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New employee at Heneghan and Associates, P.C.

The Madison County Record Feb. 1, 2008, 2:35am

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Lakin required to put $325k in escrow for East Alton home

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 1, 2008, 4:58am

Tom Lakin Thomas Lakin has brokered a deal with federal prosecutors that calls for him to place $325,000 into an interest bearing escrow account for possible forfeiture in connection with allegations he gave women cocaine to have sex with a minor boy.

Wrongful death complaint filed against Cassens

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 1, 2008, 5:00am

The estate of Mildred Hoots filed a wrongful death suit against Cassens Transport Company and its employee in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 29, alleging their negligence led to Hootss death.

Fairview Heights wants to stand up for 'ignorant' and 'neglectful' cities in class action

Steve Korris Feb. 1, 2008, 5:59am

Fairview Heights Mayor Gail Mitchell EAST ST. LOUIS – Fairview Heights must represent other Illinois cities in a class action against online travel companies because ignorance and neglect have kept the other cities from suing on their own, Fairview Heights argues in federal court.

Primary Colors...Will Tuesday really be Super?

John J. Hopkins Feb. 2, 2008, 5:15am

Hopkins The vast, vast majority of Americans have not had the opportunity to express their desires, the chance snatched away by an unrepresentative group of farmers in Iowa, cooks in Nevada or retirees in Florida.

Tillery gets his

The Madison County Record Feb. 3, 2008, 9:00am

Plaintiff's lawyer Stephen Tillery practices law with a straight face while laughing all the way to the bank.

Taco Bell customer claims severe injuries from falling

Ann Knef Feb. 4, 2008, 7:29am

A customer of the O'Fallon Taco Bell restaurant clainms she tripped on a turned up and puckered rug, fell through an exit way and then fell again on a slippery substance on an outside curb June 3, 2006.

Lawyer sues Virgin Island resort and casino for failing to pay $5.15 million jackpot

Ann Knef Feb. 4, 2008, 7:52am

Alvin Paulson is suing a Virgin Islands resort and casino in St. Clair County Circuit Court for failing to pay a $5.15 million jackpot he won from a slot machine.

Roofer sues Wagner and Holland for 40-foot fall through roof

Ann Knef Feb. 5, 2008, 3:00am

A roofer who fell 40 feet from atop a building under construction in Belleville is suing Wagner Buick Pontiac GMC and Holland Construction Services for severe injuries.

Insured says State Farm denied claim based on race

Ann Knef Feb. 5, 2008, 3:45am

Roderick Richards alleges State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. is denying his auto fire loss claim because of his race.

Arm had to be amputated, med mal claim alleges

Ann Knef Feb. 5, 2008, 4:20am

Gerald Heck claims his right arm had to be amputated below the elbow due to medical negligence, according to a suit filed Jan. 31 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Heck's treating physicians.

Landshire sued for delivery driver's slip on icy accumulations

Ann Knef Feb. 5, 2008, 4:22am

Kenneth M. Wilkerson of Clinton County, an employee of Holtgrave Distributing, is suing Landshire Inc. of Belleville for "icy accumulations" at a delivery site in Sharonville, Ohio.

Martorelli's sued for $533k in broken lease agreement

Ann Knef Feb. 5, 2008, 5:23am

The owner of a building occupied briefly by restaurant/bar Martorelli's in Fairview Heights is seeking in excess of $533,856.36 from Double D Restaurants and guarantor Daniel F. Martorelli for defaulting on a lease.

Mascoutah day care center sued for child's injury

Ann Knef Feb. 5, 2008, 7:39am

Steven and Joan Pritchett allege their son suffered a severe brain injury while attending a Mascoutah day care center, according to a suit filed Jan. 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

SimmonsCoopers' newest MC asbestos claims are out-of-staters

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 5, 2008, 10:24am

What do mesothelioma victims from Texas, Georgia, and Ohio have in common?

Tally begins in appellate court race

Ann Knef Feb. 5, 2008, 2:00pm

With approximately 30 percent of precincts reporting in the Fifth Judicial District's 37 counties, Judge James Wexstten shows a lead over opponent Judy Cates, 52% to 48%.

Wexstten up overall in 37-county district; Cates leads in Madison County

Ann Knef Feb. 5, 2008, 2:57pm

With approximately 85 percent of precincts reporting in the Fifth Judicial District's 37 counties, Judge James Wexstten is leading opponent Judy Cates, 54% to 46%.

Wexstten defeats Cates 53%-47%

Ann Knef Feb. 5, 2008, 4:33pm

James Wexstten fended off rival Democrat Judy Cates to retain his seat as appellate judge of the Fifth Judicial District.

Trackman claims repetitive traumas in FELA complaint

Ann Knef Feb. 6, 2008, 5:00am

Dwight V. Brewer, a bridge and building trackman for CSX Transportation since 1972, filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court Feb. 1.

Zyprexa targeted again in St. Clair County

Ann Knef Feb. 6, 2008, 5:49am

Thirty-six plaintiffs from across the country have joined in a St. Clair County lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Co. claiming they were diagnosed with diabetes or related illness while taking the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa.