New Lawsuits: Wednesday, March 5

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 10, 2008, 12:54am

Kenneth Sheppard v. Von Alst Operating
J-Byron; PA-Chris Donohoo

  • Sheppard alleges he was unlawfully discharged on Feb. 6, after exercising his rights under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act after collecting total disability payments from June 20, 2007 until Sept. 13, 2007. Sheppard is seeking compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $50,000.
    08 L 185

    Regions Bank v. Justin Warren and Brian Koontz
    J-Stack; PA-Deborah Volmert
  • Regions alleges the defendants failed to make monthly payments on a $64,000 loan that was executed on Feb. 28, 2007. The bank is seeking $63,349.45 plus costs, attorney fees and interest at the rate of $15.62 per day.
    08 L 186

    Carol Granat, Individually and as Special Administrator of the Estate of James Granat, deceased v. Ashland Chemical Company
    J-Matoesian; PA-Ethan Flint
  • Granat's estate alleges he was exposed to benzene which caused him to develop Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia which lead to his death on Jan 17. The estate is seeking damages in excess of $400,000.
    08 L 187

    Donna Crain v. Ryan Fritsch
    J-Hylla; PA-Timothy Wiltsie
  • Crain claims she sustained serious injuries on March 7, 2006 when Fritsch allegedly collided with her on Illinois Route 159 in Fort Russell Township. Crain is seeking damages in excess of $50,000.
    08 L 188

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