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Home of the Big Elwood in court

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 15, 2004, 6:23am

Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, an Alton hot spot known for its Big Elwood and ice cold beer, is facing big legal problems in Madison County for its involvement in a DUI-related accident.

Granite City woman sues Pfizer

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 15, 2004, 5:33am

Barbara Mihalich of Granite City filed a class action lawsuit against Pfizer on Friday alleging the drug maker violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

New Lawsuits: Friday Nov 12

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 15, 2004, 5:28am

From the Courthouse:

Wrongful death suits seeks $300k

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 15, 2004, 4:01am

Seeking more than $300,000 in damages, Tammy Kent Delcourt of Mississippi, as special administrator to the estate of Christopher J. Kent, is suing those who came in contact with the Normal man after he had already been involved in a roll-over crash.

Shower stool accident leads to $100k-plus suit

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 15, 2004, 3:40am

A woman who fell off a shower stool is suing the manufacturer and the business that sold it to her for more than $100,000, alleging the stool was defective.

This week in History

The Madison County Record Nov. 15, 2004, 1:27am

11/23/95-- Dorothea Beck, 68, is accused of beating her twin sister Mary to death in their Alton home. Madison County State's Attorney Bill Haine, a neighbor of the Becks, describes the case as "bizarre and shocking. Dorothea would be charged a month later with first-degree murder. Beck died this past August at age 77.

Is FDA a rubber stamp?

The Madison County Record Nov. 14, 2004, 2:46am

To the Editor:

Just the facts

The Madison County Record Nov. 14, 2004, 12:01am

Taking in oral arguments in Philip Morris’ appeal of its now famous Price verdict at the Illinois Supreme Court, it was easy to find oneself mesmerized by the questions of the moment.

Still Smokin'

The Madison County Record Nov. 13, 2004, 9:28pm

Byron Conspiracy Theory... Sue Everybody!... Short Court... Kugler writes a record.

Asbestos Jury Docket: Week of Nov 15

Carrie Gonzalez Nov. 13, 2004, 7:00pm

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Asbestos Motion Docket: Week of Nov 15

Carrie Gonzalez Nov. 13, 2004, 7:00pm

Monday, November 15th, 2004

This Was More Than A Referendum On Medical Malpractice Reform

Ed Murnane Nov. 13, 2004, 2:40am

Illinois doctors and hospitals, who rose to a higher level of political support and activity than has been seen in many years, perhaps ever, can be forgiven if they portray last Tuesday's Supreme Court election as a "referendum on medical malpractice." Even some Southern Illinois political leaders have described the historic election that way.

Nov 15-19

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 12, 2004, 7:00pm

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Mihalich, Barbara vs. Pfizer Inc.

The Madison County Record Nov. 12, 2004, 4:31am

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$10.1 billion drama plays in Illinois high court

Ann Knef Nov. 11, 2004, 9:12am

Plaintiff's attorney Joseph Power engages reporters after oral arguments were heard by five of seven Illoinois Supreme Court justices. One of the most compelling news stories to be found anywhere in America unfolded Wednesday before the Illinois Supreme Court.

Excerpts: Defendant's oral arguments in Price v. Phillip Morris appeal

The Madison County Record Nov. 11, 2004, 8:07am

Former Illinois Governor James R. Thompson argued on behalf of Phillip Morris. On behalf of Phillip Morris, former Illinois Governor James Thompson argued that the $10.1 billion judgement against the tobacco company should be reversed and entered for the defendant. The following are excerpts of Thompson's testimony.

Doctor sues lawyer for legal malpractice

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 11, 2004, 5:39am

Dr. Ursula Thatch and Progressive Health Care for Women filed a breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice suit against her former attorney Timothy S. Richards and the law firm of Neville, Richards, & Wuller on Nov. 10 in Madison Counties Civil Division. She is seeking more than $100,000 in damages.

Excerpts: Plaintiff's oral arguments in Price v. Phillip Morris appeal

The Madison County Record Nov. 11, 2004, 2:37am

Stephen Swedlow, plaintiff's attorney:

Drug maker gets double dose of new suits

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 10, 2004, 8:28pm

The maker of Vioxx, Merck & Co., was hit hard in Madison County Court Wednesday. On top of another Vioxx class action suit (see related story), the pharmaceutical was the subject of a product liability suit filed by John and Ann Haderlein on behalf of their son, Eric.

Friday Nov 19

The Madison County Record Nov. 10, 2004, 7:00pm

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