Recently, U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (D-Belleville) penned an editorial discussing Illinois' high unemployment rate and the fact that Illinois is behind the rest of the country with respect to job growth.
The makers of the painkilling drug OxyContin may have a won-loss record of 202-0 in lawsuits against the company, but that hasn't stopped litigation accusing drug maker Purdue Pharma of everything from creating drug addicts to filing fraudulent patents.
10/19/02-Pittsburgh Penguins hockey player Kevin Stevens graduated from the Madison County Court's drug treatment program and received his 'diploma' from Judge Edward Ferguson. Stevens was arrested in January 2000 with cocaine, a prositute and a pimp in a Collinsville hotel room.
Morris Kugler, M.D., general surgeon and outspoken critic of trial lawyers, answered questions about the med-mal crisis facing the Metro-East. A Collinsville resident, Dr. Kugler is founder of Southern Illinois Medical Alliance for the Survival of Healthcare (SMASH), a group that supports pro-healthcare legislators. His wife, Carol, is running for state representative in the 112th District as an independent write-in candidate against incumbent State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Collinsville).
Dr. Morris Kugler After one year, several rallies and nearly 30,000 thousand letters, the organizers of SMASH (Southern Illinois Medical Alliance for the Survival of Healthcare) are about to learn if their efforts have had a bearing on electors in Madison, St. Clair and other Southern Illinois counties.
Judge Nicholas Byron will preside over a case management conference in Bonnie M. Lancey v. Country Mutual Insurance et.al., a class action case which accuses the insurance company of fraud and breach of contract, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.
Gerald H. Bemis an Alton chiropractor filed a class action complaint against USAA Insurance Company and ADP Integrated Medical Solutions alleging that the two companies devised a conspiracy scheme to reduce paid claims