News from November 2006

Big Lots wants out of dangling cord suit

By Ann Knef | Nov 16, 2006

Jeffrey Lowe Another defendant in Madison County's largest class action lawsuit has moved to dismiss for unreasonable delay in service.

Community prayer service set Nov. 19

By The Madison County Record | Nov 16, 2006

BELLEVILLE--In an effort to bring about community healing in light of the recent shooting of Belleville Police Sgt. Jon Brough and the violent death of Henry and Dolores Kahle, a community prayer service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 at St. Peter's Cathedral in downtown Belleville.

Weber denies Hopkins' motion for substitution

By Ann Knef | Nov 16, 2006

John Hopkins Madison County Circuit Judge Don Weber has denied Edwardsville plaintiff's attorney John Hopkins' motion for substitution of judge in a medical malpractice case, saying the request was "meritless and frivolous."

Man with two mortgages sues broker for bad deal

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 16, 2006

A Godfrey man upset over the way a loan broker handled the sale of his home filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 3.

First Banks check fee case dismissed by Weber

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 16, 2006

Don Weber Madison County Circuit Judge Don Weber reluctantly dismissed a check cashing fee class action complaint against First Bank on Nov. 14.

Med mal suit filed against Alton Memorial and physicians

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 16, 2006

Alton Memorial The estate of Clover Fry filed a medical malpractice suit against Matthew Duban, M.D., Sadiq Mohyuddin, M.D. and Alton Memorial Hospital claiming the defendants failed to diagnose Fry's pulmonary embolism on Nov. 13, 2004.

Carr files med mal case in federal court

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 16, 2006

Patricia Newby filed a medical malpractice suit against the United States of America in federal court in East St. Louis Nov. 9, seeking $2 million in damages.

Inmate claims pain from spider bite

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 16, 2006

A former inmate at the St. Clair County jail filed suit in U.S. District Court Nov. 8, claiming the medical staff laughed at him when he cried in pain after being bit by a spider.

Asbestos trial to get under way in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 16, 2006

On the heels of a monumental weld rod defense verdict, attorney Jeff Hebrank of the Hepler Broom law firm has begun picking a new Madison County jury for an upcoming asbestos trial.

Bonding session

By The Madison County Record | Nov 18, 2006

Bathon Jurors in Madison County's recent weld rod trial grew so fond of one another during their month and a half together that they apparently couldn't bear to part ways.

What's love got to do with it? Election day reflections

By John J. Hopkins | Nov 19, 2006

Without question, from a legal or political standpoint, the biggest event of the year was Election Day 2006. Having keenly observed the ongoing battles for lo these many months, I offer up some modest commentary.

Truth be told...

By The Madison County Record | Nov 19, 2006

We hope Illinois judges don't get the wrong impression from last week's $7 million libel judgment in favor of Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Bob Thomas, who sued a suburban Chicago newspaper that said he once traded his vote on the bench for a local political favor.

Carpenter files asbestos suit in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 20, 2006

The estate of Ronald Basham, Sr., filed an asbestos suit against 96 defendant corporations in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 14, claiming he was exposed to asbestos while employed as a carpenter from 1964-2005.

Fired worker claims Kraft and Capri Sun retaliated

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 20, 2006

Deborah Borkowski filed a retaliatory discharge suit against Kraft Foods and Capri Sun in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 16, claiming her job was terminated after she was injured at work on two separate occasions.

Invisible water named at fault in slip and fall suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 20, 2006

A woman who was injured at the JC Penny store at the Alton Square Mall on Jan. 13, filed a two-count personal injury suit in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 17, seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

Collonades Nursing Home named in wrongful death suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 20, 2006

An independent administrator claims Collonades Nursing Home in Granite City failed to provide adequate and properly supervised care to William Tedder, according a wrongful death suit filed Nov. 14 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Alton woman claims wrongful foreclosure

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 20, 2006

An Alton woman filed suit against U.S. Bank claiming it foreclosed on her home even though she made payments and could prove it.

Plaintiff claims lender attempted to run him over with SUV

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 20, 2006

An Edwardsville man who claims he was almost run over by an SUV, filed suit against Robert Ellman in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 13.

Asbestos case settles two days into jury selection

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 20, 2006

Two days into jury selection, asbestos plaintiff Joyce Applequist avoided a lengthy trial by settling her claims against Bondex and Georgia-Pacific.

Just ask Gonzo: DeBeers class action transferred to New Jersey

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 20, 2006

Question: I am very curious about the status of the class action case involving diamonds that you wrote about last year.

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