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Workers hit McDonald’s with class action over COVID-19 safety

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Five McDonald’s workers in Chicago filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain on Tuesday, accusing it of failing to adopt government safety guidance on COVID-19 and endangering employees and their families. McDonald’s failed to provide adequate hand sanitizer, gloves and masks and has not notified its staff when an employee has become infected with the new coronavirus, according to…

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East Alton homeowner sues remodeling company after falling down stairs

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A homeowner is claiming she was injured after a contractor allegedly improperly constructed exterior steps at her residence in East Alton. Lynda Hadley filed suit May 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Gregory Kuehnel and Hard to Beat Handyman, alleging breach of contract, breach of warranty, and negligence. According to the complaint, Hadley claims she was residing at a…

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Dram Shop suit alleges intoxicated driver caused crash while using cell phone

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A mother is suing on behalf of her son after he was allegedly injured when an intoxicated motorist allegedly caused a crash while talking on a cell phone. Shamarla Clanton filed suit on behalf of her son, Antonio, on May 1 in Madison County Circuit Court. Clanton is suing the driver, David Curtis, and a bar, Roper’s Reagle Beagle Bar…

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Illinois Sues Developer, Contractors Over Coal Plant Implosion

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The Illinois attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against a developer and two contractors for the release of contaminants during the implosion of a smokestack at a defunct Chicago power station. The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleges Hilco Redevelopment Partners and its general contractors, MCM Management and Controlled Demolition Inc. violated Illinois law and Pollution Control…

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IPL wins reversal in worker’s electrocution lawsuit

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Precedent gave Indianapolis Power and Light a reversal in lawsuit brought by a man who was electrocuted by the utility’s uninsulated power lines. Joshua Gammon was injured when he was installing aluminum trim around the roof of a commercial building in Indianapolis. He was climbing an aluminum ladder holding a piece of trim when he was electrocuted and fell about…

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COA affirms denial of negligence instruction in horse-riding accident case

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A woman who suffered a brain injury after a horse-riding accident did not convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that the trial court was wrong in ruling for the renter of a horse-training arena. While riding her horse in a training area at Serenity Farms in Lowell, Indiana, Kathleen Burdick was seriously injured by another horse that was known to…

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Veteran, wife seek $40 million from US government over claims of untimely cancer diagnosis

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A Madison County couple is seeking $40 million from the U.S. government over claims a doctor failed to diagnose cancer in a timely manner. Lonnie Weatherspoon claims the doctor, whom the suit states worked for a facility where the U.S. was the employer of physicians, should have diagnosed the cancer based on “known risk factors.” The suit was filed April…

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Patient alleges injuries following visits to Glen Carbon dentist

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A dental patient is claiming she suffered permanent injuries following a series of visits to her dentist. Penny Skuza filed a lawsuit April. 9 against Aspen Dental Management and Dr. Alex Wajtyna and in Madison County Circuit Court. Skuza alleges she went to the Glen Carbon clinic on various dates between February 2018 and May 2019. She was under the…

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