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Workers seek damages from Metro Water Reclamation District after explosion at Calumet plant

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Two workers allege they were injured from an explosion that occurred while they were working at a sewage treatment plant in Chicago. William T. Kissane and William L. Ruiz filed a complaint on Sept. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and Independent Mechanical Industries Inc., alleging construction negligence and premises liability….

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Med-mal judgment for insurers against hospital reversed

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The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the grant of summary judgment for two insurance companies when it found they were estopped from denying the applicability of the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act to their claims. After a May 2010 trucking crash that led to a $3 million judgment against Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services Inc., Celadon learned Community Hospitals of Indiana failed…

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Justices set aside default against Greensburg landlords

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A Greensburg apartment complex and its property manager will no longer be considered in default after the Indiana Supreme Court reinstated a trial court ruling that found excusable neglect justified setting aside a default judgment. After Matthew Joseph accidentally discharged a firearm in his unit at the Tree City Village Apartment complex and significantly injured his neighbor, Genia Wamsley, Wamsley’s…

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Widow alleges husband’s lung cancer caused by asbestos

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A widow accuses several manufacturing companies of failing to warn her husband about the toxic effects of asbestos. Nancy D. Camden, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Fred A. Camden Sr. filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against 3M Company, CBS Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation and other companies. According to the complaint,…

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Parents sue hospital alleging child suffered injuries during birth

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A couple alleges their child suffered injuries during delivery after his heartrate continued to decelerate. P.J. Thompson, a minor, by and through his mother Carlie Willis and father Tyler Thompson, filed a complaint on Aug. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against United States of America and Southern Illinois Hospital Services. According to the…

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Collision suit at trial in Madison County

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A lawsuit involving a crash at the intersection of Route 143 and South Moreland Road is at trial in Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman’s courtroom. The Trial began Oct. 1. The case had been previously assigned to Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder and was assigned to Chapman on Sept. 27. Plaintiff Patsy Troxell is represented at trial by Eric Evans…

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