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Asbestos Motion Docket: Friday, Aug. 10

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 1, 2007, 5:00am

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$1 million lucky raffle drawn at Glen Carbon Casey's

News Service Aug. 1, 2007, 6:59am

Someone who purchased an Illinois Lottery raffle ticket at the Casey's General Store in Glen Carbon, 70 W. Main St., is the lucky winner of $1 million.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 1, 2007, 8:19am

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Thursday, Aug. 9

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 1, 2007, 8:22am

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Mar Ka Nursing Home resident claims assault, battery and robbery

Ann Knef Aug. 1, 2007, 8:40am

A resident of a Mascoutah nursing home claims she was assaulted, battered and robbed of her wedding ring, according to a lawsuit filed July 27 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Friday, Aug. 10

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 1, 2007, 8:51am

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Keeley & Sons, driver named in wrongful death complaint

Ann Knef Aug. 1, 2007, 9:12am

Joyell Lindley filed a wrongful death complaint against Keeley & Sons and its truck driver Larry J. Benesh over a fatal accident last year that claimed her father's life.

Verett sued by Yellow Book over $17k in unpaid advertising

Steve Gonzalez and Steve Korris Aug. 1, 2007, 10:00am

An Edwardsville attorney who is fighting for hundreds of thousands of dollars in a personal injury claim against a local pizzeria and police officer is being sued by Yellow Book for failing to pay more than $17,000 in advertising costs.

Tower climber's estate files wrongful death complaint

Ann Knef Aug. 1, 2007, 11:22am

A wrongful death suit filed on behalf of Daniel Arnold of Alton, killed two years ago in a fall from a from a tower being erected in Butler County, Mo., claims a safety harness manufactured by Klein Tools, Inc. was defectively designed.

Plaintiff Tillery sues for slip and fall on melted ice

Ann Knef Aug. 1, 2007, 11:29am

Shop N' Save and Metro Ice are in hot water over melted ice that allegedly injured a Jerseyville shopper.

State Farm sued in stolen car claim

Ann Knef Aug. 1, 2007, 11:49am

A St. Clair County plaintiff is seeking in excess of $100,000 from State Farm Insurance alleging a theft claim involving his 2003 Dodge Stratus has gone unpaid.

Legal foundation discusses public nuisance suits

John O'Brien Aug. 2, 2007, 9:58am

Victor Schwartz WASHINGTON, D.C. - The past, present and future of public nuisance claims were all part of a discussion broadcasted Thursday by the Washington Legal Foundation.

Lakins prefer that flaky Ford case pass the Judge Kardis litmus test

Steve Korris Aug. 2, 2007, 10:31am

Retired Judge Kardis Lakin Law Firm attorneys want Madison County Associate Judge Richard Tognarelli to run a national class action trial against Ford Motor Company the way retired Circuit Judge Philip Kardis would have run it.

Seroquel suit claims 'so much' is poured into marketing and away from research

Ann Knef Aug. 2, 2007, 12:11pm

John Driscoll A drug used to treat schizophrenia and acute manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, is in the crosshairs of St. Louis attorney John Driscoll of Brown & Crouppen.

Forum battle in attorneys' war is for judge to figure out

Steve Korris Aug. 2, 2007, 12:48pm

Brad Lakin Now that the Lakin Law Firm has sued Chicago attorneys in Madison County and Chicago attorneys have sued the Lakins in Cook County, somebody has to figure out who sued first.

Stack severing and sending off Vioxx claims that don't belong in Madison County

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 2, 2007, 1:00pm

Daniel Stack Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack continues to make it clear that Vioxx plaintiffs must live in-county. For if out-of-towners want their cases to remain in his court they had better have compelling reasons.

Lakin's arraignment postponed two weeks; set Aug. 27

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 2, 2007, 3:00pm

Tom Lakin Tom Lakin's arraignment that had been set for Aug. 3, has been postponed until Aug. 27 in Benton.

iPhone taken on by experienced class action litigator

Jesse Ammerman Aug. 3, 2007, 6:00am

Less than a month after Apple released its iPhone, an attorney well-versed in products liability class actions filed an action over the product in Cook County.

Mob Rule: Family secrets and Springfield budgets

Dan Proft Aug. 4, 2007, 2:00am

There are two community theater-quality dramas approaching their respective denouements.

Jury Reform: More pay and get people who care

Ed Murnane Aug. 4, 2007, 7:00am

Madeline Byrne was a bit surprised -- and not happy -- when she received her summons to report for jury duty in Sanford, N.C.