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Lawyers face scooter liability confusion; bill seeks regulations

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Just one day after Indianapolis scooter riders were warned that they would no longer be permitted to scoot on sidewalks, a man broke that rule and nearly broke his neck. Since appearing in Indianapolis, more than 60 people have been transported by ambulance after they were injured in scooter accidents. Injuries range from cuts and broken bones to facial and…

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COA: Negligence claim rightly denied in fatal heart attack wreck

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The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment to a man’s estate in a negligence lawsuit, finding his incapacity to drive due to a heart attack was not reasonably foreseeable. While driving to Bloomington for Thanksgiving with Wanda Denson as a passenger in his vehicle, Delmer Dillard suddenly declared he was not feeling well, slumped over and…

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Tensions, confusion, lawsuits mount concerning Sterigenics emissions in Willowbrook

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Willowbrook Mayor Frank Trilla said with tensions and confusion mounting over claims surrounding emissions from a local medical device sterilization plant, his community has “more questions today than we had three months ago.” “Nothing is more important than finding out from U.S. EPA officials were our residents safe before this, are they safe now and will they be safe in…

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Trial lawyers: EPA admission of fault in Sterigenics emissions measuring won’t matter to lawsuits vs company

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As federal environmental regulators reassess their controversial measurements of emissions from the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, a group of lawyers representing Willowbrook residents are continuing unfazed in their lawsuits against the company, based largely on findings in a federal report that relied heavily on the allegedly faulty data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Since September, lawsuits against Sterigenics have…

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Hammond man sues police, seeks damages for crash injuries

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A northwestern Indiana man alleges in a federal lawsuit that he suffered a traumatic brain injury when a police officer ran a red light and struck his vehicle in 2016. Carlos Gallegos-Esqueda of Hammond is suing the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and others for damages. He alleges that Lake County Sheriff’s Officer Anibal Ramos’ actions in the June 2016 crash…

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Exposure to chemical food additives caused respiratory injuries, Kane County couple alleges

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A Kane County couple alleges they suffered respiratory injuries as a result of exposure to two chemical food additives. Lazaro Sanchez Jr. and Patricia Bustamante filed a complaint on Oct. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against DSM Food Specialties USA Inc., Fona International Inc., O’Laughlin Industries Inc. and others alleging strict liability and other counts. According to the complaint,…

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