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St. Clair County real estate Oct. 5-11

Elizabeth Alt Oct. 17, 2017, 4:00pm

A Belleville home sold for $625,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transaction for Oct. 5-11.

Depakote plaintiffs in mass litigation must abandon claims or take them to trial, Rosenstengel rules

The Madison County Record Oct. 17, 2017, 3:50pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Five plaintiffs suing Abbott Laboratories over birth defects must take Abbott to trial or abandon their claims, U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel ruled on Oct. 10.

Missouri court of appeals knocks out $72 million talcum powder verdict against J&J

Ann Maher Oct. 17, 2017, 1:55pm

ST. LOUIS - A $72 million talcum powder verdict leveled against Johnson & Johnson last year has been vacated by a state appeals court.

Spike in lawsuits against employers over fingerprints, other biometric data may be just the beginning

John Sammon and Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 17, 2017, 12:02pm

CHICAGO — A spike in the number of lawsuits in Illinois over biometrics data is a result of such data becoming more commonly used or misused by both business and social media. But whatever the reason, businesses should look for more and more of these lawsuits in coming days, a Washington, D.C.-based labor and employment attorney warns, thanks to a unique facet of Illinois' law.

Motorist alleges injuries from rear-end collision on Highway 50

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 17, 2017, 9:41am

BELLEVILLE – An O'Fallon man alleges he sustained injuries to his neck and back when he was rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light in St. Clair County.

Terminal Railroad conductor alleges injuries from uncoupled cars

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 17, 2017, 8:31am

BELLEVILLE – A conductor alleges that an unsafe work environment at the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis Madison Yard in Granite City caused injuries to his knee and leg.

Motorist sued over Swansea collision

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 17, 2017, 8:25am

BELLEVILLE – Two individuals allege that they were injured in a collision in Swansea when another driver failed to stop at a stoplight.

Man alleges light fixture at East St. Louis Subway restaurant fell on him

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 17, 2017, 8:16am

BELLEVILLE – A Cahokia man alleges he was injured in a restaurant by a falling light fixture.

Man sues PNC Bank alleging wrongful garnishment

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 17, 2017, 8:00am

BELLEVILLE – A St. Louis man alleges his bank account was wrongfully garnished after a judgment was filed against his soon-to-be former wife.

Wave of tax and fee increases sweeping Illinois

Brendan Bakala, Illinois Policy Institute Oct. 17, 2017, 7:36am

Cities and villages across the state are raising taxes or implementing new ones for a variety of functions, from attracting a fast-food restaurant to catching up on rising pension costs.

Motorist seeks more than $50,000 in damages after Cahokia collision

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 17, 2017, 7:24am

BELLEVILLE – A man is seeking damages after a rear-end collision in Cahokia.

Son alleges asbestos exposure contributed to father's death

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 17, 2017, 7:21am

BELLEVILLE – A son alleges that his father's death from cancer was contributed to by asbestos exposure.

Husband and wife accuses AERCO International, others of negligence

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 17, 2017, 7:20am

BELLEVILLE – A couple is seeking damages over allegations the husband's cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

Man drops suit against Equifax, bank over Fair Credit Reporting Act allegations

John Sammon Oct. 17, 2017, 7:19am

BENTON – A consumer who was suing Equifax Information Services LLC and the 1st National Bank of Omaha alleging that the financial institutions engaged in unfair and inaccurate reporting after the man’s debts had been cleared in a bankruptcy hearing has dropped his case.

Madison County to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month with service

Kacie Whaley Oct. 17, 2017, 7:13am

ALTON – Domestic violence continues to be a lethal issue nationwide. Every minute, 20 people in the U.S. are abused by their partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Will artificial intelligence replace you in 2045?

Jim Grandone Oct. 17, 2017, 7:02am

Artificial intelligence (AI) in law practice is both controversial and inevitable. Will it make routine work easier or more complicated?

Patient alleges partial vision loss from unnecessary eye surgery

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 16, 2017, 8:47am

BELLEVILLE – A patient alleges he underwent unnecessary surgery to correct an eye condition.

Woman allegedly fell at O'Fallon Texas Roadhouse

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 16, 2017, 7:42am

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County woman alleges she was caused to fall at an O'Fallon restaurant because of landscaping stones.

Royal Pines Condominium Association allegedly failed to repair property

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 16, 2017, 7:27am

BELLEVILLE – A Maryland Heights, Mo. resident alleges her condominium has been damaged because of a settling foundation and the condominium association has failed to make repairs for more than five years.

Fifth District upholds ruling rejecting man's request to vacate commitment

John Sammon Oct. 16, 2017, 7:14am

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court on Oct. 4 upheld the rejection of the appeal of a man seeking annulment of a court order that had committed him as a sexually violent person, ruling that allegations he did not have the mental capacity to understand the proceedings against him were groundless.