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CMC reset in Madison County benzene case

Christina Stueve Jun. 1, 2012, 2:25am

Wagner Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on Wednesday reset a case management conference to July 25 in a man's lawsuit against more than 60 defendant companies claiming he was exposed to benzene while working as a pipefitter from 1970-2008. Because of his exposure, he developed acute myelogenous leukemia and was diagnosed with cancer, he claims.

Hylla sets deadlines in benzene case involving family of Bethalto woman

Christina Stueve Jun. 1, 2012, 2:55am

Hylla Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on Tuesday set deadlines in a lawsuit filed over a Bethalto woman's leukemia death against two Roxana oil refineries.

Hylla dismisses Madison County woman's benzene suit

Christina Stueve Jun. 1, 2012, 3:10am

Bauman Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on Tuesday dismissed an almost four-year-old Madison County benzene case following a notice of dismissal filed by the plaintiff May 24.

The Jesse Jackson of trial attorneys

The Madison County Record Jun. 2, 2012, 7:33am

Is Stephen Tillery the Jesse Jackson of trial attorneys? It sure looks that way.

Madison County Civil Docket : 6/11 - 6/15/2012

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 4, 2012, 5:19am

Monday, June 11

Woman claims Fairview Heights cops beat her

Kelly Holleran Jun. 4, 2012, 5:54am

A St. Clair County woman claims two Fairview Heights police officers wrongly beat her and pepper sprayed her as she was sitting in her hotel room.

Madison County Abestos Jury Docket: 6/11/2012

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 5, 2012, 5:00am

Monday, June 11

Madison County Abestos Motion Docket: 6/11 - 6/15/2012

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 5, 2012, 5:39am

Monday, June 11

Fifth District rules for Norfolk Southern in latent injury claim; Plaintiff loses on statute of limitations

Sarah Zavala Jun. 5, 2012, 7:35am

Stewart Norfolk Southern Railway is not liable for a worker's knee injuries after an appellate court ruled that the statute of limitations had expired by the time the man filed.

Trial lawyer's group will install Belleville lawyer as new president

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 5, 2012, 11:36am

Shevlin A longtime Belleville lawyer will soon take over the helm of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Belleville property owner sues State Farm claiming it underpaid East Main fire loss

Kelly Holleran Jun. 5, 2012, 4:13pm

Livingston The owner of two pieces of Belleville property, each worth more than $500,000, claims his insurance company has failed to pay him proper costs after a fire destroyed the buildings.

Metro Ice sued by landlord over damaged property

Kelly Holleran Jun. 5, 2012, 4:21pm

Bartholomew The owner of a St. Clair County property has filed suit against the company that leased his premises, claiming they destroyed the property and failed to pay for the damages they caused to it.

Campground owners claim they were attacked by drunk campers

Kelly Holleran Jun. 5, 2012, 5:00pm

The owners of a campground claim they were attacked by a group of drunken revelers after the owners had attempted to kick them off their property.

Family sues Gateway Regional claiming it hid evidence of attack

Kelly Holleran Jun. 6, 2012, 1:45am

Marcus The mother of a minor child claims her son was raped while at a behavioral health treatment facility. After the incident, the facility allegedly attempted to conceal the event by eradicating the evidence, the mother claims.

Gateway Classic Cars sues former VP and sales executive

Kelly Holleran Jun. 6, 2012, 1:58am

Gateway Classic Cars has filed suit against its former vice president and director of sales, alleging they stole significant amounts of money from the company in order to start their own business.

Real estate transactions: June 13

The Madison County Record Jun. 6, 2012, 5:23am

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Chapman dismisses four proposed class actions over cities' tow fee ordinances

Ann Maher Jun. 6, 2012, 7:25am

Holland Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman has dismissed without prejudice four proposed class actions that challenged the constitutionality of tow fee ordinances adopted by the cities of Alton, Collinsville, Edwardsville and Granite City.

Dunstan will make interim Circuit Clerk appointment on June 20

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 6, 2012, 7:36am

Dunstan Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan said today that he will appoint an interim Circuit Clerk later this month.

Supreme Court increases attorney registration fee to boost legal aid funding

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 6, 2012, 10:57am

Attorneys will now have to pay an additional $53 a year to practice law in Illinois.

Wrongful death trial involving Rosewood Care Center continued

Ann Maher Jun. 6, 2012, 12:36pm

Hylla Jurors were picked and voir dire was completed, but a Madison County wrongful death trial involving Rosewood Care Center was continued Tuesday at the request of both parties, according to presiding Circuit Judge Dave Hylla.