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Men allege Travelers Insurance invaded their privacy following collision

Molly English-Bowers Jan. 6, 2016, 2:20pm

EDWARDSVILLE – Two Illinois men are suing a motorist and Travelers Insurance over injuries they say they suffered as the result of an automobile collision.

Fifth District upholds dismissal of old PPO class action

Ann Maher May 12, 2015, 4:15pm


Supreme Court reverses Fifth District to affirm St. Clair County ruling over spoilation of evidence claim

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 18, 2012, 9:14am

Burke Siding with the defendant, the Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a ruling of the Fifth District Appellate Court in a negligent spoliation of evidence case.

Mudge must decide if Fifth District decision 'torpedoes' Employers Mutual class action

Steve Korris Nov. 10, 2011, 6:21am

Mudge Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge must decide whether Fifth District appellate judges who stopped a Lakin Chapman class action against Travelers Insurance also stopped one against Employers Mutual Casualty.

Asbestos bankruptcy judge pulls plug on lawyers' plot

Steve Korris Jun. 10, 2009, 12:27pm

Edison PITTSBURGH – Bankruptcy Judge Bruce McCullough unraveled a plot between asbestos lawyers and bankruptcy lawyers, saving Travelers Insurance $146 million.

Lakin lawyer says judge applied 'incorrect standard' in dismissing class action

Steve Korris Sep. 5, 2008, 4:00am

U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert's decision to dismiss a chiropractor's class action against Travelers Insurance means nothing in a chiropractor's class action against Travelers in Madison County, according to Jeff Millar of the Lakin Law Firm.

Insurer takes advantage of federal decision in defending Lakin class action

Steve Korris Aug. 26, 2008, 8:53am

Brad Lakin Defendants usually deny everything a plaintiff alleges, but in a Lakin Law Firm class action Employers Mutual Casualty gladly admits that chiropractor Frank Bemis never contracted with it.

Respect Precedent

The Madison County Record Aug. 17, 2008, 5:00pm

U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert made a rare and sensible ruling last month in a class action lawsuit filed against Travelers insurance company.

Travelers testing strength of federal court dismissal in Madison County case

Steve Korris Aug. 14, 2008, 12:33pm

Stack Travelers Insurance plans to test the strength of a July 24 order from U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert of Benton that dismissed a class action lawsuit against the insurer.

Excerpts: Gilbert digs deep in decision to dismiss Travelers PPO suit

Steve Korris Aug. 8, 2008, 9:36am

BENTON – U.S. District Judge Philip Gilbert didn't just read briefs as he pondered whether to dismiss a class action suit against Travelers Insurance.

Federal court's dismissal of insurance class action could affect Madison, St. Clair cases

Steve Korris Aug. 8, 2008, 7:24am

BENTON - U.S. District Court Judge Phil Gilbert has dismissed a suit that chiropractor Kathleen Roche of Belleville proposed as a class action against Travelers Insurance, a move that casts a cloud of uncertainty over similar suits in Madison and St. Clair counties.

Lakin class actions gather speed en route to certification

Steve Korris Jul. 18, 2008, 4:15am

Tom Lakin While a federal court is waiting to try Tom Lakin on sex and drug crimes, a state court is giving rosy treatment to cases brought by the law firm he founded.

Monday, Oct. 31

The Madison County Record Oct. 25, 2005, 10:39am

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Oct. 24-28

Steve Gonzalez Oct. 23, 2005, 8:51pm

3M Company

Oct. 24-28

Steve Gonzalez Oct. 23, 2005, 7:38pm

3M Company

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Steve Gonzalez Jul. 11, 2005, 5:57am

3M Company

Eavenson's class action v. Corvel in court

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 22, 2005, 4:44am

Granite City Chiropractor Mark Eavenson, who has filed at least 23 class action cases against insurance companies in Madison County Circuit Court, will be in court March 31 for a case management conference in his suit against Corvel Corp.

Wednesday Feb. 2

The Madison County Record Jan. 27, 2005, 12:03am

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