News from December 2006

Judge Maddox puts exclamation on career

By Ann Knef | Dec 1, 2006

Question: You came out of retirement to return to work in a challenging environment. Why did you do it?

State legal horizon changing for tobacco makers

By Rob Luke | Dec 1, 2006

Oregon Supreme Court America's cigarette industry breathed a sigh of relief last week after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to reconsider the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that threw a high-profile class action case against Philip Morris out of court.

New Lawsuits: Friday, Dec. 1

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 1, 2006

Kienstra Inc. v. Equipment Lease, LLC et.al

We paid the Price

By The Madison County Record | Dec 3, 2006

Our nation's highest court hammered the final nails in the coffin of Price v. Phillip Morris last week, and we must admit, the news prompted mixed feelings.

St. Clair County Circuit judges sworn in

By Ann Knef | Dec 4, 2006

Judge Jan Fiss St. Clair County Circuit Judges Jan Fiss, Milton Wharton and Lloyd Cueto were sworn into office Monday morning by Fifth Appellate Court Judge James K. Donovan before a gathering of approximately 20 well-wishers.

Third Circuit adopts mandatory arbitration program

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 4, 2006

Minutes after swearing in Madison County's two new circuit judges, Chief Judge Ann Callis ushered in another sweeping reform.

Hylla, Crowder sworn in as circuit judges

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 4, 2006

Madison County Circuit Judges Barbara Crowder and David Hylla were sworn into office Monday morning by Chief Judge Ann Callis before a standing room only crowd at the Madison County Courthouse

Neurosurgeon named in med mal suit

By Ann Knef | Dec 5, 2006

Dale M. Hutton claims neurosurgeon Robert E. Schultz, M.D. botched her back surgery in a lawsuit filed Nov. 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Krispy Kreme customer slips on water in bathroom

By Ann Knef | Dec 5, 2006

A Fairview Heights Krispy Kreme Doughnut customer claims back and spine injuries after slipping and falling on water from a bathroom floor.

PRORehab Physical and Sports Therapy Grand Opening in Edwardsville

By The Madison County Record | Dec 6, 2006

PRORehab Physical and Sports Therapy opens clinic in Edwardsville, Illinois on December 4, 2006.

Lakin sexual assault case continued

By Ann Knef | Dec 6, 2006

Attorney Thomas Lakin's pending civil sexual assault case has once again been continued.

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