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Family Sues Illinois Meatpacking Plant After Man’s Death from COVID-19

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The family of a suburban Chicago woman who died of complications related to COVID-19 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a meatpacking plant where her husband worked and contracted the virus. The family of Esperanza Ugalde alleges in their lawsuit that Aurora Packing Co. in North Aurora failed to take steps to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the…

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Motorist sues Metro East Transit District following rear end collision

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A motorist claims he suffered injuries when his vehicle was rear-ended by a Metro-East Transit employee. Charlie Harris filed a complaint July 29 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Metro-East Transit District of St. Clair County, doing business as St. Clair County Transit District, the St. Clair County Transit District Board of Trustees, Southwestern Illinois College, the Board…

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Indiana Utility Facing $1.1M Safety Violations Fine

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A northern Indiana utility is facing a $1.1 million fine, the largest in state history, after state regulators cited it for natural gas pipeline safety violations and specified that the company cannot pass that cost onto its ratepayers. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission cited the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. for instances of failing to locate or mark underground pipelines…

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Patient sues Saint Anthony’s Healthcare over post-surgery infection

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A diabetic patient claims he suffered a surgical wound infection after Saint Anthony’s delayed his follow-up treatment by terminating his physician. Dennis Jarden filed a complaint Aug. 3 in the Madison County Circuit Court against OSF Healthcare System, doing business as OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center, and OSF Multi-Speciality Group, alleging institutional and medical negligence. According to his complaint, Jarden…

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Rosenstengel denies Wal-Mart and Bayco motions to dismiss fatal fire claim

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Wal-Mart must defend a claim that a lamp with a clamp caused a fatal fire, Chief U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel ruled on July 30. She denied motions to dismiss claims that the estate of Gina Breeze brought against Wal-Mart and lamp maker Bayco Products. She allowed a claim for punitive damages, finding the case permitted an exception from a…

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Belleville tavern denies liability in suit alleging injuries from unsecured patio umbrella

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A Belleville tavern denies liability in a suit alleging a woman was hit in the head by an unsecured patio umbrella. Donna Jenkins filed the complaint May 13 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Marco’s Tavern on Main Inc. According to her complaint, Jenkins claims she was legally on the property as an invitee on June 10, 2019, when…

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Worker Dies at ArcelorMittal East Chicago Steel Mill

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A worker at an ArcelorMittal steel mill in northwestern Indiana died after he was struck by a vehicle, the company said. The man died July 21 after being hit by a coil tractor at the Indiana Harbor steel mill in East Chicago, ArcelorMittal spokesman William Steers said. The company and the United Steelworkers were investigating the fatality, he said. The…

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Gurnee family sues University of Notre Dame after freshman son’s fall causes ‘catastrophic injury’

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The parents of a former University of Notre Dame freshman who was severely injured during a party are suing the college, alleging the school put their son at risk by condoning a “quasi-fraternity atmosphere” in an on-campus residence hall. Sean Tennant, of Gurnee, was beginning the second semester of his freshman year Jan. 27, 2019, when he fell about 30…

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