News from June 2005

Railroad worker names asbestos in FELA suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 22, 2005

A Danville man filed a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court June 18 seeking damages in excess of $50,000 claiming he was exposed to asbestos while working for CSX Transportation.

Fairmount Park sued by former employee

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 22, 2005

A former employee of Fairmount Park in Collinsville filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court June 16 alleging the horse track fired her after she collected worker's compensation benefits.

Man maced by bartender, ignored by police, files suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 22, 2005

After being run out of a Collinsville bar twice, sprayed both times with mace by its bartender and ignored by city police, Michael Maddalino retaliated by filing a three-count $150,000 suit against Patty's Pub for injuries and pain and suffering.

Dr. Reed seeks to dismiss med mal suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 23, 2005

Travis Scheaffer’s medical malpractice suit against St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton and Larry Reed, M.D. will be in court June 29 on defendant's motion to dismiss the suit.

Wrongful death suit against three doctors in court

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 23, 2005

The widow of a man who died of a heart problem will be in court June 29 for a case management conference in the wrongful death suit she filed against three doctors in 2004 in Madison County Circuit Court.

European techniques applied at Indulgence Day Spa

By Ann Knef | Jun 23, 2005

Europeans have known for centuries what Americans are slowly realizing--attention to skin and body care is key to longevity and vitality.

Emert Wyss dismissed as third party defendant

By Steve Korris | Jun 23, 2005

Judge Kardis Emert Wyss of Alton, who gained national fame as the lawyer who accidentally sued himself, no longer holds that distinction.

AHS class of '75 searching for graduates

By The Madison County Record | Jun 23, 2005

Graduates of East St. Louis' Assumption High School, which closed its doors more than 10 years ago, will be gathering for a 30-year reunion Nov. 26.

Alton man's wrongful death suit set for case management

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 23, 2005

Barnes-Jewish Hospital A wrongful death complaint filed a year ago by Bradley Whitehead of Alton will be in court before Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian for a case management conference June 29 at 9 a.m.

Lipke Rule prevents asbestos defense from presenting best

By Steve Korris | Jun 23, 2005

In the eyes of asbestos defense attorneys, a 1987 appellate court ruling that has been bolstered over the years is "naked legal fiction," unfairly keeping them from pointing to the negligence of others.

Unaccountable

By The Madison County Record | Jun 26, 2005

Oh those, lifelong appointments to the federal bench.

Metro East Milquetoast

By The Madison County Record | Jun 26, 2005

Born in Belleville, raised in East St. Louis, and a graduate of Assumption High, two-term U.S. Senator Dick Durbin should be a source of great local pride to St. Clair County.

Dad sues for rain-slick steps at festval

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 27, 2005

In a suit filed June 24 in Madison County Circuit Court, a father is holding a concession stand operator responsible for rain-slick steps which caused his son to slip and fall.

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