News from 2006

Pro-lifers claim civil rights violated at Granite City parade

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 5, 2006

A trio of anti-abortion activists are suing Granite City claiming their civil rights were violated while attending an annual community Christmas parade in November.

Byron denies defense reconsideration: Says Avery doesn't apply

By Steve Korris | Jan 5, 2006

Attorneys for Accredited Home Lenders thought the Illinois Supreme Court's Aug. 18 decision in Avery vs. State Farm might stop a class action suit against their client, but Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron disagreed.

DaimlerChrysler wants case transfered based on forum non conveniens

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 6, 2006

Based on forum non conveniens, DaimlerChrysler will argue its motion to transfer a case filed by a Putnam, Ill. woman during a hearing Jan. 13.

Lanter warehousing sues Gateway Cold Storage for food spoilage

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 6, 2006

Lanter Company, a warehousing and trucking company based in Kansas City that offers refrigerated transportation services throughout the Midwest filed suit against Gateway Cold Storage on Jan. 3 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Glen Carbon woman defrauds bank, pleads guilty

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 6, 2006

Becky Paddock, 51, of Glen Carbon entered a plea of guilty to bank fraud on Jan. 5.

Just Ask Gonzo: Updating old cases

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 6, 2006

Q: I suffer from Ludwig's angina and when I was surfing the internet I saw the article about the woman who sued her dentist over the same condition. Can you tell me if her suit has been successful please? Thanks for your time.

FELA suit filed against CSX in federal court

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 6, 2006

Ricky Lee Edsall, Sr. filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) suit against CSX Transportation in U.S. District Court Dec. 23, 2005, claiming he suffers from repetitive stress injuries.

'Unclean hand' doctrine proposed in class defense

By Steve Korris | Jan 6, 2006

Plaintiff attorney Thomas Maag The old rule, "Three strikes and you're out," does not apply to Bancorp banking company as it defends itself in a proposed Madison County class action suit.

Monroe County attorney named to Jury Instructions Committee

By Ann Knef | Jan 6, 2006

It's not as theatrical as an aggressive cross-examination. But often the most dramatic phase of a jury trial is the wrangling that takes place in a judge's chambers over how jurors will be instructed.

Paul Evans to run for circuit judge in St. Clair County

By Ann Knef | Jan 7, 2006

Paul Evans, 45, an O'Fallon general practice attorney, announced Friday that he will run for circuit judge in the 20th Judicial Circuit in November 2006.

Armstrong Teasdale, Spalty, recognized as leaders

By The Madison County Record | Jan 8, 2006

St. Louis, MO- When large and Fortune 1000 companies were asked to identify law firms that provide outstanding client service, Armstrong Teasdale LLP emerged as a leader on a recent survey conducted by BTI Consulting Group Inc. (BTI). BTI interviewed over 200 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies to discover how they define outstanding client service, which law firms deliver it, and what specifically

Out of the darkness

By The Madison County Record | Jan 8, 2006

Want to earn a judgeship in Cook County? Either get the Democrat party endorsement, or make your name really Irish.

Jan. 9-13

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2006

Air Products and Chemicals

Railroader claims excessive vibrations injured him

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2006

Oscar Randall Rawson filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) suit against Illinois Central Railroad in U.D. District Court Jan. 5, seeking damages in excess of $75,000 for injuries he allegedly received from vibrating equipment.

Man fired after comp claim, sues employer

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2006

A southern Illinois man who claims his employer refused to let him come back to work after filing a workers' compensation claim retaliated by filing suit Jan. 4 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Missouri rail worker says he was fired for being black

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2006

A Missouri man filed a civil rights lawsuit against his former employer Union Pacific Railroad claiming he was fired for being an African-American.

New Lawsuits: Wednesday Jan. 4

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2006

New cases filed in Madison County's Law Division.

New Lawsuits: Thursday, Jan. 5

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2006

New cases filed in Madison County's Law Division.

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