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Man blames friend and neighbors for stepping on nail

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 1, 2005, 1:05am

After stepping on a nail that protruded from a fallen fence, Ronald Seitz is seeking in excess of $100,000 from a friend he was visiting, and her neighbors.

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Dissenting justice concerned that different standards applied to Fifth

Steve Korris Sep. 1, 2005, 7:22am

Judge Goldenhersh Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Ann McMorrow criticized the Fifth District Appellate Court so harshly in overturning a billion dollar class action verdict that two Justices arose indignantly to defend the appellate court.

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Excerpts: Supreme Court confused by fraud claim in Avery v. State Farm

Steve Korris Sep. 1, 2005, 7:56am

Last week the Record ran excerpts of the Aug. 18 Illinois Supreme Court decision overturning a 1999 verdict in Avery vs. State Farm Insurance that dealt with contract claim.

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Olin employee sues for injuries over defective fire extinguisher

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 1, 2005, 9:19am

Olin plant An Olin employee who was injured in a fire on Jan. 10 filed a suit against the seller, provider, servicer and installer of a fire extinguishing system in Madison County Circuit Court Aug. 26.

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Missourians sue Cassens for injuries sustained in auto accident

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 1, 2005, 9:59am

Two Missouri women who were injured in an auto accident on westbound I-255 in St. Louis County filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court Aug. 26 against Cassens Transport Company.

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Moran sets trial date in Vioxx, but Walgreens wants out

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 1, 2005, 10:28am

Circuit Judge George Moran While it doesn't appear that a Vioxx trial will get under way any time soon in Madison County, a frequent Merck co-defendant, Walgreens, is asking Circuit Court Judge George Moran to be dismissed from a suit scheduled for trial in 2007.

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Maag describes confusing correspondence in AT&T case as 'gobbledygook'

Steve Korris Sep. 1, 2005, 10:34am

Judge Andy Matoesian, with an "e" In movies with absurd courtroom plots, the climax often involves a judge whose patient questioning draws him ever deeper into hopeless perplexity.

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Post Kardis, Granite City Court will no longer hold "Ls"

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 2, 2005, 11:31am

As Madison County Circuit Judge Philip Kardis passes into retirement, a significant change is in store for his replacement.

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Public nuisance

News Service Sep. 4, 2005, 4:28pm

Last week was a productive one for Madison County lawyer Thomas Maag, which is never a good sign for the rest of us.

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Labor Day Pains

News Service Sep. 5, 2005, 4:07am

Not ready yet Sources tell Dicta that a prominent Metro East plaintiff's attorney who earns his living suing doctors is having trouble finding one here to treat him.

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New Lawsuits: Friday, Sept. 2

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 5, 2005, 9:55am

Fresh from the courthouse:

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McGlynn reverses Kardis decision on his last day

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 5, 2005, 9:39pm

Appellate Judge Stephen McGlynn As Madison County Circuit Judge Philip Kardis enjoyed his last day on the job, a freshman appellate court judge--the position Kardis once aspired to--helped reverse a decision he made in a class action case against Dell Corp.

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