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Delaware court seeing upsurge in asbestos filings

Steve Korris Jul. 1, 2005, 12:59am

While the number of new asbestos lawsuits has dropped precipitously in Madison County, a deluge of filings is keeping clerks in a Delaware court working nights and weekends to keep up.

July 5-8

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 2, 2005, 6:09am

84 Lumber

The Spirit of 1776

John J. Hopkins Jul. 3, 2005, 5:07am

As we celebrate the Fourth of July, a good movie to dust off is the musical “1776."

Rebuffing Durbin editorial

News Service Jul. 3, 2005, 7:11am

To the Editor:

Wealth driving up healthcare costs

News Service Jul. 3, 2005, 10:14am

To the editor:

Mark Kern should step down

Joe Behnken Jul. 3, 2005, 2:18pm

For decades people in St. Clair County have patiently awaited the return of fair elections.

A worse offense

News Service Jul. 4, 2005, 5:35am

While there’s much a-do about St. Clair County vote buying we cannot help but ponder a far uglier travesty on this—the birthday of humanity’s greatest ever democracy.

Monday July 11

News Service Jul. 5, 2005, 7:49am

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Tuesday July 12

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Thursday July 14

News Service Jul. 5, 2005, 7:51am

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New Lawsuits: Friday, July 1

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 5, 2005, 9:06am

SimmonsCooper class action against Gallagher in court

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 5, 2005, 9:12am

Stephen Tillery One day after the Illinois insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher announced it would no longer collect now-controversial contingency fees from insurance companies, East Alton plaintiff's firm SimmonsCooper filed a class action lawsuit Oct. 27, 2004, claiming Gallagher & Co. breached its fiduciary duties.

New Lawsuits: Tuesday, July 5

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 5, 2005, 10:19am

Passenger files suit against Ford in van accident

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 5, 2005, 11:27am

A woman who suffered bodily injuries and fear of death when a Ford van she was riding in rolled over into a ditch, filed a $450,000 lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. and Auffenberg Ford in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

New Athens business owner goes after police in suit

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 6, 2005, 9:01am

Kaskaskia River Marina and Campgrounds, Ervin Smith, Cheryl Smith, Ervin Smith, Jr., and Chris Koch filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court June 27 against New Athens, its police department and an officer for being maced during a false arrest.

Elderly woman knocked to ground by soccer players, sues park and school

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 7, 2005, 5:43am

Seventy-seven-year-old Opal Boyett claims Granite City park and high school officials should have known that elderly people like to use the Wilson Park walk path early in the morning to avoid the summer heat.

New Lawsuits: Wednesday, July 6

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 7, 2005, 8:17am

Regions Bank v. Ruben Diaz

Fayetteville man sues Merck and its employees over Vioxx

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 7, 2005, 8:18am

Fayetteville resident Laurence Madden filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court June 27 against Merck & Co. of New Jersey and 10 Merck employees seeking at least $250,000 in damages.

Case management set in suit against Dr. Uhrig

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 7, 2005, 8:19am

Madison County Associate Judge Ralph Mendelsohn will hold a case management conference July 14 in a three-year old wrongful death case in which a widow claims her husband died due to the negligence of three doctors and Belleville Memorial Hospital.

Alorton woman claims officers caused son's premature delivery

Ann Knef Jul. 7, 2005, 9:13am

An Alorton woman who was in her sixth month of pregnancy claims she was slammed to the ground by village police officers which harmed her unborn child and led to his premature delivery and permanent disability.