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Flaky Ford plaintiff settles de-certified case as individual

Steve Korris Jan. 1, 2009, 1:23am

Tognarelli Lakin Law Firm client Daniel Schopp, who led a colossal Madison County class action against Ford Motor Company, has settled his suit as an individual.

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Railroad helper sues Union Pacific over torn remote vest

Kelly Holleran Jan. 2, 2009, 1:22am

John Schulte has filed suit against Alton and Southern Railway Company and Union Pacific Railroad Company, alleging he was injured while working for the companies.

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'Peace of mind' case against H&R Block remanded to Madison County

Steve Korris Jan. 2, 2009, 1:29am

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan has remanded a Lakin Law Firm class action against H & R Block Tax Services to Madison County.

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Legal malpractice case offers glimpse of asbestos settlements

Steve Korris Jan. 2, 2009, 6:15am

Judge Crowder Asbestos lawyer John Simmons, facing trial on a widow's malpractice claim, boasts that he obtained $100,000 from W.R. Grace & Co. after the statute of limitations ran out, plus $214,000 from other businesses despite "sketchy product identification."

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Country Mutual sues driver over payout to its insured

Kelly Holleran Jan. 2, 2009, 8:13am

Country Mutual Insurance Company has filed suit against Norman L. Cambron, alleging it was forced to pay medical bills of one of its insured clients after he got into a collision with Cambron.

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13 new asbestos claims filed in Madison County Dec. 22-26

Kelly Holleran Jan. 2, 2009, 8:18am

A total of 13 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County during the week of Dec. 22 through Dec. 26.

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Commerce Bank seeks repayment on promissory note

Kelly Holleran Jan. 2, 2009, 8:36am

Commerce Bank has filed suit against CSS and four individuals, claiming they did not pay the full amount due on a promissory note.

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Attorney Brian Lambert joins Sivia as associate

News Service Jan. 2, 2009, 8:40am

Attorney Brian J. Lambert joined the law firm of Sivia Business & Legal Services, P.C. on Jan. 2 as an associate.

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Impeach Jesse White?

News Service Jan. 2, 2009, 10:31am

As a follow up to previous statements this writer has made regarding events in Illinois, it appears very clear there have been three official government actions so far, two of which are in accordance with the law and one of which is not.

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Land of Lincoln is 'Land of Lawsuit Abuse'

Travis Akin Jan. 4, 2009, 4:57am

Akin For those of us living in Illinois, the arrest of Governor Rod Blagojevich was hardly surprising. After all, Illinois has a long history of indicting governors.

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Christianity and New Year's

Marshall Swing Jan. 4, 2009, 5:50am

We all celebrate the New Year, but how many know the history of the celebration?

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Woman claims injuries from accident with tractor trailer

Kelly Holleran Jan. 5, 2009, 4:55am

A Wisconsin woman is alleging serious injuries after being involved in an accident with a tractor trailer nearly two years ago on Interstate 55/70.

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Target is new target of cold medicine class action

Kelly Holleran Jan. 5, 2009, 5:12am

A class action lawsuit filed in St. Clair County on Dec. 31 alleges Target engaged in unfair and deceptive practices designed to mislead the public when marketing its "Immunity Supplement" products.

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Memorial, SLU and doctor sued over child's cerebral palsy

Kelly Holleran Jan. 5, 2009, 6:34am

An O'Fallon woman has filed suit against Memorial Hospital, St. Louis University and one of their doctors, alleging her daughter has cerebral palsy and other problems because of the doctor's negligence.

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Cougar-Hog accident ends in lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Jan. 5, 2009, 6:46am

Ronald S. Shuhayda has filed suit against Teresa M. Edwards, alleging he was seriously injured after her Mercury Cougar collided with his Harley Davidson.

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Surgeon failed to remove clamp before closing, suit says

Kelly Holleran Jan. 5, 2009, 6:49am

David and Geri Kutz have filed suit against Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates, St. Elizabeth's Hospital of The Hospital Sister of the Third Order of St. Francis and one of their doctors and nurses, alleging David had a delayed surgical recovery because of the doctor's and nurse's mistake.

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Woman claims doctor's alleged negligence caused husband's suicide

Kelly Holleran Jan. 5, 2009, 6:59am

A Madison County woman has filed suit against a Collinsville doctor, alleging her husband committed suicide because the doctor did not properly treat him.

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Man claims injuries in accident

Kelly Holleran Jan. 5, 2009, 8:43am

Rajendra Patel has filed suit against Chelsea Gassett, alleging he was injured after a collision.

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Shultz admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

News Service Jan. 5, 2009, 9:00am

Shultz Robert H. "Barney" Shultz, Jr., the managing partner of the Edwardsville office of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

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