New Lawsuits: Monday, March 24

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 24, 2008, 3:44pm

Violet Kavich, individually as Special Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Kavich deceased v. Air Products and Chemicals
J-Matoesian; PA- Richard L. Saville, Jr.

  • Kavich alleges her late husband was to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed benzene fumes he worked with and around which caused him to develop myelodysplastic syndrome which caused his death on July 7, 2007. Kavich is seeking damages in excess of $700,000.
    08 L 243

    David D. Schwierjohn and Irene L. Schwierjohn v. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
    J-Hylla; PA-Pro Se
  • The Schwierjohns allege the defendants placed their adoptive 16 year old daughter with her biological father who had given up his parental rights over ten years ago without a court order. They are seeking damages in excess of $3 million.
    08 L 244

    Heather Rose v. Michael Plumlee
    J-Crowder; PA-Richard Reed
  • Rose claims she sustained permanent injuries on April 23, 2007, while a passenger in Plumlee's vehicle when he rear-ended another vehicle at the intersection of Nameoki Road and Johnson Road in Granite City. Rose is seeking damages in excess of $50,000.
    08 L 245

    Safeland Inc. v. Cardinal Acres, Joel Copley and Catherine Dondanville
    J-Byron; PA-John Leskera
  • Safeland claims the defendants breached a Jan. 9, 2003, contract by failing to pay rent, failing to pay a pro-rata share of taxes, insurance and maintenance, failing to maintain the premises and failing to pay water and sewer costs. Safeland is seeking a judgment of $134,000 plus costs and attorney's fees.
    08 L 246

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