News from 2005

Estate sues ambulance for getting lost

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 28, 2005

Medstar Ambulance Headquarters in Belleville A lost ambulance driver is to blame for a Belleville woman's death, according to a suit filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court Dec. 22.

Noisy work conditions prompts railroad worker to sue for hearing loss

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 28, 2005

Noise generated by whistles, steam generators and diesel engines has prompted a railroad worker suffering from hearing loss to sue his employer of 35 years.

Effingham hospital, doctors sued in federal court

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 28, 2005

Sandra Achor of Arizona filed a wrongful death suit against St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital of Effingham, Peter Bonutti, M.D., Eugene Dust, M.D. and Mid-Illinois Medical Care Associates in U.S. District Court Dec. 19.

Washington Park woman blames water company for her fall

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 28, 2005

Illinois American Water Headquarters in Belleville. A Washington Park woman who fell into a hole while taking a stroll along the 1700 block of 61st Street in Washington Park filed suit against Illinois American Water Co.

Mother's suit against bail agents due in court

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 28, 2005

A mother who sued bail enforcement agents for arresting her daughter will appear in court Jan. 6, on a motion to compel the defendants to produce documents.

20 FELA suits claim asbestosis, silicosis

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 28, 2005

Twenty asbestos cases were filed against Illinois Central Railroad in St. Clair County Circuit Court Dec. 22 by former workers who claim they have various asbestos-related illnesses.

Wal-Mart sued in federal court for allowing clear plastic on floor

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 28, 2005

Wal-Mart Chester Evans filed a personal injury suit against retail giant Wal-Mart in federal court, alleging he was injured while shopping at the Belleville Wal-Mart on Nov. 10, 2002.

Just Ask Gonzo: Updating old cases

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 28, 2005

Q: I was wondering if you could tell me the status of the suit involving the one-armed Dobbs Tire shuttle driver, and the man fired for hiring him (Record 6/13/05). Right before Christmas last year the man gave me a ride while my car was being serviced, and I was just curious. Thanks for your time.

Mendelsohn vacates Moran's transfer

By Steve Korris | Dec 29, 2005

Madison County Circuit Judge George Moran bounced a class action suit against drug maker Pfizer to Chicago in November, but the suit has bounced back to Edwardsville.

Butter on floor leads to Shop N Save suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 31, 2005

Shop N Save Michelle Hooper filed a personal injury suit against Shop N Save in Madison County Circuit Court Dec. 27, alleging she sustained injuries after falling on butter at a Granite City location on Dec. 19, 2004.

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