News from 2006

Maag's defamation suit dismissed, again

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2006

Gordon Maag Gordon Maag's quandary on how to handle two separate defamation lawsuits was made easier today, as Seventh Circuit Judge Patrick Kelley dismissed his state court suit--for the second time in six months.

Mascoutah neighbors in property dispute

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2006

53 West Oak St. Scott Hassebrock filed a four-count complaint against his neighbor, Mona Keck, accusing her of changing the locks on property she sold him.

Bipolar drug Zyprexa targeted in St. Clair County suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2006

A high volume television advertiser, St. Louis plaintiff's firm Brown & Crouppen, has a new medicine in its crosshairs--Zyprexa.

Meeting notice: Vote Fraud Committee, Tuesday in O'Fallon

By The Madison County Record | Jan 9, 2006

St. Clair County's Vote Fraud Committee is meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the O'Fallon Community Park in the log cabin building.

Judicial candidate Evans files with 1,403 signatures

By Ann Knef | Jan 10, 2006

Paul Evans, candidate for circuit judge in the 20th Judicial Circuit, has filed petitions to appear on the March 21 primary ballot with more than 1,400 signatures.

Rex Carr seeking $10 million in med-mal trial

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 10, 2006

As trial attorney Rex Carr--the most experienced in the metro area--explained the circumstances of David Askew's death at Anderson Hospital nearly three years ago to Madison County jurors, he wept.

Barge worker claims injuries from tightening wires

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 11, 2006

A man who claims he suffered serious injuries while working on a barge, filed Madison County's first Jones Act case of 2006, against Alter Barge Lines.

Teen's estate sues over fiery crash, death

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 11, 2006

The estate of a 17-year-old passenger died two years ago in a fiery car crash in Collinsville filed a wrongful death suit against the survivors of the 21-year-old driver responsible for the accident.

Hildebrand's suspension upheld by ARDC Review Board

By Ann Knef | Jan 11, 2006

A one-year suspension handed to Granite City criminal defense attorney Thomas E. Hildebrand, Jr. for simultaneously representing clients facing related offenses has been upheld by the Review Board of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC).

Just Ask Gonzo: Update on Stalcup v. Medicine Shoppe for son's overdose death

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 11, 2006

Q: I wish you would update the story about the pharmacy being sued by a boy's mother. I would be forever grateful if you could advise me the current status of the case filed by Tami C. Stalcup against Medicine Shoppe pharmacy.

Peel wants Weber disqualified from hearing class action

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 11, 2006

The Lakin Law Firm has filed a petition for substitution of judge in a class action case, Katherine Lee Henderson v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, because the Wood River plaintiff's firm represented a client that sued Circuit Judge Don Weber in 1992.

St. Elizabeth's hit with two new med mal suits

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 11, 2006

St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville The first days of the new year did not bode well for St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville.

Byron started hearing ex parte

By Steve Korris | Jan 12, 2006

Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron Usually a judge needs two things before he can start a hearing – an attorney for one side and an attorney for the other.

Mattress stain class action case in court Jan. 18

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 13, 2006

A Prairietown man who filed a class action complaint against Sealy Mattress and Famous Barr because they refused to replace his sagging, stained bed, will be in Madison County Circuit Judge Don Weber's courtroom Jan. 18 for a case management conference.

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