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East St. Louis vehicle crash leads to lawsuit

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A crash in East St. Louis has prompted a lawsuit between the parties involved Lekita Casey filed a complaint on June 19 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Latonia McCline. According to the complaint, McCline forcefully struck Casey’s vehicle from behind. The impact caused Casey to be tossed within her vehicle, the complaint states. Casey claim McCline failed to…

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Madison County jury awards passenger damages following Alton collision

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A Madison County jury awarded a passenger $12,500 in Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth’s courtroom following a one-day trial involving an Alton collision. After deliberating just 15 minutes, jurors awarded plaintiff Michelle Hedger damages on July 16. Hedger was represented at trial by Eric Terry of TorHoerman Law in Edwardsville. Defendants Alexandra Lagy and Tracy Schaefer were represented by Tyler Beckerle…

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Jury Says J&J Should Pay Record $4.7 Billion in Talc Cancer Case

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A Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer. The verdict is the largest J&J has faced to date over allegations that its talc-based products cause cancer. The company is battling some…

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Illinois issues fireworks safety reminder

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding individuals and organizations sponsoring fireworks displays in Illinois to be sure their fireworks vendor has the required state licenses and certificates issued by the IDNR and the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) prior to their fireworks show. The Illinois Explosives Act requires that anyone who purchases, possesses, uses, transfers,…

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Couple sues Lombard day care where infant daughter died

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An Elmhurst couple whose infant daughter died at a west suburban day care has filed a lawsuit against the business, alleging that understaffing and negligence led to the child’s death. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed Tuesday in DuPage County against Tender Harts, a day care operated in a Lombard residence. The suit alleges 3-month-old Tessa McDaniel was left unattended…

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Appeals court says Four Seasons Hotel not to blame in guest’s fall on wet bathroom floor

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An Illinois state appeals panel has upheld a Cook County judge’s decision that the Four Seasons in Chicago was not obligated to warn guests about a wet marble bathroom floor, saying the condition posed a danger that should have been open and obvious. Justice Nathaniel Howse Jr. wrote the appellate court order. Justices Cynthia Cobbs and James Fitzgerald Smith concurred….

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