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Tenant sues property owners after allegedly falling from deck

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The collapse of a wooden deck has prompted a lawsuit against the owners of the rental property. Christopher A. Jones, who rented the property on Miller Street in Alton, filed suit against the Dustin Snyders Trust, the trustees and the manager of the house as well as a family member. Jones accuses the defendants of negligence and breach of contract…

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Reversal: COA reinstates woman’s bad-faith suit against Allstate

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A woman’s bad-faith claim against her friend’s insurance company has been reinstated by the Indiana Court of Appeals, which determined that the trial court erred in concluding that an insurer does not owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to an insured who is not the policyholder. After being involved in a car accident in which she was…

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Divided COA reinstates complaint against IMPD employee

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A divided Indiana Court of Appeals has permitted a man to prosecute his complaint against an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department employee who crashed into his vehicle. The appellate majority concluded the extreme remedy of dismissal for failure to prosecute was not warranted in the case. While driving onto Interstate 65 in 2016, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department employee Brandon Cooper collided…

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Police: Motorcyclist severely injured after wreck in Highland

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A collision between a motorcycle and truck in Highland left a motorcyclist lying in the intersection of Kennedy Avenue and Duluth Street with severe injuries Thursday night, police said. At 6:34 p.m. Highland police, Highland firefighters and EMS responded to the intersection, according to the Highland Police Department. When they arrived, officers saw the driver of the BMW motorcycle in…

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Driver of emergency patrol vehicle sues over rear-end collision

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The driver of an emergency patrol vehicle is suing two drivers for allegedly causing a multi-vehicle collision on I-55. Robert Francis filed the complaint on Jan. 23 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Willie J. Tumbs and Aimee Ray Dearsley. According to the complaint, Francis claims that on April 20, 2019 he was operating a State of Illinois Emergency…

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St. Clair County jurors award motorist $3,000; Plaintiff asked for $6 million

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A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorist $3,000 after the plaintiff had requested $6 million in a trial involving a Fairview Heights collision. St. Clair County Circuit Judge Heinz Rudolf presided over the two day trial, which ended Jan. 22 when jurors entered a verdict in favor of plaintiff Elizabeth Waugh. She was awarded $3,000. Waugh had been represented…

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7th Circuit affirms $35 million verdict for Hoosier woman in pelvic implant lawsuit

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Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. did not persuade the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a multi-million-dollar verdict for a northern Indiana woman who was injured by a transvaginal mesh implant produced by the company. A few years after having surgery to implant the mesh device known as Prolift, Barbara Kaiser began experiencing severe pelvic pain, bladder spasms…

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