Dustin B. McCandless, a conductor who worked a year-and-a-half for Norfolk Southern Railroad, is suing the railroad for more than $50,000 alleging unsafe working conditions. McCandless claims he suffered serious injuries after he was assaulted in the Coapman Yard in East St. Louis on Sep. 12, 2004.
Janelle Adair v. Chad R. Whittman and Jerseyville Discount Carpets, Inc.
Fresh from the courthouse:
Neil B. Ford filed a wrongful death suit against Anderson Hospital, Legatus Emergency Services and Peter B. Malench, M.D. in Madison County Circuit Court on Jan. 21 claiming the hospital and its staff incorrectly diagnosed his daughter’s illness leading to her death.
Luke Myrick filed a Jones Act lawsuit Jan. 24 in Madison County Circuit Court alleging he was injured while working for Teco Barge Line of Metropolis.
Robert and Anna Boettcher filed a legal malpractice suit against Alton attorney Jeffrey Weishaupt seeking more than $50,000 in damages They claim Weishaupt's negligence caused their pending lawusit to be dismissed.
Tammy Spann of Wood River filed a dram shop lawsuit against American Legion Post 1167 in South Roxana Jan. 24 claiming she was severely and permanently injured after a drunken patron fell violently on her right side.
Friday's Madison County Law Division Filing's:
Karen Jackson filed suit Jan. 21 against Nicholas R. Troxell of East Alton seeking damages in excess of $50,000 for injuries she received in an auto accident.
Testifiying before the State Supreme Court's Rules Committee, Illinois State Bar Association President Oly Bly Pace, III conceded that Madison County's Circuit Court was the "gorilla" in the room.
The Bank of Edwardsville filed suit against Daniel Harms and Harms & Associates Jan. 21 seeking to collect on a default promissory note.
The Illinois Supreme Court overturned a May 28, 2002 ruling by Madison County Associate Judge Lewis Mallott in an insurance case where the plaintiff argued their payouts should be more because she had coverage for multiple vehicles, even though only one vehicle was involved in the accident.
Bradley Lakin doesn’t look so tough. But armed with a law degree, big firm backing, and a court’s favor, Lakin thinks he’s the Terminator.
Mike Pope Monday, Jan. 24 may prove to be a milestone in efforts to restore balance and consistency to the handling of class actions in Illinois.
Molly Alter v. Starbucks et.al. Defendants filed a motion to dismiss. Circuit Judge George Moran set a hearing on the motion for Feb. 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Famous footwear It's only fair. Do-gooder reformers hope to soon make Madison County’s heady class action days a memory. So why not etch them in stone forever by appropriately naming Madison County’s new Criminal Justice Center, set to open next month?
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US Attorney of the Southern District of Illinois Ronald J. Tenpas annouces charges handed down by the grand jury "Public office is a public trust, in turn public office confers on those who hold it, the highest obligations to obey the law," United States Attorney Ronald J. Tenpas stated as he announced the indictments of East St. Louis public officials on Jan. 21.
Madison County Administration Building Granite City filed suit against Madison County Jan. 20 seeking more than $50,000 for medical bills the county refused to pay for a worker with insurance coverage from both employers.
Frances Loftus, who took a tumble over "disrepaired" carpet where she worked at a Sears Portrait Studio in the Alton Square Mall, is seeking $50,000 in compensation for severe injuries she sustained.