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Transmission fluid causes $50k fall

Alton Shop N Save A woman who slipped on transmission fluid in the parking lot of an Alton Shop N Save is suing the store in Madison County Circuit Court for more than $50,000.

Tillery files suit against PM, then asks for dismissal

Stephen Tillery On the same day Jack Latempt of Roxana filed suit against Philip Morris USA seeking damages for losing his wife's valuable services--he filed a motion for voluntary dismissal on May 27 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Sears wants supplier to indemnify for asbestos losses

Sears Roebuck and Co. is suing its supplier of brake shoe sets for losses and legal fees incurred in four Madison County asbestos lawsuits.

Failure to detect colon cancer at issue in med mal suit

Edwardsville Ambulatory Surgery Center Two years after receiving a clean bill of health, Walter Hickey of St. Clair County underwent another colonoscopy which indicated cancer had spread to other organs of his body, including his liver.

Sparks fly in Madison County asbestos trial

In a tension-filled, packed Madison County Court, Judge Daniel Stack nearly directed a verdict in favor of defendant General Electric in the county's second asbestos trial within a month.

Thursday June 9

8:30 a.m.

East St. Louis vote buying case goes to trial

(Editor's note: The following report, submitted by Cal Skinner, is reprinted with permission from the Illinois Leader).

Appendicitis at center of action against Memorial and doctor

A Cahokia mother filed a medical malpractice suit against Belleville Memorial Hospital and Joseph Shallert, M.D. on May 31 claiming the doctor and hospital failed to diagnose her daughter’s appendicitis.

Class action against First American Title filed in St. Clair County

The first Metro-East class action lawsuit in two-and-a-half months was filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court May 27 against First American Title Insurance Company alleging the company misrepresented closing charges.

Anderson Hospital named in wrongful death suit

Anderson Hospital in Maryville Michael Taylor, whose wife, Lisa, died at Anderson Hospital while being treated for low back pain filed a wrongful death suit against the hospital and Jason Barnett, M.D. on June 2 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Multi-international John Crane fights to stay in Madison County

John Crane, a giant international gasket maker with operations in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Russia, might as well have an office in downtown Edwardsville.

Belleville woman sues for injuries sustained at SIUE concert

A Belleville woman who tripped while walking to her seat at a Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville-sponsored music concert filed suit against a lighting and sound equipment company in Madison County Circuit Court June 1.

Friday June 10

9 a.m.

Convictions in vote fraud trial would send strong signal

Steve Reeb Lifeling East St. Louisan and harsh critic of city government corruption, writer James Ingram said convictions in the federal vote-buying trial currently under way in his hometown will send a clear message.

Welder files FELA suit against Norfolk Southern

A welder for Norfolk Southern Railway filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) suit in Madison County Circuit Court June 2 seeking damages for injuries sustained while attempting to locate an oil leak.

New Lawsuits: Wednesday, June 1

New Lawsuits: Thursday, June 2

Under seal: wondrous court tales kept secret

Mark McKenna Case files at Madison County's courthouse hold wondrous stories for the world to read. But the most amazing stories are kept under seal by order of the court.

Jury reaches verdict in favor of General Electric

John Fitzpatrick It took a Madison County jury less than 20 minutes Friday afternoon to rule in favor of defendant General Electric in an eight-day asbestos trial which was almost cut short by the presiding judge for its "weak" evidence.

Moving up the food chain

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier Department of Justice looks poised to deliver it to the voters of St. Clair County.