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Body, mind and paintball at crosshairs

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 10, 2004, 1:49pm

The parents of a paintball accident victim are suing the shooter for more than $150,000, alleging the paint bullet caused great body and mind pain and anguish toward their son.

Vioxx maker hit with another class action

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 10, 2004, 12:09pm

Earl Gori of Madison County and Michael Elward of Wabash County, Ind. are the newest members of a growing class of litigants seeking damages from Merck & Co. over the company's marketing of the recently recalled pain reliever, Vioxx.

New lawsuits: Wednesday, Nov. 10

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 10, 2004, 11:36am

Fresh from the courthouse

Asbestos trust fund hopes rise post-election

Steve Stanek Nov. 10, 2004, 10:07am

Congressman John Shimkus Business groups are expressing cautious optimism about the chance to eliminate asbestos lawsuits, which have been a huge source of revenue for some Madison County trial lawyers and others around the country.

Thursday Nov 18

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Tuesday Nov 16

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Monday Nov 15

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Last Week In Court: Nov 1-5

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 10, 2004, 7:46am

Todd Morgan Ind. and on behalf v. Countrywide Home Loans

This week in History

The Madison County Record Nov. 10, 2004, 3:38am

11/20/01-- Madison County Circuit Judge Ann Callis sentenced John Derr to 30 years in prison for beating a Bethalto bar and restaurant manager to death in 1992. The case went unsolved for five years until Derr's ex-wife told police she saw him with the victim's bowling ring.

Janet Heflin named new associate in Madison County

Ann Knef Nov. 9, 2004, 10:22am

Janet Heflin Janet Heflin, an Edwardsville family law attorney, received at least five votes on a first ballot to become Madison County's newest Associate Judge.

New Lawsuits: Tuesday, Nov. 9

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 9, 2004, 9:59am

Fresh from the courthouse

Ford-tough legal team due in Madison County

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 9, 2004, 9:02am

Ford Motor Co.'s lawsuit-toughened legal team will be in the Metro-East again defending against plaintiff Kyle James' who claims a seatbelt malfunction caused him debilitating injuries. He is seeking in excess of $50,000 from Ford.

New Lawsuits: Monday, Nov. 8

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 9, 2004, 7:27am

Fresh from the courthouse

Gori, Earl vs. Merck & Co.

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Alton man files racial discrimination suit against bar owner

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 9, 2004, 6:25am

Charles Jordan of Alton filed a racial discrimination suit in Madison County Circuit Court Monday claiming that bar owner Van "Mac" Lenhardt refused to serve him at Mac's Timeout bar located at 317 Belle St. in Alton.

Stack doesn't dismiss, case moves to federal court

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 8, 2004, 12:33pm

Jeffery Hebrank from Burroughs, Hepler, Broom, MacDonald, Hebrank, and True filed to have this case moved to federal court. Legal maneuvering by defense attorneys in an asbestos case resulted in another jury trial avoided in Madison County.

Toys R Us and Gibbs settle

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 8, 2004, 3:48am

After being evicted from her Collinsville apartment Sept. 15, class action plaintiff Connie Gibbs apparently received some good news when her case against former employer Toys-R-Us settled Oct. 22.

$1.39? Wal-Mart next in line for Peach

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 7, 2004, 12:32pm

Ashley Peach, who has three pending class actions suits in Madison County, will be in court Nov. 24 for a case management conference in her suit against Wal-Mart. She has also sued Fashion Bug and K-Mart on similar charges that the retailers defrauded her on remaining gift card balances.

This Week's cartoon

Tom Scurra Nov. 7, 2004, 5:41am

Toss the Philip Morris verdict

The Madison County Record Nov. 6, 2004, 11:41pm

Just when you thought things might calm down around here, Madison County gets to revisit one of the cases that made it famous—Judge Nicholas Byron’s $10.1 billion class action whopper against Philip Morris.