New Lawsuits: Wednesday Feb. 23

Heather Anderson Feb. 24, 2005, 11:22am

Rodney Van Huss v. Nathan D. Yates and Stephanie Bess
J-Kardis; PA-Earl W. Hubbs

  • Van Huss is seeking at least $100,000 in damages due to injuries stemming from an automobile accident that occurred in Macoupin County on Jun. 30, 2003. The plaintiff alleges Yates, of Madison County and operating a vehicle owned by Bess, did not own a valid driver's license at the time of the crash.
    05 L 219

    Norieko Johnson and Vanessa Hill v. Jack-In-The-Box and Jessie Yates
    J-Moran; PA-Lance R. Mallon
  • On Feb. 25, 2004, Johnson and Hill allege while eating at the Edwardsville Jack-In-The-Box, they were confronted by Yates, an employee, and called a racial slur. The plaintiffs claim emotional distress and see monetary damages plus all costs, charging that Jack-In-The-Box negligently hired employees insensitive to black customers.
    05 L 220

    Michael Ridenhour v. Jason Cosgrift
    J-Byron; PA-Samuel A. Mormino
  • Ridenour claims New Douglas resident Cosgrift maliciously and willfully struck him in the head, causing multiple injuries. Ridenhour is seeking at least $150,000 in compensatory damages and more than $50,000 in punitive damages; plus all costs.
    05 L 221

    Terry Hamby v. Taffy E. Hall
    J-Stack; PA-Doug Menenhall
  • Oct. 28, 2003, Hamby, claims while traveling in St. Charles County, Mo., Hall collided with the vehicle in which he was a passenger. The plaintiff seeks damages of at least $50,000 for injuries, medical bills, and lost income.
    05 L 222

    Ryan Winschief, as Executor of the Estate of Robert L. Winschief, Deceased v. Protestant Memorial Hospital et al. and Kurt Kloss, M.D. and Sultan Hayat, M.D. and Mohammad Vakassi, M.D. and Midwest Cardiology, P.C. et al
    J-Matoesian; PA- Robert D. Rowland
  • Winschief claims Memorial Hospital of Belleville and co-defendants failed to provide quality and appropriate care which led to the "wrongful death" of Robert Winschief. The plaintiff claims the decedent did not receive adequate medical diagnosis and treatment at Memorial Hospital and was transferred to Maryville Manor, where he died on Feb. 21, 2003. He is seeking damages of at least $500,000 for negligence.
    05 L 223

    Dennis Hagopian and Patsy Hagopian v. City of Granite City, a municipal Corporation, Jerry Wilson, individually, as an employee of Granite City, and as part owner of Triple J. Restorations, Inc., John Apperson, individually, as an employee of Granite City, and as part owner of Triple J. Restorations, Inc., Joe Perigan, individually, as an employee of Granite City, and as part owner of Triple J. Restorations, Inc. and Triple J. Restorations, Inc., and Mertzke Trucking & Excavating Company, Inc
    J-Byron; PA-Patrick R. Foley
  • The Hagopians claim on May 24, 2004, the City of Granite City without prior notice, trespassed on their property with the intent to demolish their Granite City home. The Hagopians allege the defendants and co-defendant fraudulently conspired to use the property for their own benefit. The plaintiffs seek at least $650,000 in punitive damages for malicious and fraudulent behavior; and further relief as the Court sees fit.
    05 L 224

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