Critically injured boy was unsecured before crash threw him from car, St. Louis police say | Law and order | stltoday.com

Driver of other car ran away.

Source: Critically injured boy was unsecured before crash threw him from car, St. Louis police say | Law and order | stltoday.com

Illinois law does not allow failure to wear a seat belt as a defense. Varies from state to state. This matters because if it is a defense it may result in a zero verdict or a dramatic reduction.

 

Law firm says elevated levels of radioactivity found in four more Bridgeton homes | Local | stltoday.com

A law firm said Monday that tests of four more Bridgeton homes show elevated levels of radioactive contamination.

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Shows that chemical exposure cases are heavily dependent on scientific experts who will battle it out in court. The Judge and jury will be charged with siding with one expert against another and deciding whether money damages are available.

2 new employees filling out paperwork among dead in St. Louis boiler explosion | Law and order | stltoday.com

Explosion sent boiler from box company nearly a block, where it crashed into the offices of a laundry company.

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Horrible accident. There are multiple claims in this type of tragedy. OSHA claims, wrongful death lawsuits, workers’ compensation claims, potential products liability, third party claims.

124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices – Chicago Tribune

The 124 union nurses working in Illinois prisons have received layoff notices, according to a letter from Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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The budget and union contract fight is getting serious and nasty.

Looks like a step toward privatizing a number of State services.

Lawsuit filed against Uber in fatal Springfield motorcycle crash – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

The mother of a teenager killed in a motorcycle crash in Springfield in September is suing the ride-sharing company Uber and the driver whose vehicle hit

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Shows that lawsuits may be filed against multiple parties. In this case, against the driver and the driver’s employer.