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April 4-8

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 1, 2005, 7:46am

Abbott Labs

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Security gate hits woman in the head, suit follows

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 2, 2005, 5:55am

Alton Memorial Hospital Mary Ann Edelen, who was hit in the head by a security gate exiting the cafeteria at Alton Memorial Hospital, filed the 300th Civil Law case in 2005 in Madison County Circuit Court.

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Fairview Heights woman sues Superior for wreck

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 3, 2005, 12:22am

Route 159 and West Pointe Drive in Swansea Fairview Heights resident Penny Kennedy filed a four-count lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court March 24 against Superior Office Snacks, George Schumacher, and Mike Jost over an automobile accident which occurred March 26, 2003.

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Running clock

News Service Apr. 3, 2005, 1:07am

Made opponents tired All Southern Illinois eyes have been on Springfield as patients and doctors alike lobby for reforms to the state’s medical malpractice system.

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'Health Courts' are the answer

News Service Apr. 3, 2005, 1:28am

To the Editor:

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That's life

News Service Apr. 3, 2005, 3:07am

A Madison County court demands taxpayers fork over $100 grand in “damages” to his client because Granite City officially let her buy a house that had a leaky roof—allegedly.

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New Lawsuits: Friday, April 1

Heather Anderson Apr. 4, 2005, 9:40am

Fresh from the courthouse:

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New Lawsuits: Monday, April 4

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 4, 2005, 11:29am

Fresh from the courthouse:

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95-year-old bowler treated royally by Illini at Camelot

Ann Knef Apr. 4, 2005, 11:50am

Edna Evans in the embrace of Illinois' James Augustine Amidst the din of crackling bowling pins, a warm embrace beneath James Augustine’s armpit was a moment 95-year-old kegler Edna Evans will never forget.

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Motorcyclist wipes out in safety program, sues sponsor

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 5, 2005, 4:44am

Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville While learning how to become a safe motorcyclist in Southwestern Illinois College's Motorcycle Rider Program, Maria Collins took a left turn around a cone, hit a pothole and wiped out.

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Dentist named in suit a second time

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 5, 2005, 4:45am

Dental office at 1801 North Belt West in Belleville

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Carbon monoxide deaths lead to civil action

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 5, 2005, 4:47am

2116 Belle Ave. in Belleville Residents of a Belleville apartment who were overcome by carbon monoxide and the admininistrator for two dwellers who were poisoned to death by the gas, filed suit March 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

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Local asbestos judges wary of federal trust fund bill

Steve Stanek Apr. 5, 2005, 4:48am

Circuit Judge Daniel J. Stack As federal lawmakers attempt to bring hundreds of thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits under control, two local judges have recently made their own moves to control the asbestos dockets in their courtrooms.

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Legal reform advocates won't give in to 'obstructionists'

Ann Knef Apr. 5, 2005, 5:12am

Ed Murnane Claiming they will not back down from an uphill battle, advocates for legal reform called on Illinois legislators to advance a package of bills that will help put an end to lawsuit abuse, venue shopping and halt doctor exodus from the state.

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Fired mental health worker fires back with $150k suit

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 5, 2005, 5:49am

Comprehensive Mental Health Center of St. Clair County Comprehensive Mental Health Center (CMHC) of St. Clair County was sued by a fomer employee for breach of contract and retaliatory discharge in St. Clair County Circuit Court March 28.

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