News from March 2005

Laborer's asbestos trial set for March 7

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 1, 2005

Howard May Sr., an Illinois laborer who's been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and his wife, Jean, are preparing for trial March 7 against 64 defendants in an asbestos case filed last year in Madison County.

State law could put the squeeze on venue shopping

By Ann Knef | Mar 1, 2005

State Sen. Kirk Dillard If legal reform initiatives are allowed to march on in Springfield, venue shopping—which helped Madison County achieve national notoriety—may become a thing of the past.

Post comp claim, American Steel Foundry worker sues

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 2, 2005

Charles Skelton of Pontoon Beach filed a retaliatory discharge lawsuit against his former employer, American Steel Foundry of Granite City, alleging he was fired after seeking worker's compensation benefits.

Granite City home owners spared by wrecking crew, sue for $1 million

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 2, 2005

Dennis and Patsy Hagopian are hoping a house they owned at 2504 Sheridan Ave. in Granite City--which was almost razed by a demolition crew--will exponentially appreciate in value.

Casino Queen patron trips on stairs, seeks $50k+

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 2, 2005

The Casino Queen was hit with a lawsuit Feb. 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court by patron John Demos Sr. who claims injuries from tripping on "dangerous" steps.

Bad stool weld leads to suit v. Wal-Mart, Moose Lodge

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 2, 2005

Chad Mathis, who claims he was injured after falling from a patio stool at the Moose Lodge 1561 in Edwardsville, is suing mega-retailer Wal-Mart and the lodge.

Street Q & A: Should bits of Busch proceeds go to charity?

By Heather Anderson | Mar 2, 2005

Mark Hofeditz, Edwardsville Would you be interested in buying a piece of Busch Stadium? If so, should the proceeds go to charity?

Funeral home accused of substituting bodies

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 2, 2005

When Travis Glenn's four daughters bid him a final farewell at Officer Funeral Home in East St. Louis more than 10 years ago, the girls didn't know the man they viewed in the casket was not their dad.

SIUE's conservative student group wants to launch newspaper

By Ann Knef | Mar 3, 2005

A.J. Givens and the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Conservative Student Organization are frustrated by constant run-ins with the editors of the campus newspaper, The Alestle.

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