Matthew J. Daugherty is suing Western-Cullen-Hayes Inc., the makers of railroad crossing warning equipment, for severe injuries he sustained two years ago when his vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in Brighton.
Attorney Lanny Darr of Alton still insists he suffered damage when Affirmative Insurance offered him a cheap rental car after an accident, even though Affirmative sent him a check for the cost of the luxurious vehicle he rented instead.
Madison County Circuit Judge Don Weber, who shrank a national class action suit against United Life Insurance to an Illinois class action, must now decide whether to squeeze the suit down from 15 years to three years.
Engineer Brian Wilgus, class representative in a class action suit over stock options, has asked Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack not to throw out his suit just because he did not exercise the options.
On a day when negative attacks erupted between candidates in a closely watched appellate court race, justices in the same battleground condemned "hysterical hyperbole" but did not squelch criticism of persons running for public office.