News from December 2005

Woman stabbed at Eagles in Alton sues

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 1, 2005

Alton Aerie No. 254 Fraternal Order of Eagles A woman who was stabbed with an ice pick at an Eagles Club in Alton is suing the organization for more than $50,000 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Defense angling to make Maag's defamation suits go away

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 1, 2005

Gordon Maag While Gordon Maag's attorney simultaneously prosecutes separate $110 million defamation lawsuits in federal and state court, defendants are angling to make them go away.

Hartford-raised man sues for petroleum exposure

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 1, 2005

Nathan Wright of Murphysboro filed a benzene lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court alleging his blood disorder was caused by petroleum products he was exposed to for the two years he lived in Hartford.

Plaintiffs claim AOL charges extra fees in new class action

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 1, 2005

Ten plaintiffs from across the country filed a class action lawsuit against America Online (AOL) in St. Clair County Circuit Court, claiming the Internet giant unlawfully collects extra fees.

Karmeier authors opinion in overturn of Kardis decision

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 1, 2005

A judgment made by former Madison County Circuit Judge Phillip Kardis that invalidated a state statute in a class action case against Illinois Bell, has been reversed by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Madison County jury rules for defense in weld rod trial

By Ann Knef | Dec 1, 2005

After deliberating two hours, a Madison County jury ruled in favor of the defense in a Cape Girardeau man's weld rod trial that lasted a month.

ESL man sues Texas governor, others for $100 trillion

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 1, 2005

Texas Governor Rick Perry An East St. Louis man is suing an oil company, a bank and several high profile Texas public officials for $100 trillion, claiming they've stood in his way of recovering $100,000 unclaimed by his great-grandfather.

Let's get digital

By The Madison County Record | Dec 4, 2005

The courthouse can be a mysterious place. And that’s not just here; not just for us.

Big game hunting

By The Madison County Record | Dec 4, 2005

Cooper SimmonsCooper name partner Jeffrey Cooper is reportedly going continental for revenue growth.

Customer claims discount eye care provider missed glaucoma diagnosis

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 5, 2005

America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses in Fairview Heights Bessie Brunkhorst filed suit against America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses in Fairview Heights claiming it failed to diagnose angle closure glaucoma.

Pitocin at issue in suit against Alton Memorial and doctors

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 5, 2005

Alton Memorail Hospital Holly Haegele filed a medical malpractice suit against Alton Memorial Hospital and three doctors seeking damages in excess of $200,000 for problems that arose while she was in labor.

Granite City womans seeks millions in alleged negligent amputation

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 5, 2005

A Granite City woman whose right leg was amputated filed a medical malpractice case against Sana Ullah, M.D., Healthline Management and Heartland Emergency Services.

$20 million sought from St. Elizabeth's and Air Force for stillborn death

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 5, 2005

St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville. Seeking $20 million in damages, Britni Crowe filed suit against St. Elizabeth's Hospital and the U.S. Air Force Department of Defense for the stillborn death of her infant daughter.

Injured wrestler sues Belleville East coaches for 'theatrics'

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 5, 2005

Belleville East High School A former Belleville East wrestler filed suit against Belleville School District #201 and two wrestling coaches for employing a "theatrical" move that caused him a serious right shoulder injury.

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