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Man claims injuries in Godfrey accident

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 2:28am

A man involved in a Godfrey accident has filed suit in Madison County.

American Bottoms Outpost files breach of contract suit over land dispute

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 2:36am

American Bottoms Outpost has filed a breach of contract suit, claiming it could not purchase or lease more than 300 acres after a contract was breached.

River seaman sues barge company over work-related back injuries

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 2:42am

A Mississippi River seaman who was injured while working on a barge wants his employer to pay damages.

Couple sues over injuries in Williamson County accident

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 2:46am

A couple involved in a Williamson County accident have filed suit in Madison County over injuries they allegedly sustained.

Dodge Ram driver claims injuries in rear-end collision

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 5:49am

A driver of a Dodge Ram truck is suing over injuries he sustained in a rear-end collision.

Diggers Dugout responsible for patron's knock-down, suit claims

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 6:00am

A Worden bar is being sued by a woman over injuries the woman sustained after she says two other women beat her at the bar.

Plaintiff claims injuries in Briar Cliff Road accident

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 6:00am

A Madison County plaintiff alleges she received neck and back injuries after another driver collided with her.

Construction worker's electrocution death is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 6:46am

A Marine woman says her son died after he was electrocuted while working under contract for Forrest Lerch Enterprises.

Trial lawyers seek to recession-proof their practices

Chris Rizo Apr. 1, 2009, 7:17am

Frank WASHINGTON - Even trial attorneys are not immune from the historic economic crisis hammering the United States, legal observers said.

13 new asbestos claims filed in Madison County March 23-27

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 8:34am

Gori A total of 13 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of March 23 through March 27.

Glen Carbon collision is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 9:21am

A Glen Carbon man has filed suit alleging he was injured in an auto accident.

Case closed: Last defendant Orbitz dismissed by Fairview Heights

Steve Korris Apr. 1, 2009, 10:39am

Burke EAST ST. LOUIS - Fairview Heights has abandoned a federal suit that would have held online travel companies liable for municipal taxes on rooms they booked.

Jones adds William D. Stiehl, Jr. to defense team

Ann Knef Apr. 1, 2009, 11:43am

Attorney William D. Stiehl, Jr. of Belleville has been added to Rick Jones legal defense team.

Asbestos screener abandoned 'legitimacy for lawlessness,' defendant writes

Steve Korris Apr. 2, 2009, 12:59am

Herrick PHILADELPHIA - Motley Rice law firm implores U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno not to turn asbestos litigation into an investigation of false X-ray reports.

Clerk Costa to retire from Fifth District

Ann Knef Apr. 2, 2009, 6:36am

Justice Karmeier Louis Costa, clerk of the Fifth District Appellate Court, is retiring June 30 after more than 20 years on the job.

Dermatology practice named in med mal suit

Kelly Holleran Apr. 2, 2009, 7:20am

A Collinsville woman has filed suit against Gregory and Musick Dermatology and one of its doctors, alleging her basal cell carcinoma went undiagnosed.

Illinois Supreme Court rules in Kubota case: Promissory estoppel is cause of action

Kelly Holleran Apr. 2, 2009, 7:35am

Garman The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed the appellate court's and Fayette County Circuit Court's judgments that say a dealership is not allowed to sue a tractor company on the basis of promissory estoppel.

State Farm sues McFadden Construction over homeowner's $900k wind damage

Kelly Holleran Apr. 2, 2009, 8:00am

State Farm Fire and Casualty is suing McFadden Construction after it had to pay an O'Fallon homeowner's $900,000 wind damage claim.

ICJL proposes non-partisan judicial elections

Ann Knef Apr. 2, 2009, 12:33pm

Murnane In a state which holds the record for the most expensive supreme court race ever held in America, the call for non-partisan, publicly financed judicial elections is on.

Supreme Court hearing sheds light on tenuous nature of asbestos trusts

The Madison County Record Apr. 2, 2009, 2:00pm

Justice Stevens A relatively odd dust-up between two different insurance defense lawyers embroiled in mutli-million dollar asbestos lawsuits lay at the center of a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.