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Colonnade Senior Living sued over resident’s fall

The Colonnade Senior Living has been named in a lawsuit alleging the staff’s negligence resulted in a resident’s fall. Plaintiff Martha Eggers, acting as independent administrator of the estate of Virginia Whitlock, filed a lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Colonnade Senior Development, LLC, doing business as The Colonnade Senior Living, citing negligence. According to the lawsuit,…

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Illinois Central Railroad employee allegedly hit with tree branch while operating locomotive

An Illinois Central Railroad Company employee has filed a negligence lawsuit against his employer after he was allegedly struck with a branch while operating a locomotive. Plaintiff Greg Irwin filed a lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Illinois Central Railroad Company, citing negligence. According to the lawsuit, Irwin was employed by the defendant as a locomotive operator….

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Cyclist sues pit bull owner following dog attack in Mascoutah

A cyclist is suing a Mascoutah resident after his dog allegedly attacked her without provocation. Plaintiff Melody Evans filed the lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against defendant Nathan Brammer, citing negligence in violation of the state’s Animal Control Act. According to the lawsuit, Evans was riding her bicycle on a public street in Mascoutah near the defendant’s…

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Court of Appeals waiting on slip and fall case that enraged trial judge

The personal injury case that inspired a trial court judge to declare Indiana’s civil litigation process is broken is continuing to wait for a final order so the matter can move to the appellate level. Carroll Circuit Judge Benjamin Diener granted summary judgment to the defendants in April in a slip-and-fall case, Penny Chappey, Gregory Chappey v. Joseph Paul Storey,…

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Personal injury complaint timely filed under Supreme Court’s COVID-19 tolling orders, COA says

A woman injured in a car crash timely filed her complaint against the other driver, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled, pointing to Indiana Supreme Court orders that tolled statutes of limitation to ease the burden on Hoosier litigants at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Aug. 19, 2019, Peggy Malanoski was involved in a car accident…

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Dairy worker sues company over alleged loading dock hazard

An employee of Prairie Farms Dairy in O’Fallon is suing a company, alleging it failed to adequately maintain a loading dock. In the lawsuit against defendant Rice Equipment Company, plaintiff Michael Fink claims that as a result of problems with the loading dock, he suffered “severe and permanently disabling injuries” while loading pallets of milk into a tractor trailer with…

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Shopper sues Target after allegedly stepping in pothole at Belleville store

A truck driver claims another truck driver drove too close to his parked rig at Love’s Travel Stop, causing a collision. Plaintiff Joseph Heist of Gainesville, Mo., filed the complaint in the Madison County Circuit Court against Kazim Kapushev and Russo Brothers Transportation Inc. Russo Brothers, which is located in Rockdale, Ill., is named as a defendant as Kapushev’s employer….

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Sleeping truck driver in parked tractor trailer alleges injuries from collision

A truck driver claims another truck driver drove too close to his parked rig at Love’s Travel Stop, causing a collision. Plaintiff Joseph Heist of Gainesville, Mo., filed the complaint in the Madison County Circuit Court against Kazim Kapushev and Russo Brothers Transportation Inc. Russo Brothers, which is located in Rockdale, Ill., is named as a defendant as Kapushev’s employer….

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