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Driver alleges tire, rim from truck struck his vehicle, causing spinal injuries

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A motorist claims he suffered disabling spinal cord injuries when an inflated rim and tire from a tanker trailer struck his vehicle on Interstate 55. Carlettas McBride filed a complaint on April 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Quality Carriers Inc., Michael V. Moore and Triple JP Enterprise. McBride alleges in the complaint…

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Civil engineer denies liability in Amazon building collapse, alleges delivery driver ‘voluntarily assumed’ risk by working in ‘unsafe conditions’

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Civil engineering and land surveying firm Stock & Associates argues that it provided services for the lot upon which an Edwardsville Amazon facility was built and should not be held liable for the building’s collapse during a deadly EF-3 tornado in December. On April 22, attorney Mitchel Torrence of Clausen Miller PC in Chicago filed an answer on behalf of…

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IL Supreme Court rules employers can be liable for accidents, even if their employees aren’t negligent

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The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a jury was right to hold a Chicago company directly liable for a traffic collision, because the company told one of its drivers to haul an unsafely loaded truck despite the driver’s concerns, finding an employer can be held liable both for the acts of their employees and for their own acts. The April…

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Google to pay $100M to end biometrics class action over Photos face scans; Class members could get $200-$400

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People in Illinois whose face appeared in a photo on Google’s Photos app could be in line for as much as $400 each, under a new $100 million settlement given an early nod in Cook County court. The settlement would end one of the longest running class action lawsuits under Illinois’ strict biometrics privacy law, and would rank as one…

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Woman with quadriplegia secures reversal against INDOT in tractor-trailer accident case

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A woman who suffered a severe spinal injury that left her quadriplegic has won a reversal after the Court of Appeals of Indiana found her lawsuit against the state of Indiana and the Indiana Department of Transportation did not create collateral estoppel and claim splitting. While Kathryn Davidson was riding as a passenger in a tractor-trailer truck in April 2018…

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Madison County jury awards motorist $16K in Glen Carbon crash lawsuit

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A Madison County jury awarded a motorist $16,357 in damages following a Glen Carbon car crash. The two-day trial began on April 18 with Madison County Circuit Judge Chris Threlkeld presiding. Plaintiff Jessica Zeigler was awarded $9,357 for medical treatment, $2,000 for loss of a normal life and $5,000 for pain and suffering. Zeigler was represented by Ellen Burford of…

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Suit alleges motorist ran stop sign, caused Alton collision

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A St. Louis man is suing a woman for allegedly running a stop sign in Alton and crashing into his vehicle. Charles Page filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Alexandra White, citing negligence and recklessness. According to the lawsuit, Page was driving southbound on Washington Ave. in Alton on Sept. 9, 2020, when White allegedly ran…

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Walmart removed customer’s suit alleging vision loss after items fell and struck his head

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Walmart has removed a customer’s lawsuit alleging he suffered permanent injuries to his eyesight when merchandise fell from an upper shelf and struck his head. The lawsuit was originally filed by plaintiff Todd A. Davis on Nov. 5, 2021, in the Marion County Circuit Court. Walmart filed a notice of removal to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District…

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Mother sues Maryville Women’s Center, Oliver Anderson Hospital over baby’s brain injuries during delivery

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A mother is suing the Maryville Women’s Center and Oliver Anderson Hospital for negligence, alleging her child suffered permanent brain injuries during delivery. Plaintiff Alyssa Troxtell Weshinskey filed a lawsuit on March 25 in the Madison County Circuit Court against defendants Maryville Women’s Center, P.C. (MWC) and Southwestern Illinois Health Facilities, doing business as Oliver Anderson Hospital, citing negligence and…

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Tippecanoe School Corp. wins summary judgment on injured cheerleader’s negligence claim

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The Tippecanoe School Corporation has secured summary judgment against a student’s negligence claim after the Court of Appeals ruled in its favor following a cheerleader’s injury. The parents of Isabella Reynolds sued their daughter’s school corporation, coach and others following an incident that left the teen with a broken jaw and shattered teeth. Roberta Patton, the William Henry Harrison High…

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