News from December 2004
Jeff Birnbaum The Madison County Record splashed onto the front page of the liberal-leaning Washington Post Dec. 6, causing a ripple of national and local media curiosity.
Wood River personal injury attorney Lance Mallon was so offended by a flaw in the tape drive system of his computer, he filed a consumer fraud class action lawsuit against California-based Seagate Technology, the world’s largest supplier of computer disc media.
In the aftermath of a flooded apartment, moldy conditions left Sharon Dunn of Pontoon Beach with a disfiguring fungal infection of the skin and fungally-induced asthma.
Stephens Pipe and Steel of Russell Springs, Ken. filed suit against Clarence A. Jack Dempsey, owner of Granite Inc., seeking to collect an unpaid debt of $289,623 plus interest. The suit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court on Dec. 6.
A trial date for Michael O'Brien, an Illinoisan suffering from mesothelioma, has been set exactly a year after the former sheet metal and postal worker was diagnosed with a deadly disease caused by asbestos exposure.
Senator Harry Reid Persons who are considering suing the food industry for allegedly contributing to their obesity may be running out of time.
Representative Terry R. Parke (R) 44th District In spite of the weight carried by trial attorneys in the state capitol, legislation banning consumers from suing restaurants or food manufacturers for their obesity, sailed unanimously through the House and Senate earlier this year.