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Motorist alleges injuries from raceway parking lot collision

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A motorist claims he was injured when another driver rear-ended his vehicle multiple times in the World Wide Technology Raceway parking grounds. Randall Snider filed the complaint Sept. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Alan Schakel. According to the complaint, Snider was operating a 2013 Pontiac Grand Prix on the parking grounds of…

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Woman alleges injuries from slip, fall at O’Fallon Wal-Mart

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A woman alleges she slipped and fell on water at a Wal-Mart in O’Fallon and suffered injuries. Valerie Hych filed a complaint Aug. 24 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Inc., doing business as Sam’s Club, alleging negligence. Hych alleges in her complaint that she was shopping at the Wal-Mart store in O’Fallon on July 5. While…

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Steak and Shake accused of negligence in slip, fall suit

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A woman claims a Steak and Shake restaurant failed to maintain its property in a safe condition, resulting in her alleged slip and fall. Sharon Reed filed a complaint Aug. 26 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Steak and Shake Enterprises Inc., alleging negligence. According to the complaint, Reed was at a Steak and Shake on Lincoln Trail…

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Patient claims untreated infection caused permanent injury

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A man claims an infection was misdiagnosed and left untreated by St. Elizabeth’s Hospital medical staff, resulting in permanent injury. Gerald Vardiman filed a complaint Aug. 20 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Kevin McCarthy, M.D., Michael Brazelton, P.A., Amanda Zhang, M.D., and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of The Third Order of St. Francis, doing business as HSHS St….

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Woman alleges injuries from slip, fall at physician’s office

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A woman claims she suffered injuries when she slipped near a drinking fountain while visiting her physician’s office. Katherine Hunt filed a complaint Aug. 28 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Granite City Illinois Hospital Company LLC, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, Hunt alleges that while visiting her physician’s office on Sept. 11, 2018, in the Wolfe Building…

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Tenant alleges brain injuries from two icy slip and falls at Shiloh apartment complex

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A tenant at a Shiloh apartment complex claims she suffered severe brain injuries after falling on ice twice in February. Irma Cummins filed a complaint Aug. 10 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Greenmount Retail Center LLC, alleging negligence. According to her complaint, Cummins claims she was a resident at a multifamily apartment complex at Hartman Lakes in…

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Mail carrier sues Edwardsville homeowners after allegedly falling off porch

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A mail carrier is suing Edwardsville homeowners after she allegedly fell off their porch and suffered injuries during a mail delivery. Ann Clayton filed a complaint Aug. 12 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Bryan and Carrie Andreas and CS Gems, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, Clayton alleges that on Aug. 17, 2018, she was delivering mail to…

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Ind. court determines which contractors can be sued for shower of metal studs

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After hundreds of pounds of metal studs rained from the sky during a construction project, the Indiana Court of Appeals has decided which companies can be held responsible for the injuries that subsequently occurred. On Aug. 24, the court found the general contractor can’t be found liable but left open the chance of a subcontractor paying for the injuries of…

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Train engineer allegedly suffered injuries when cab seat collapsed

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A locomotive engineer is suing Central Railroad Company, alleging the train’s cab seat collapsed and broke, causing him to sustain serious injuries. Joshua Ohmart filed a complaint July 28 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Illinois Central Railroad Company, alleging violation of federal law. According to the complaint, Ohmart was working as a locomotive engineer for Central Railroad…

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Indiana schools hoping to avoid lawsuits as they reopen

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Within the first week of reopening schools and welcoming back students and staff, several Indiana districts reported their first coronavirus cases. In central Indiana alone, at least half a dozen districts saw a teacher or student test positive for the virus last week—a reality the state’s top health official said is unavoidable. State officials aren’t shutting down schools, but insist…

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