McGlynn awards taxable costs to First National Bank of Waterloo in suit alleging it dispensed toxins into lake

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 26, 2019

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Stephen McGlynn granted First National Bank of Waterloo’s motion to recover taxable court costs against a woman alleging the defendant dispensed copper sulfate into a lake.

In his March 12 order, McGlynn ordered plaintiff Julie Eggers to pay the defendant $385 in taxable court costs.

First Waterloo Bancshares Inc., doing business as First National Bank of Waterloo, filed its motion for recovery of taxable costs on Feb. 28 through attorney Corey Kraushaar of Brown & James in St. Louis.

The defendant argues that Eggers filed a complaint for negligence and willful and wanton misconduct in Monroe County Circuit Court on March 30, 2016. The parties conducted discovery over a two-year period, including Eggers’ deposition testimony and discovery of medical records.

Then on Jan. 19, 2018, Eggers voluntarily dismissed her complaint without prejudice. Her case was dismissed, but she was ordered to pay the defendant’s properly taxable costs within 10 days.

However, the defendant alleges she has failed to provide reimbursement .

“Plaintiff’s noncompliance with the Monroe County Court Order was and continues to be unreasonable,” the motion states.

Then on Jan. 17, Eggers refiled her complaint against the defendants in St. Clair County Circuit Court through attorney Dennis M. Field of Strellis & Field in Waterloo.

Eggers alleges she entered the lake near her property to recover rocks submerged in the water on May 9, 10 and 15, 2015 when she was exposed to copper sulfate and other toxins.

Eggers claims First National bank of Waterloo dispensed the copper sulfate into the lake and failed to give adequate warning that it dispersed copper sulfate in the lake and the dangers involved in exposure to the substances.

Eggers alleges she suffered severe and permanent injuries, permanent disability, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

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

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