DOJ wants dismissed in SDIL is reassigned

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 9, 2019

BENTON -- An opioid lawsuit against drug maker UCB and retailer CVS that that a U.S. attorney moved to dismiss for allegedly wasting the government’s time has been reassigned to Magistrate Judge Mark A. Beatty of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

St. Clair County motorist alleges injuries from South Belt West crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 9, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County man is suing a motorist, alleging his negligent driving caused a crash.

Customer alleges injuries from soda machine at Belleville convenience store

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 9, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Belleville woman is suing a local convenience store operator, alleging negligence and premises liability regarding the plaintiff's injuries.

Motorist sues over Fairview Heights crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 9, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing a pickup truck driver, alleging his negligence caused a crash in Fairview Heights.

Woman sues Belleville building operators over slip, fall

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 9, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Belleville woman claims she was injured when she slipped and fell in a bathroom.

Man alleges motorist hit him while working on Centreville gas main

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 10, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Belleville man claims he was working on a gas main when a motorist hit him in Centreville.

Moving company ranks Illinois second in nation for outbound moves

By Joe Barnas, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 10, 2019

Outbound movers cited lack of jobs as most common reason for leaving Illinois in 2018. Most of those who left earned at least $100,000.

Motorist alleges injuries from Mascoutah collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 10, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Belleville motorist claims she was injured in a Mascoutah collision with a tractor trailer.

Schroeder rescinds summary suspension after Gori was arrested for DUI, citing ‘improper warning’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 10, 2019

Madison County Associate Judge Neil Schroeder granted asbestos attorney Randy Gori’s petition to rescind summary suspension after he was charged for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Suit alleges herbicide caused man's Parkinson's disease

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 10, 2019

BELLEVILLE —A couple is suing herbicide distributors, alleging design defect and failure to warn in causing the husband's Parkinson's disease.

Driver, passenger allege injuries from rear-end collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 10, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist and passenger claim they were injured in a rear-end collision in Nameoki Township.

Motorist sues driver over State Route 203 crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 10, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision while attempting to turn on to state Route 203 in Madison County.

Man alleges injuries from benzene exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 10, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A man claims he suffered myelodysplastic syndrome from benzene exposure.

Man alleges lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 10, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing dozens of users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence led to the husband developing lung cancer..

Patient alleges injuries from hip arthroplasty

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 10, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A man claims he suffered metallosis following a hip arthroplasty procedure.

From Legal Newsline

Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

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