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Dreaming of Mt. Vernon

Maag The private sector isn’t for everyone.

The more things change, the more they stay the same

One of the definitions of "primogeniture" in Merriam-Webster's on-line dictionary is "an exclusive right of inheritance belonging to the eldest son."

New Lawsuits: Friday, Sept. 30

Sand storm

When trendspotting, the most fashionable have spies on the coasts. But the most sue-happy—- they look to the Lone Star State.

Lead poisoning prompts parents to sue

The parents of a Belleville boy who allegedly suffers from lead poisoning filed suit against their former landlord, Clyde Blankenship, in St. Clair County Circuit Court Aug. 30.

Clinical expert questions rise in lawsuits despite decline of silicosis cases

A renowned pulmonologist who specializes in a variety of end stage lung diseases asserts there is no medical explanation for the thousands of new silicosis lawsuits that are being filed in state and federal courts across the country, nor is it at all likely that these claimants also can suffer from asbestos-related diseases.

Attorney Hildebrand sued by another former client

Hosie Burgess of Alton filed suit against Granite City attorney Thomas Hildebrand alleging he failed to attend a mandatory hearing in his workers' compensation case.

New Lawsuits: Monday, Oct. 3

Fresh from the courthouse:

Benzene plaintiff targets 25 defendants

Vernon Steinberg of Swansea filed a benzene suit in Madison County Circuit Court Sept. 22, alleging his exposure to benzene products led to the development of chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Maag casts much wider net, brings new $110 million defamation suit to federal court

Gordon Maag Nearly four months after a state judge tossed out former appellate judge Gordon Maag's $110 million post-election defamation suit, he's taking the matter to federal court.

Asbestos Motion Docket: Wednesday, Oct. 5

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Asbestos Motion Docket: Friday, Oct. 7

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Jogger's dog bite ends up in court

A man who was allegedly bitten by a dog while jogging in Highland filed suit against the dog's owner in Madison County Circuit Court Sept. 29, seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

Patient complains of mis-diagnosis in med mal suit

Dennis Delaney filed a medical malpractice suit against James Lafata, M.D. in Madison County Circuit Court Sept. 30, seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

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Bi-State sued for Fairview Heights Metro injury

A Bethalto woman is claiming at least $50,000 in damages for neck and back injuries sustained from falling into an uncovered hole at the Fairview Heights Metrolink station last year.

Former First Banks CEO sues for retaliatory discharge

A former chief executive officr of First Banks filed a retaliatory discharge suit against the company he once ran, in St. Clair County Circuit Court on Sept. 28.

Med mal suit lodged against Memorial Hospital and doctors

Belleville Memorial Hospital George Odom filed a medical malpractice suit against Belleville Memorial Hospital, Bryan Franks, M.D., Thomas Byrne, M.D., Edward Morgan, M.D. and Belleville Emergency Physicians in St. Clair County Circuit Court Sept. 29, seeking damages in excess of $250,000.

Bextra suit filed in federal court

Jeffrey Lowe St. Louis Attorney Jeffrey Lowe filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis on behalf of seven people seeking damages for personal injuries after taking the prescription pain reliever, Bextra

Tuesday, Oct. 11

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