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Family of St. Charles motorcyclist killed in Elgin crash sues truck driver, company

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The family of a 25-year-old St. Charles man killed when his motorcycle collided with a semi-truck last summer south of Elgin has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against the truck driver and his employer. Jordan Hale, 25, was riding his 2002 Suzuki SV650S motorcycle north on Route 25 when a southbound 1995 Ford L-Series truck, driven by David…

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Third-party ex-employer not exempt from negligence suit, COA says

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The Indiana Court of Appeals has reinstated a woman’s negligence claim against her former employer, concluding he was considered a third party in the suit and could therefore not be shielded. Following her firing from All Steel Carports, Inc. in July 2016, Lora Brenner and her spouse sued All Steel, its former president, Ignacio Chavez, and the property’s owner, Chavez…

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Seriously injured truck driver’s suit against Celadon reinstated

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A semi-truck driver who was seriously injured after the contents of his trailer fell on him upon opening the door after transport won partial judgment against the trucking company responsible for loading the trailer when an appellate panel found the company owed him a duty of care. Paul Wilkes, an over-the-road truck driver for Knight Transport, was dispatched in January…

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Motorists File Suits over Damage from Potholes on I-69 in Indiana

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Dozens of drivers have filed tort claims seeking money from the state of Indiana after their cars were damaged while driving on a 15-mile (24 kilometers), pothole-afflicted section of Interstate 69. The problematic stretch of highway extends between mile markers 219 in Pendleton and 234 in Daleville, The Star Press reported. Forty claimants are pursuing damages for repairs to brake…

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Lawsuit accuses owner of SUV for leaving his car running, allowing it to be stolen, crashed, killing woman

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A woman is seeking damages following the death of her daughter who was killed in a car accident. Katherine Roach, as special administrator of the estate of Jada Woodard, filed a complaint on March 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Sander Y. Castro, Max Barnes and Tequia Bellanger. According to the complaint,Woodard died after a 2013 Dodge Durango was…

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COA reverses civil ruling for alleged drunken driver

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The victim of an alleged drunken driving accident will have the opportunity to seek punitive damages after the Indiana Court of Appeals determined summary judgment for the allegedly drunken driver was not appropriate. After drinking nearly three beers while driving from Hobart to Valparaiso, Ronald Brown rear-ended Ismael Alicea and fled the scene. Despite later lying to a sheriff’s deputy…

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Lawsuit accuses The Villa nursing home of not preventing woman’s choking death

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A complaint accuses a Chicago nursing home over the choking death of a female patient with dementia. Patricia Wesley, as independent administrator of the estate of Alberta Townsend, filed a complaint on March 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against The Villa at Windsor Park, Villa Financial Services LLC, and others. According to the complaint, Townsend was a resident at…

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