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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Woman alleges bank dispersed copper sulfate in lake

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By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 20, 2019


BELLEVILLE — A property owner claims she was exposed to copper sulfate in a lake that was allegedly dispersed by First National Bank of Waterloo.

Julie Eggers filed a complaint on Jan. 17 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against First National Bank of Waterloo, alleging it breached its duty to exercise ordinary care in dispensing copper sulfate into the lake waters.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on or about May 9, 10 and 15, 2015, she entered the lake near her property to recover rocks submerged in water, exposing herself to copper sulfate and other toxins.

As a result, she has suffered and will continue to suffer severe and permanent injuries, permanent disability, pain and suffering and lost of enjoyment of life. 

The plaintiff alleges First National Bank of Waterloo failed to give adequate warning that it dispersed copper sulfate in the lake and the dangers involved of exposing to it.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs. She is represented by Dennis M. Field of Strellis & Field, Chartered in Waterloo.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 19-L-61

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