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Walnut Hill Cemetery Chapel Renovations in Belleville

The Madison County Record Jun. 1, 2006, 9:22am

Mark Eckert (Mayor of the City of Belleville), Jeff Dawe (Superintendent of Walnut Hill Cemetery), and other city officials celebrate the re-dedication of the Walnut Hill Cemetery Chapel after newly completed renovations.

Mortgage suits in jeopardy over Alton attorney's dual role

Steve Korris Jun. 1, 2006, 9:22am

Alton attorney Emert Wyss, famous from coast to coast for accidentally suing himself, has boomeranged again.

New Lawsuits: Thursday, June1

Steve Gonzalez Jun. 1, 2006, 11:07am

Fresh from the courthouse:

Appellate court upholds decision of St. Clair County jury in favor of Allstate

Steve Gonzalez Jun. 1, 2006, 12:32pm

A 2004 jury verdict in favor of Allstate Insurance was affirmed by the Illinois Appellate Court's Fifth District in Mt. Vernon on a 2-1 vote.

Stack to reconsider Hartford vapor case

Steve Korris Jun. 2, 2006, 1:08am

Circuit Judge Dan Stack Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack will reconsider an order he signed last year against former owners of the Premcor refinery in a proposed class action suit.

Opposing lawyers seek sanctions in Yount v. Shashek

Steve Korris Jun. 2, 2006, 3:15am

The case of Keith Yount vs. Lisa Shashek keeps getting uglier, with each side calling on Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack to impose sanctions on the other.

Lakin attorney still pleading for definition of 'until'

Steve Korris Jun. 2, 2006, 5:22am

Paul Marks Lakin Law Firm attorney Paul Marks has asked Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron to reconsider an order throwing out a proposed class action suit.

U.S. Supreme Court decision supports Madison County class action dismissal

Steve Korris Jun. 2, 2006, 7:28am

Troy Bozarth Justices of the United States Supreme Court have hastened the end of a proposed class action suit in Madison County.

U.S. should start asking questions

The Madison County Record Jun. 4, 2006, 4:20am

It's human nature that we're drawn in by sordid tales in the news like those of local plaintiff's lawyers Tom Lakin and Gary Peel.

At the surface...

The Madison County Record Jun. 4, 2006, 8:51am

Tom Lakin If you haven't seen it, the Discovery Health Channel produced a five-minute docu-mercial promoting the amazing "mind, body and soul" transformation of "high profile, hob-knobbing St. Louis" lawyer Thomas Lakin.

New Lawsuits: Friday, June 2

Steve Gonzalez Jun. 4, 2006, 8:45pm

Fresh from the courthouse:

Acid-burned truck driver seeks damages

Ann Knef Jun. 5, 2006, 6:31am

A truck driver who was burned by a spray of sulfuric acid is suing G.S. Robins & Co. in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Postal worker sues home owners for cracked steps

Ann Knef Jun. 5, 2006, 7:52am

A letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office is suing the owners of an East St. Louis residence for tripping on cracked steps.

Tillery files class action suit against Allstate

Steve Gonzalez Jun. 5, 2006, 8:45am

Steve Tillery Nine Madison County residents and one St. Clair County resident filed a class action lawsuit against Allstate Insurance Company alleging the insurance company charges different premiums to customers with the same risks.

Monday, June 5

The Madison County Record Jun. 5, 2006, 9:07am

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Former Lanter employees sue for retaliatory discharge

Ann Knef Jun. 5, 2006, 9:49am

Dennis Renner and Alice Miller are suing their former employer, Lanter Transport Inc., and the company that bought it, LTI Trucking Services, claiming they were fired for having pursued workers' compensation claims.

Stobbs named new associate judge in Madison County

Steve Gonzalez Jun. 6, 2006, 4:59am

Steve Stobbs Godfrey attorney Stephen Stobbs has been elected as an associate judge on a first ballot by the nine circuit judges of the Third Judicial Circuit.

Asbestos Jury Docket: Monday, June 12

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 6, 2006, 6:22am

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Asbestos Motion Docket: Week of June 12

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 6, 2006, 6:43am

Monday, June 12

Weber dismisses 'fatally defective' class action

Steve Gonzalez Jun. 7, 2006, 8:02am

Circuit Judge Don Weber United Parcel Service successfully convinced Madison County Circuit Judge Don Weber to dismiss a class action case filed by a customer who wanted a $5 refund because an "overnight" package he sent did not arrive on time.