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Cassens' foe scolded for wasting time

Steve Korris Sep. 1, 2006, 1:05am

Tom Maag Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack dropped Cassens & Sons auto dealership from a personal injury suit last week and scolded attorney Brian Wendler for naming the dealer as a defendant in his suits.


Truck's damages not figured by software program, insurer argues

Steve Korris Sep. 1, 2006, 8:04am

Five years after the Lakin Law Firm sued insurer AIG over the value of a wrecked truck, the firm still does not understand how AIG figured the value, according to AIG's latest brief.


The ghost of Tom Joad...a Labor Day saga

John J. Hopkins Sep. 3, 2006, 10:58am

The John Ford-directed classic "The Grapes of Wrath" is ranked 21st on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest films, and is one of my personal favorites.



News Service Sep. 4, 2006, 3:40am

Why doesn't he just say it?


Let freedom ring

News Service Sep. 4, 2006, 4:19am

Just because the pesky First Amendment trumped Granite City's attempt to squelch anti-abortion protesters in the city's annual Labor Day parade via a federal court order, doesn't mean freedom of expression triumphed for all.


Cueto's name is certified for November ballot

Ann Knef Sep. 5, 2006, 8:13am

Lloyd Cueto In eight weeks St. Clair County voters will decide whether to loosen a decades-old Democratic grip in the 20th Judicial Circuit.


Home owner claims insurer refuses to pay fire claim

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 6, 2006, 6:39am

Terry Lowe of Bethalto filed suit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance in Madison County Circuit Court Aug. 31, alleging the insurance company refused to pay a fire claim.


Stockyard death leads to lawsuit

Ann Knef Sep. 6, 2006, 6:49am

Seven defendants are accused of negligence in the workplace death of Roman Gomez, Jr., who was crushed to death two years ago in an East St. Louis rail stockyard.


Man sues his attacker

Ann Knef Sep. 6, 2006, 7:34am

Jeremy Smith claims he was beaten on his head, thrown onto a concrete floor and then blacked out in a lawsuit against his alleged assailant, Casey Baugh.


Woman sues boyfriend for hitting her while driving

Ann Knef Sep. 6, 2006, 7:45am

A St. Clair County woman is suing her boyfriend for punching her in the face while she was driving a car.


Security guard sues Madison cops for false imprisonment

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 6, 2006, 8:37am

An armed security guard arrested for impersonating an officer, unlawful use of weapons, unlawful use of a rotating red light and unlawful possession of a blackjack filed a 12-count suit against the City of Madison and two police officers alleging he was falsely imprisoned.


Med mal suit filed against St. Joseph's in Highland

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 6, 2006, 9:13am

St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland Elaine Cwiklowski filed a medical malpractice suit against St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland and Keith Thomae, M.D. in Madison County Circuit Court Aug. 30, seeking damages in excess of $150,000


Peoria neurosurgeon named in St. Clair County suit

Ann Knef Sep. 7, 2006, 1:57am

A Peoria neurosurgeon and his practice are subjects of a medical malpractice lawsuit filed Sept. 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.


Homeowners claim insurer not paying for tornado damage

Ann Knef Sep. 7, 2006, 2:52am

O'Fallon homeowners Kevin M. and Debbie J. Hazlett are suing Illinois Farmers Insurance Co. for refusing to pay a five-month-old tornado damage claim.


Bank seeks reimbursement for fraudulent check

Ann Knef Sep. 7, 2006, 5:12am

A New York bank is suing a Millstadt man and the Associated Bank branch in Fairview Heights for cashing a fraudulent $131,212.40 check.


Soccer for Fun sued in Madison County

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 7, 2006, 5:16am

A man injured at Soccer for Fun in Pontoon Beach filed suit claiming a wall and pole in the area he was using was not protected by rubber or some other protection device.


Construction company sues local contractor for unpaid balance

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 7, 2006, 5:18am

Boling Concrete Construction of Missouri filed suit against Osborn Development of Collinsville claiming it failed to pay for street construction in the Stonebridge subdivision.


Jack in the Box named in soda machine mishap

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 7, 2006, 5:25am

Patricia Heath filed a personal injury suit against Jack in the Box in Madison County Circuit Court Aug. 28, seeking damages in excess of $50,000 for injuries she sustained when slipping on water near the soda machine.