News from April 2005

Same accident, different plaintiff, combined $750k sought from defendants

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 6, 2005

A woman whose husband was killed after the couple was involved in an auto accident May 12, 2004, on Interstate 55/70 in Madison County, filed suit for injuries she sustained in the crash, wrongful death and medical expenses.

Couple seeks $300k for miscarriage

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 7, 2005

A pregnant hotel clerk who was punched in the stomach by a non-paying customer is suing Howard Johnson Express of Collinsville for suffering a miscarriage.

Street Q&A: How does the St. Louis Final Four experience compare with other great sports moments?

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 7, 2005

Record reporter Steve Gonzalez crossed the river into downtown St. Louis, asking sports fans how the NCAA Final Four experience compared with other great sports moments.

Peach's cases in court on April 15

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 7, 2005

CIM Insurance of Southfield, Mich. will be in court April 15 to argue its motion to dismiss a class action complaint in front of Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron. Represented by Stephen Mudge of Reed, Armstrong, Gorman, Mudge and Morrissey of Edwardsville, CIM is accused of violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

Attorney wins mayor's race in spite of trial prep time out

By Ann Knef | Apr 7, 2005

Robert Jackstadt, Glen Carbon mayor-elect Glen Carbon mayor-elect Robert Jackstadt, who trounced incumbent opponent Ben Maliszewski 71-29 percent in Tuesday’s municipal election, attributes his victory to an army of volunteers.

Owens Glass workers claim exposure made them sick

By Ann Knef | Apr 7, 2005

Ted Gianaris of SimmonsCooper Five employees of Owens Brockway Glass Container in Godfrey filed 12-count, $600,000 suits against their employer and Castrol Inc. claiming they were sickened from exposure to Syntilo 9918 and other “metal working fluids.”

New Vioxx suit targets Merck and four pharmacies

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 7, 2005

Jeffery Lowe Claiming that Vioxx led to the demise of their health, six Illinois residents filed suit against Merck & Co.--maker of the arthritis pain reliever--and the pharmacies where they purchased the medicine.

High speed chase leads to another suit against Alton PD

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 7, 2005

The Alton Police Department is once again faced with civil action after a high-speed chase ended up causing severe injuries for an innocent bystander.

Washington Park hotel owners sued for fire

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 7, 2005

Owners of the Washington Park Econo Inn, where a fire claimed two lives on March 27, were sued by the estates of Carlos Glispie and Katrice Carraway, who was three months pregnant.

Passenger files suit against boat driver

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 8, 2005

Cathy Paisley filed a personal injury suit against Brad Maher in Madison County Circuit Court April 7 seeking to collect at least $50,000 in damages from injuries she sustained in a boating accident.

FELA suits filed in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 8, 2005

Two railroad workers filed separate Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA) lawsuits April 7 in Madison County Circuit Court seeking damages for injuries they sustained while working on the railroad.

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