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News Service Feb. 1, 2006, 3:53am

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Home shopper sues after falling through deck

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 1, 2006, 5:15am

No matter how much curb appeal the house at 206 Dogwood Ave. in Fairview Heights had, it probably would not have changed the mind of home shopper James Pope.

Schnucks' door breaks woman's rib, suit claims

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 1, 2006, 5:16am

A Springfield woman claims an automatic door at the Granite City Schnucks grocery store malfunctioned as she was exiting, breaking her rib and bruising her pelvis and hip.

Schnucks sued for falling coffee cans

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 1, 2006, 5:17am

Falling coffee cans from a Schnucks supermarket shelf were grounds for a personal injury lawsuit filed by Pamela Seales in St. Clair County Court.

100th civil suit filed in Madison County's 'L' Division

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 1, 2006, 5:19am

In the court division where plaintiffs seek in excess of $50,000 in damages, Debra Dattoli-Bounds filed the 100th civil lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court on Jan. 30.

Fate of pending class actions may rest on Price decision

Steve Korris Feb. 1, 2006, 5:39am

If plaintiff attorneys succeed in restoring a $10 billion class action verdict over light cigarettes, they will also rescue other class actions.

Pepsi driver blames Super Value for slip on 'unnatural' ice

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 1, 2006, 8:06am

A Pepsi Cola employee who slipped and fell on an "unnatural" sheet of ice filed a personal injury suit against a Collinsville grocery store.

Weber presides over first trial

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 1, 2006, 8:56am

Judge Weber During his first jury trial, Madison County Circuit Judge Don Weber presided over a personal injury auto accident case that delivered a reduced plaintiff's verdict on Jan. 25.

Plaintiff says payment for upgrade is immaterial in 'cheap' rental vehicle suit

Steve Korris Feb. 1, 2006, 9:38am

When attorney Lanny Darr sued Affirmative Insurance for trying to put him in a cheap rental vehicle, the insurer sent him a check for the nicer vehicle he ordered.

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Asbestos defendant USG sees end in sight

Steve Korris Feb. 1, 2006, 4:43pm

Sheetrock maker USG of Chicago has faced almost 6,000 asbestos suits in Madison County, but company executives believe they will never face another.

Wal-Mart cites appellate court in motion to dismiss $1.39 class action

Steve Korris Feb. 1, 2006, 11:37pm

Wal-Mart has moved to dismiss a claim that it should give change on gift cards, in light of a new decision from the 5th District Appellate Court.

Plaintiff's attorney among customers suing Mexican restaurant

Ann Knef Feb. 2, 2006, 1:23am

An East Alton personal injury attorney known for suing large corporations over customer slip and falls is among five plaintiffs suing a Mexican restaurant for bad margaritas and chips.

Venue reform revving up in Springfield

Ann Knef Feb. 2, 2006, 4:00am

Republican legislators were joined by the Illinois Civil Justice League and Illinois Chamber of Commerce at the state capitol on Wednesday calling for more legal reforms in the land of reluctant Democrats.

Gidwitz-Rauschenberger tout job growth at Mid America stop

News Service Feb. 2, 2006, 10:03am

Spitz featured speaker at 'Friends of Allison' dinner

News Service Feb. 3, 2006, 1:36am

Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Spitz will be the featured speaker at the second annual Allison's Friends of Hope Benefit and Auction, to be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsvuille.

Where there's smoke...

News Service Feb. 5, 2006, 8:00am

With $2 billion in legal fees at stake, you didn't expect Belleville lawyer Steve Tillery to go down with a whimper?

Orlando A Go-Go with Allegiant Air's first flight

News Service Feb. 6, 2006, 5:48am

With sunglasses and flip-flops in tow, nearly 100 southern Illinois area residents took off for the fun and sun of Orlando, Fla. as low-fare airline, Allegiant Air kicked off the only nonstop, scheduled service from MidAmerica St. Louis to the Sunshine State.

Firehouse Gym specializes in 'explosive' training

News Service Feb. 6, 2006, 5:58am

Firehouse Gym, located in a renovated turn-of-the century fire station, specializes in one-on-one training as well as sport-specific group training.

College scholarship applications available at First Bank

News Service Feb. 6, 2006, 6:05am

First Bank has scholarship applications available for high school seniors.