Ruth sets case management conference for Feb. 1 in case against Quik Trip

Christina Stueve Dec. 21, 2011, 11:29am


Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on Dec. 14 set a case management conference for Feb. 1 in a suit against Quik Trip.

The case has previously been dismissed twice.

Plaintiff Lois Nelson is suing for damages in excess of $50,000 and other relief due to a broken leg she claims to have suffered when no one assisted her with a gas pump at an East Alton location.

Nelson is legally deaf. She claims she tripped over a gas line and broke her leg, due to the defendant's alleged negligence on Aug. 26, 2005.

Nelson did not appear at a hearing in July.

Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis allowed Nelson to re-file her suit earlier this year after hearing arguments that Nelson did not consent to her former attorney's dismissal.

Callis dismissed the 2007 case noting the statute of limitations had passed, but allowed a new one on the same claims to go forward.

James Parrot represented her in the 2007 suit that Callis dismissed.

Demetra Sotiriou and Korenhof McClynn represent Quik Trip.

Madison County case number 11-L-123.

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