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Worden tenant alleges rotting flooring gave way

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A tenant is suing his Worden landlord after he was allegedly injured when rotting flooring gave way. Jeffrey Wright filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against Daniel Rhodes, alleging the landlord negligently maintained the property in an unsafe and dangerous condition. According to the complaint, the plaintiff was injured when the flooring underneath his rented…

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Suit alleges driver sped through construction zone, injuring worker

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A construction worker accuses a driver of speeding through a construction zone and causing injuries. Arthur Sims filed a complaint on Aug. 31 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Brian C. Webb, alleging he sped through a construction zone. According to the complaint, the plaintiff was working in a construction zone on Frank Scott Parkway East in Shiloh when…

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United Airlines sued for inflicting “traumatic stress” after emergency landing

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Passengers are suing United Airlines Inc. and CommutAir, claiming they were traumatized when the plane they were traveling in had to make an emergency landing. Pamela S. Glover, Gregory L. Glover and Scott E. Glover filed a complaint on Aug. 24 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging , on Sept. 24, 2016, Pamela Glover was traveling with her granddaughter, identified…

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Woman injured in I-90 crash that killed passenger accuses Walmart of improperly installing tire

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A motorist is blaming Walmart for a fatal crash that allegedly happened after her vehicle’s front tire was changed at Walmart but “deflated and came entirely off the rim,” as she drove on Interstate 90, causing two vehicles to slam into her car. Carlota Brinson filed a complaint on Sept. 5 in Cook County Circuit Court against Walmart and Matthew…

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7th Circuit reinstates Renssalaer workers’ “popcorn lung” claim

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The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a claim filed by nearly 30 workers who argue a microwave popcorn plant failed to warn them of exposure during the manufacturing process to a butter flavor ingredient that has been linked to a disease known as “popcorn lung.” The workers allege that exposure caused them to suffer from respiratory injuries related to…

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Companies Seek to Raise Awareness About Driver Safety Importance

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The combination of highway traffic congestion and winter weather in densely populated urban regions such as Chicago and the poor road conditions in some parts of rural Illinois can make driving in Illinois a hazardous task. And in spite of the implementation of highway safety programs such as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, Don’t Text and Drive, and Click…

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Appeals panel revives woman’s lawsuit vs Kmart over Black Friday trip, fall over empty basket

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A state appeals court has revived a woman’s lawsuit against Kmart, saying the retailer can be sued because the judge could not clearly discount the woman’s account of how she came to trip over an empty shopping basket in her path on the floor of a Rockford store on Black Friday 2013. The Illinois Second District Appellate Court ruled Aug….

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COA cautions against claiming controversy amount limits

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The Indiana Court of Appeals cautioned against plaintiffs proclaiming amounts in controversy will not exceed $75,000 unless they can be held to their word when it ruled in a semitruck crash case Tuesday. In July 2015, two semi-tractor trailers collided on Interstate 465, injuring one of the drivers, Julian Hayes, who later sued the other driver, William Harr, and Harr’s…

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Apria Healthcare sued after oxygen tank allegedly falls, injures patient

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A man is suing Apria Healthcare, claiming an oxygen tank allegedly fell and struck him. Kurt Horvath filed a complaint on Aug. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging they failed to follow applicable safety guidelines and regulations. The plaintiff alleges on Sept. 20, 2016, he was severely injured and will continue to suffer pain, discomfort, impairment,…

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