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Crossroads of Prosperity?

News Service Aug. 2, 2009, 2:00am

Most politicians like to brag when a trial verdict or settlement goes in their favor.

Stepparent adoptions governed by Illinois law

News Service Aug. 2, 2009, 2:57am

A stepparent adoption is one in which the spouse of a child's custodial parent adopts that child.

S.C. Johnson moves to vacate order in Buske divorce

Amelia Flood Aug. 3, 2009, 3:32am

Attorneys for S.C. Johnson and Sons Inc. are asking a Madison County judge to finish work the appellate court started when it threw out an order barring the company from collecting on a $203 million Wisconsin judgment against Edwardsville trucking firm owner Thomas Buske.

Still no verdict in Edwardsville lawyer's dispute with contractor

Amelia Flood Aug. 3, 2009, 3:44am

No verdict has been entered yet in the non-jury trial of a dispute between an Edwardsville attorney and the contracting company he hired to build retaining walls around his home.

Parking lot accident in Swansea results in suit

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 9:10am

A woman and her husband claim a driver backed into the woman while he was attempting to leave a parking lot.

Neck, back and hand injuries claimed in suit

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 9:13am

A St. Clair County woman has filed suit against the driver who she says pulled into oncoming traffic and struck the front of her vehicle.

Mother of ESL shooting victim sues city, police chief and officer

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 9:15am

The mother of a deceased man has filed suit against the city of East St. Louis, one of its police officers and the chief of police, alleging her son died after he was shot by an East St. Louis officer.

New Athens woman sues over auto accident injuries

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 9:45am

A New Athens woman is alleging she was injured after the driver of the car in which she was riding lost control and caused the vehicle to roll down an embankment.

Promissory note unpaid, lawsuit claims

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 9:49am

The holder of a promissory note claim the entity that owes money under the terms of the note has failed to make monthly payments.

Inmate claims St. Clair County correctional officers attacked him

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 9:59am

A man who says he was attacked by correctional officers at the St. Clair County Jail has filed suit against nine of the officers.

Landlord sues tenant for unpaid rent, premises damage

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 10:00am

A St. Clair County woman has failed to make payments to her landlord and has damaged the rental premises, her landlord claims in a civil suit.

ESL high school football player sues district over stroke, coma

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 10:00am

The mother of an East St. Louis High School football player has filed suit against East St. Louis School District 189 and East St. Louis Senior High School and its football coach, alleging her son suffered several strokes and was in a coma for two weeks because of the coach's alleged harsh treatment of his players and the inappropriate equipment the players wore.

Governor French Academy sues company over copier/printer leases

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 12:00pm

A St. Clair County company claims another business should have known of a man's attempts to fraud the St. Clair County company out of money.

Sauget residents file sixth PCB lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2009, 1:57pm

One more group of Illinois residents who live in or near Sauget have filed a separate lawsuit over the release of various hazardous substances they claim have created a severe health risk and have contaminated their properties.

Appellate court upholds dismissal of Cueto v. The Record

Steve Korris Aug. 4, 2009, 9:00am

Cueto MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court ruled on July 27 that the complaint of disbarred lawyer Amiel Cueto against the Madison County Record was properly dismissed.

Surgeon sues Greensfelder firm in St. Clair County

Kelly Holleran Aug. 4, 2009, 9:45am

A doctor and president of Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates has filed suit against the law firm Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, alleging attorneys at the firm used knowledge from serving as prior general counsel to CSA to the company's disadvantage in a lawsuit against it.

Lawyer sues former partner over compensation, sexual harassment

Kelly Holleran Aug. 4, 2009, 11:25am

A local attorney claims a St. Louis lawyer and his law firm sexually discriminated against her when they allegedly refused to pay her about $300,000 in promised compensation in exchange for work she performed as a partner in the firm.

Alton accident caused injuries, suit claims

Kelly Holleran Aug. 4, 2009, 11:36am

A Madison County woman has filed suit against two men and one of the men's employers, alleging she was seriously injured after the driver of the car in which she was riding was involved in a collision.

Custom motorcycle totaled in accident, owner claims

Kelly Holleran Aug. 4, 2009, 11:40am

A man claims his custom motorcycle was destroyed after the driver of a 2001 Dodge Caravan failed to stop at a red light and crashed into him.

Route 111 rear-end accident is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran Aug. 4, 2009, 11:43am

A man who says his neck and shoulder were injured in an accident has filed suit against the driver who he says rear-ended him.