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.
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.
From the Courthouse:
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.
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.
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.
To the Editor:
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.
Byron Conspiracy Theory... Sue Everybody!... Short Court... Kugler writes a record.
Monday, November 15th, 2004
Monday, November 15th, 2004
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Swedlow, plaintiff's attorney:
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.