New Lawsuits: Wednesday, Oct. 27
SimmonsCooper LLC ind. & on behalf v. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.Class Action: The complaint charges Gallagher with violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act as well as "breach of fiduciary duty and disgorgement." See our top story for more details.
J-Moran; PA-Stephen Tillery
04 L 1194
Emily Sykes v. Elizabeth M. Wicklund
J-Matoesian; PA-Thomas O Falb
Negligence: Sykes claims that while she was driving her 1999 Pontiac Grand Am on Dec. 22, 2003, Wicklund collided with her 1994 Mitsubishi Mirage at West St. Louis and Virginia, allegedly causing Sykes serious bodily injury. Sykes seeks damages in excess of $50,000.
04 L 1195
Hayden Powers v. Jason Bere, Dustin Snyders, Nickelshooters Inc. dba The Firehouse
J-Kardis; PA-Michael P. Glisson
Assault: Powers claims that without provocation Bere struck her in the head with a bottle causing serious injury while the two were at The Firehouse, located at 314 State Street in Alton. The three-count case also holds the Firehouse responsible under the dram shop provision. Powers is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 per count.
04 L 1196
Muriel Gossard v. QuikTrip
J-Byron; PA-Thomas C. Rich
Negligence: Gossard alleges that while she was a paying customer at the QuikTrip at 2159 Madison Ave in Granite City on Sept. 16, she fell in the parking lot due to uneven concrete causing severe injuries to her head, shoulders, and lower back. Gossard is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 for injuries sustained in the alleged fall.
04 L 1197
Maureen Robinson mother of Brandie Cottrell v. Dr John Petrovich, General Vascular Surgery
J-Moran; PA-John J. Hopkins
Wrongful Acts: Robinson alleges that her daughter, Brandie Cottrell, a minor, was admitted to Anderson Hospital on April 16 where Dr. Petrovich performed an “excision of nevi times seven.” He allegedly carelessly and negligently deviated from acceptable standards of medical practice when he transected the spinal accessory nerve, causing Brandie injuries. The complaint also states Brandie suffers from mental pain and suffering as a result of the defendant’s alleged negligence. Robinson is seeking damages in excess of $100,000.
04 L 1198
Dale C. Carroll, deceased, by his personal representative, Pamela Carroll, and Pamela Carroll, Special Administrator and personal representative of the Estate of Dale C. Carroll v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company
J-Matoesian; PA-Angel Vonbokel
Federal Employer’s Liability Act: Pamela Carroll alleges that Dale Carroll was employed by the defendant as a conductor at the Decatur Yard, when on Nov. 10, 2002, Dale suffered a fatal heart attack as a result of Norfolk’s alleged negligence in failing to provide Dale with a reasonable safe place to work. Carroll is seeking damages in excess of $100,000 adequate to fairly and reasonably compensate the decedent's widow and survivors for damages sustained.
04 L 1204
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