News from June 2005

Five-year-old Allstate case in court

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

A five-year-old class action case filed against Allstate Insurance will be in court June 29 for a case management conference with Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron presiding.

Cincinnati Insurance seeks summary judgment

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian will hear Cincinnati Insurance Company’s motion for a summary judgment in a class action case at a hearing June 29.

Defective hospital gate suit set for case management con

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

Alton Memorial Hospital A case involving a woman who was allegedly hit in the head by a security gate exiting the cafeteria at Alton Memorial Hospital is scheduled for a case management conference on June 29 at 9 a.m. in Circuit Judge Daniel Stack’s third floor courtroom.

Peach given more time to respond to Wal-Mart's motion to dismiss

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

Class action plaintiff Ashley Peach, who sued retailers Wal-Mart, KMart and Fashion Bug in Madison County for not returning change left on gift card balances, has for the second time in two months been given more time to oppose a defendant's motion to dismiss.

Cassens suit in court on motion to dismiss

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

A 25-count lawsuit seeking $2 million in damages from a Metro-East trucking firm and its employees, is set for hearing on a defense motion to dismiss on June 29 at 9.a.m.

Anderson Hospital employee sues for retaliatory discharge

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

Anderson Hospital in Maryville A CT scan technician who jammed his left thumb between a patient and a plexi-glass shield filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court against Anderson Hospital claiming he was fired for taking time off for allowing his thumb to heal.

Ankle injury, sleeplessness leads to $50k suit against Fairmount Park

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

Catherine Lasich claims she twisted her right ankle afer stepping into an unmarked 30-inch fence post hole at Fairmount Park on June 19, 2003. Now, she is suing the race track for more than $50,000 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Kent wrongful death suit set for case management

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

A wrongful death suit seeking at least $400,000 in damages is slated for a case management conference on June 29 with Circuit Judge Daniel Stack presiding.

Norfolk worker claims cancer in FELA suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

A former employee who worked in Norfolk Southern Railway's Bridge and Building Department filed a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) suit in Madison County Circuit Court June 17 seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

State Farm class certification hearing set in Kardis' court

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

Madison County Circuit Judge Philip Kardis will hold a class certification hearing on a case that was filed in June 2002 against State Farm Insurance on June 27 at 9:30 a.m. in his Granite City courtroom.

Norfolk Southern's forum non conveniens motion set for hearing

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

Norfolk Southern Railway filed a motion to dismiss a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) suit based on forum non conveniens on June 16 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Armettia Peach's case against CIM in court June 29

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2005

Armettia Peach's class action lawsuit against CIM Insurance of Southfield, Mich. will be in court before Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron June 29 on a defense motion to dismiss.

SimmonsCooper files new Benzene case

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 22, 2005

Ted Gianaris A man who developed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) last year filed a $900,000 suit in Madison County Circuit Court claiming 68 defendants were responsible for his illness which was caused by exposure to benzene.

TJ Maxx targeted for 'unnatural' slip and fall

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 22, 2005

A woman who allegedly tripped on an “unnatural substance” at clothing retailer TJ Maxx in Fairview Heights filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

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