Plaintiff wants expedited trial in armored car crash wrongful death case

Amelia Flood Mar. 16, 2011, 8:27am


A woman suing the armored car company that she claims was responsible for her husband's 2010 death in a burning car accident wants a speedy trial.

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge is set to hear the plea filed by Vicki Painter at 9 a.m. on March 18.

The plaintiff's motion to expedite her trial setting is not yet available in the case file.

Notice of the hearing is found in the file and the case's docket sheet.

Vicki Painter is suing on her own behalf and as the administrator of her husband, James Painter's estate.

The plaintiff is suing Garda CL Great Lakes Inc., doing business as Garda Cash Logistics and its Canadian parent company, Garda World Security Corp., along with Garda driver James Adair of Troy.

The plaintiff, of Teutopolis, Ill., alleges that Adair crossed the center line along Highway 16 near Windsor and collided with the car James Painter was driving on Nov. 1, 2010.

James Painter survived the collision, according to his wife's complaint, but died subsequently when he was trapped in the car which had caught on fire.

Adair was allegedly driving one of his employer's armored cars as part of his duties at the time of the accident.

His wife is seeking damages in excess of $75,000, costs and other relief.

On Nov. 19, 2010, then-Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack ordered that Garda preserve the armored car involved in the collision.

Mudge took over the case following Stack's retirement in December of last year.

John Carey of St. Louis represents the plaintiff.

Anthony Goldner represents Garda Cash Logistics.

Courtney Wylie represents its parent company and Adair.

The case is Madison case number 10-L-1146.

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