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Wednesday, March 8

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

10 a.m.

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Manpower employee claims retaliatory discharge

Ann Knef Mar. 1, 2006, 4:26am

Manpower employee Belinda K. Reeves of Belleville, who was temporarily totally disabled from a thumb injury, claims she was wrongfully fired after returning to work following a three-and-a-half week absence.

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Weber files affidavit defending himself on bias accusation

Steve Korris Mar. 1, 2006, 6:58am

Judge Weber Madison County Circuit Judge Don Weber forgot that a client of the Lakin Law Firm sued him 14 years ago, according to an affidavit Weber signed in defending himself against the firm's accusation of bias.

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Illinois Supreme Court appoints Chicago litigator to head 'professionalism' unit

News Service Mar. 1, 2006, 8:10am

Cheryl Niro The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed a former Illinois State Bar Association president to head a new agency dedicated to improving civility among lawyers.

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West Virginia watchdog group 'honors' radiologist for diagnoses

Chris Dickerson Mar. 1, 2006, 9:43am

Steve Cohen, executive director of West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, speaks during a press conference Wednesday where the group "honored" Bridgeport radiologist Ray Harron. CHARLESTON, WV – There was no red carpet and no fancy dresses.

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Jury reaches defense verdict in Madison County trial

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 1, 2006, 10:45pm

A Madison County jury cleared Bondex International and Georgia Pacific of any wrongdoing in the county's first asbestos trial of 2006.

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Friday, March 10

News Service Mar. 2, 2006, 3:54am

8:30 a.m.

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High court says Cueto was correct in keeping case in St. Clair County

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 2, 2006, 5:01am

In a 4-3 ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed St. Clair County's Circuit Judge Lloyd Cueto's decision to deny a motion to transfer a wrongful death case to Clinton County based on the doctrine of forum non conveniens.

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Class action suits and proposed task force could choke out atrazine

Ann Knef Mar. 2, 2006, 10:17am

Alex Avery If product liability claims against major chemical companies prevail and state legislators attempt to restrict the most commonly applied herbicide used by corn growers, Illinois agriculture is in trouble.

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Cassens lawsuit remanded to Madison County

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 3, 2006, 7:13am

A federal judge has remanded a lawsuit against a local transportation business back to Madison County, stating that a defendant's removal of the case was improper.

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Moove it

News Service Mar. 4, 2006, 6:09am

"Only lawyers think that way," remarked the downstate handler for dairyman GOP candidate for Governor Jim Oberweis, when Madison County attorney Thomas Maag demanded $250 per day rent for a misplaced campaign sign.

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The Record on the Carpet

John J. Hopkins Mar. 5, 2006, 6:02am

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Record TV Network, and our live broadcast of the ceremonies surrounding the first annual Madison County Bar Association -- 'Oscars Ball', where the judges and lawyers of the Third Circuit come out dressed as characters from their favorite movies.

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Another "A" word

News Service Mar. 5, 2006, 7:41am

Atrazine has one of those menacing monikers suffered by most obscure chemicals.

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Schaefer Water worker cries foul after discharge

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 6, 2006, 5:29am

Ronald Howard filed a retaliatory discharge suit against Schaefer Water Centers in Millstadt claiming he was fired after filing a workers' compensation claim.

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Monday, March 13

News Service Mar. 6, 2006, 5:35am

9 a.m.

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Tuesday, March 14

News Service Mar. 6, 2006, 5:36am

10 a.m.

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March 6-10

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 6, 2006, 5:48am

Abbott Labs

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Jail food service contractor claims injuries from iron gate

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 6, 2006, 6:04am

St. Clair County Jail A food contractor at the St. Clair County Jail filed a personal injury suit against the county claiming an iron gate at the jail closed on her.

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