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Crowder elected to judicial board

Staff Reports Jun. 1, 2010, 6:29am

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has been elected to Board of Directors of the Illinois Judges Association.

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Malfunctioning traffic signal case against Alton settles

Amelia Flood Jun. 1, 2010, 6:29am

A suit stemming from a malfunctioning Alton traffic signal that caused a car accident has settled.

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Rear-end accident suit settles

Amelia Flood Jun. 1, 2010, 6:30am

A Wood River rear end accident case has settled.

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Rear-end accident suit trial pushed off, had been set Monday

Amelia Flood Jun. 1, 2010, 6:31am

A 2008 rear-end accident suit's Monday trial has been pushed off.

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Woman's injury suit after car stopped without parking settles

Amelia Flood Jun. 1, 2010, 6:32am

A negligence suit stemming from a car that rolled after its driver allegedly failed to put it in park after stopping has settled.

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Two honored as Partners in Peace

Staff Reports Jun. 1, 2010, 12:00pm

The Third Judicial Circuit has honored Bond County State's Attorney Chris Bauer and Ted Parker, the director of Group Interventions, as Partners in Peace.

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Ruth to hear attorney's plea to bow out of battery case against Wal-Mart

Amelia Flood Jun. 2, 2010, 3:20am

Ruth The attorney of a woman who was allegedly thrown to the ground while pregnant outside a Wal-Mart store is asking to bow out of the case.

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Crowder approves Raging Rivers settlement

Amelia Flood Jun. 2, 2010, 5:00am

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder approved a $30,000 settlement Wednesday morning between a local water park and a boy injured on one of its rides in 2006.

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Matoesian awards $99,000 in attorney's fees in nursing home suit

Amelia Flood Jun. 2, 2010, 7:12am

Matoesian The attorneys for the plaintiff in a 2004 negligence suit against an Alton nursing home took home $99,000 in fees Wednesday.

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Woman sues Caseyville nursing home over man's death

Kelly Holleran Jun. 3, 2010, 7:56am

BELLEVILLE -- A woman has filed suit against Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Caseyville Property, alleging a man died because of their staff's failure to adequately treat his decubitus ulcers.

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Former personal trainer sues Gold's Gym for sexual harassment

Kelly Holleran Jun. 3, 2010, 8:00am

BELLEVILLE -- A former personal trainer for Gold's Gym claims she endured sexual harassment during the five months she worked for the company before management terminated her because of her complaints.

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Children claim funeral home didn't prepare mother's body properly

Kelly Holleran Jun. 3, 2010, 8:00am

BELLEVILLE -- The two children of a deceased woman have filed suit against the funeral home that they claim failed to adequately prepare their mother's body for a funeral.

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Four people sue man for Shiloh traffic accident

Kelly Holleran Jun. 3, 2010, 8:00am

BELLEVILLE -- Four people have filed suit against the driver who they claim rear-ended the vehicle in which they were riding.

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Another woman claims Saline Township supervisor sexually harassed her

Kelly Holleran Jun. 3, 2010, 8:00am

EDWARDSVILLE -- Another Madison County woman has stepped forward, claiming a Saline Township supervisor attempted to elicit sexual favors from her in return for rent assistance.

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Young orders attorney to appear or face contempt of court charge in Venezia wrongful death suit

Amelia Flood Jun. 3, 2010, 8:39am

BELLEVILLE -- A St. Louis attorney has been ordered to appear in a St. Clair County court room later this month or be charged with contempt of court.

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Four plaintiffs sent back to home counties in Levaquin suit

Amelia Flood Jun. 3, 2010, 8:40am

EDWARDSVILLE -- Four of the five plaintiffs in a suit over tendon injuries allegedly caused by the drug Levaquin have been spun off from their 2009 Madison County case and sent back to their home counties.

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Law firm asks Crowder to reconsider bringing John Simmons, firm back into legal malpractice case

Amelia Flood Jun. 3, 2010, 8:40am

Simmons EDWARDSVILLE -- One of the law firms embroiled in a legal malpractice case brought by a former mesothelioma client is asking that a Madison County judge reconsider a previous order so another attorney could be brought back into the case after more than five years.

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Investment firm sues First Banks over interest claims

Kelly Holleran Jun. 3, 2010, 8:47am

EDWARDSVILLE -- An investment corporation has filed a putative class action lawsuit against a Madison County bank, alleging the bank misrepresented the amount of interest it charged on loans.

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Medicare soon to go after liability settlements

Steve Korris Jun. 4, 2010, 4:00am

WASHINGTON – By finally enforcing a law requiring the reporting of all injury payments, Medicare can begin getting reimbursed for payments made to individuals who later settled liability claims.

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Judge OKs investor settlements with Putnam, Janus, other funds

Steve Korris Jun. 4, 2010, 8:30am

BALTIMORE – Class action lawyer Stephen Tillery of St. Louis probably won't admit it, but class action litigation against mutual funds has ended.

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