News from November 2006

Consolidated Rail and American Premier Underwriters named in suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2006

James Graetz filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) suit against Consolidated Rail Corporation and American Premier Underwriters.

Ingram Barge and Alter Barge named in FELA suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2006

Jason Brown of Rock Island filed a Jones Act suit against Ingram Barge Company and Alter Barge Line claiming the defendants failed to provide him a safe place to work.

Man seeks $50k from Wal-Mart for tripping on battery

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2006

Wal-Mart A man who tripped over a battery at the Highland Wal-Mart filed a personal injury suit in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 29, seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

Asbestos down, but out-of-state plaintiffs dominate

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2006

Perry Browder Asbestos cases are on the decline for the second straight year in Madison County. But the pace at which out-of-state plaintiffs are filing suits here remains brisk.

Stack to rule on retrial in Cantrell med mal case

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2006

Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack Lawyers for Dolores Cantrell, M.D. say that a defense verdict reached in a Madison County medical malpractice trial last May should stand and Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel J. Stack appeared to agree after hearing 90 minutes of arguments on Tuesday.

New Lawsuits: Wednesday, Nov. 29

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2006

Jeffrey Griffin v. Safeco Insurance Company

Lakin asks for last minute Weber substitution; claims judge is biased toward firm

By Steve Korris | Nov 30, 2006

Brad Lakin Brad Lakin, whose law firm failed to prove bias on the part of Madison County Circuit Judge Don Weber in March, has asked the court for another chance to prove it.

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