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Clayborne’s legal bill defending contractor is prioritized over homeowner's judgment in shoddy work lawsuit, plaintiff says; Judge refutes

By Record News | Oct 23, 2018

A Belleville homeowner who won a lawsuit against a home repair contractor is speaking out, saying the real winner isn't her, but rather the politically connected law firm that represented the man she sued.

Giacoletto Law Firm alleges insurer failed to provide compensation

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 23, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Collinsville law firm is suing an insurer for allegedly failing to compensate the firm following a client's collision claim.

Property owners sue insurer over policy dispute

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 22, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — Property owners claim their insurer failed to include an outbuilding and its contents in their policy, resulting in monetary loss following a fire.

Lenders sue borrowers over alleged outstanding loans

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 22, 2018

A Madison County resident and her company face a lawsuit over the alleged nonpayment of a loan.

Customers should read insurance policies, not wait to sue til denied coverage, high court rules

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 22, 2018

Saying customers have an obligation to read and understand the terms of their insurance policies, the Illinois state Supreme Court has rejected the try by a couple to make their American Family Insurance agent pay for providing them with a policy that didn’t protect them against a defamation lawsuit, even though they had specifically asked the agent to obtain that coverage for them.

Man owes nearly $1 million on four loans, bank says

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 18, 2018

A bank brought a lawsuit against a man for a nearly $1 million alleged debt.

Judge rules on employment contract case against two physical therapists

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 15, 2018

A federal judge threw out parts of a business confidentiality dispute involving two physical therapists in a Oct. 2 decision.

Insurer alleges driver failed to make payments

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 11, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A liability insurer is suing a driver for allegedly failing to make payments following a collision.

Property owner alleges insurer denied fire claim

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 10, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A property owner is suing State Farm and Casualty Company for allegedly denying her claim following a fire.

Demonstrators picket outside Wood River Township over union dispute; Business rep says 'modest wage increase' is less than attorney fees

By Record News | Oct 10, 2018

Supporters and members of the local machinists’ union picketed outside of Wood River Township Supervisor Mike Babcock’s office Tuesday in response to a union dispute between Babcock and the Township Assessor’s Office.

Investor alleges Wyandotte Corporation breached contract

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — An investor is suing a St. Clair County business, alleging breach of contract.

Alton business accused of failing to make payments

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 4, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A wholesale furniture business in Alton is being sued for allegedly failing to make payments on a loan.

Account holders settle fraud claims against Scott Credit Union, former employee

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 3, 2018

Several plaintiffs alleging an agent of Scott Credit Union misappropriated their funds have settled their consumer fraud and negligence claims.

Bank sues borrowers over unpaid loan

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A bank is suing two Madison County residents for allegedly failing to make payments on a loan.

Woman alleges staffing company wrongfully terminated her

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A former employee is suing a staffing agency for allegedly terminating her after she made a harassment claim.

Appeals court ends neighbors' driveway dispute

By Charmaine Little | Sep 27, 2018

A Red Bud homeowner cannot make her neighbor pay to repair a shared easement, an appeals court ruled.

Woman accuses employer of wrongful termination

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing her former employer and insurer for allegedly terminating her for filing a workers' compensation claim.

Jasper Oil Producers lose appeal against Dupo Oilfield verdict

By John Breslin | Sep 24, 2018

Dupo Oilfield Development did not break a contract with Jasper Oil Producers, an appellate court ruled on Sept. 10.

Tenant allegedly breached lease agreement

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 24, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — Property owners in Marysville allege a tenant breached a lease agreement.

Tenants allegedly failed to make payments on Bunker Hill property

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 21, 2018

BELLEVILLE — The trustee of the Safe Haven Trust claims two tenants owe their former landlord more than $44,000.

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