News from June 2005

Kids Hope United worker files suit for retaliatory discharge

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 27, 2005

A former employee of a pediatric rehabilitation center in Collinsville filed a retaliatory discharge suit in Madison County Circuit Court June 20.

Man sues Sauget for false arrest, assault

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 27, 2005

Ryan Cunningham filed an eight-count lawsuit against Sauget in St. Clair County Circuit Court June 17 accusing the small village of false imprisonment, assault and battery and excessive force.

Patron seeks remedy for tripping over barstool

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 27, 2005

Greg Hensler filed suit against Mustang Sally’s Bar and Grill in East St. Louis seeking damages in excess of $50,000 for tripping on a barstool that was in the middle of a dark walkway.

Run-away Jeep prompts owner to sue

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 27, 2005

A woman who ran over her leg while attempting to stop her run-away 1998 Jeep, filed suit against DaimlerChrysler in Madison County on June 24.

Auto incident, impaired relationship leads to suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 27, 2005

Loretta Wilson of Granite City filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court June 27 against Bethalto resident Silas Smith alleging Smith collided with her husband while he was pushing his disabled car on the Chain of Rocks Bridge on Dec. 27, 2004.

Regal Beagle Bar & Grill blamed for auto accident

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 28, 2005

Thomas Roth filed suit in Madison County June 27 alleging that Regal Beagle Bar & Grill in Alton sold too many alcoholic beverages to a patron who later on in the night collided with his vehicle.

Inmate sues jailers for ignoring his pleas

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 29, 2005

An inmate in the St. Clair County Jail filed a handwritten suit against prison officials who ignored his many pleas for help and resulted in an assault by another inmate.

Man's stuck finger leads to $50k suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 29, 2005

Emanuel Fleming, who garnered national media attention when his finger became stuck in a payphone while trying to retrieve 50 cents from the machine, filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court against ANJ Communications.

Barbie Doll suit settles in Madison County

By Steve Korris | Jun 29, 2005

Barbies Mattel Company and two doll collectors have called off a mammoth six-year lawsuit over the prices of Barbie dolls.

Maxwell's Restaurant named in personal injury case

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 30, 2005

After falling through an opening at the entrance of Maxwell's Restaurant in Belleville, Michael Payeur filed suit seeking in excess of $150,000 for injuries he suffered to his right arm.

Fire loss leads to suit against Farmers Insurance

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 30, 2005

Seeking damages in excess of $320,000, Smithton residents Loretta and Gary Bearden filed suit against Farmers Insurance Co. in St. Clair County Circuit Court June 17 for denying their fire claim.

FELA suits can offer better relief than worker's comp benefits

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 30, 2005

The widow of a Belleville man who worked for Illinois Central Railroad (ICR) filed a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court June 27 seeking damages in excess of $50,000 alleging the railroad failed to provide her husband with a reasonably safe place to work.

Weld-rod suits seek more than $30 million

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 30, 2005

Seven personal injury lawsuits seeking a combined total of $33.7 million were filed in Madison County Circuit Court on behalf of plaintiffs claiming they were exposed to manganese-containing welding fumes which resulted in their neurological injuries.

Granite City attorney suspects fraud, orders title search

By Steve Korris | Jun 30, 2005

Judge Matoesian Madison County Title Company--hired by Granite City in its bid to throw out a court judgment in a suit over a house--confirmed what the Madison County Record reported in April. The person who obtained the judgment did not buy the house.

Freeburg grocer sued for placing rug in wrong location

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 30, 2005

Gloria Beisiegel of Freeburg filed suit against her local grocery store on June 17 in St Clair County Circuit Court seeking $100,000 in damages, claiming that a rug was placed in the wrong location at the Tom’s Supermarket. Norrenberns Foods runs the store.

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