News from November 2006

Cable guy sued for not securing line

By Ann Knef | Nov 22, 2006

Phyllis C. Brown of Belleville is suing a Charter Communications contractor for injuries she sustained after tripping on a cable line.

MDL to convene Nov. 30 in St. Louis

By Steve Korris | Nov 22, 2006

ST. LOUIS – Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court never work in St. Louis, but seven other federal judges with vast power plan to do just that.

More to Thomas verdict than victory for chief justice?

By Ed Murnane | Nov 26, 2006

The Illinois Civil Justice League endorsed then-Appellate Judge Bob Thomas when he ran for Supreme Court Justice in the 2000 General Election. Thomas survived a difficult three-way Republican primary that included appointed Justice Louis Rathje and Circuit Court Judge Bonnie Wheaton.

City sued for open water meter pit

By Ann Knef | Nov 27, 2006

The City of O'Fallon is being sued by a former property owner who tripped in an open water meter pit.

Senior sues for injuries at overcrowded seminar

By Ann Knef | Nov 27, 2006

Marion Shull claims she injured her left shoulder, left arm and neck while attending a financial investments workshop for senior citizens at Ryan's Restaurant in Swansea earlier this year.

Mother sues East St. Louis for son's beating

By Ann Knef | Nov 27, 2006

The mother of an East St. Louis boy is suing the City of East St. Louis, Police Chief James Mister, and two officers she claims severely beat her son in the head, face and body without provocation.

Carpet at Cracker Barrel blamed in suit

By Ann Knef | Nov 27, 2006

The Caseyville Cracker Barrel restaurant is being sued by the estate of a woman who tripped over a carpet, fell and sustained severe and permanent injuries.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Price v. Philip Morris

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 27, 2006

WASHINGTON-The United States Supreme Court refused to hear arguments that a lower court erred when tossing Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron's $10.1 billion verdict Marlboro and Cambridge "light" cigarettes.

Peel wants evidence suppressed in criminal case

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 27, 2006

Gary Peel Attorney Gary Peel filed a supplemental brief in support of his motion to suppress evidence in an ongoing federal criminal case.

African Hebrew Israelite inmate claims religious freedom being violated

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 27, 2006

An inmate serving a 25-year sentence for home invasion at Lawrence Correctional Center filed suit in federal court claiming the prison violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment and his right to practice religion.

K-Mart named in slip and fall suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 27, 2006

Tamera Phelps filed a personal injury suit against K-Mart in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 27, claiming she was injured at a Granite City store on Sept. 24, 2005.

Alton's Dollar General blamed for shopping cart stumble

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 27, 2006

Dollar General Sixty five days after allegedly tripping over a shopping cart at the Alton Dollar General store, Barbara Coburn filed a personal injury suit seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

Worker claims injuries from aerial lift bucket

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 28, 2006

A man who was hit by the bucket of an aerial lift at a Granite City Steel construction project filed a personal injury suit against the lift operator and his employer in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 22.

Bi-State bus passenger claims injuries from collision

By Ann Knef | Nov 28, 2006

A Bi-State bus passenger claims she suffered severe and permanent injuries when the bus she was riding in collided with a van last year in East St. Louis.

Flying J tanker driver blamed for pedestrian fatality

By Ann Knef | Nov 28, 2006

Flying J Inc. and one of its tanker truck drivers are being sued in St. Clair County Circuit Court by the family of a woman struck and killed at an East St. Louis intersection.

Woman sues FGM Architects for trip at Effingham High School

By Ann Knef | Nov 28, 2006

FGM Architects is being sued by a woman who fell on steps inside Effingham High School's cafetorium last year.

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