News from 2006

Asbestos worth the risks author Maines asserts

By Ann Knef | Jan 13, 2006

Rachel Maines While the $140 billion asbestos trust fund bill stalls in congress, the asbestos litigation problem in America grows. Businesses have declared bankruptcy, jobs have been lost, consumer goods cost more and the country is less competitive.

Attorney General Gonzales stops in Fairview Heights

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 13, 2006

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales paid a visit to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fairview Heights on Jan. 12, to discuss the area's top law enforcement priorities with federal prosecutors and various federal agents.

Armstrong Teasdale elects new partners

By The Madison County Record | Jan 13, 2006

St. Louis, MO - Armstrong Teasdale LLP announced that Daniel M. Fitzgerald, Michael S. Jefferies, David B. Jennings, Cynthia A. Petracek and Robert B. Reeser, III have been elected to partnership at the firm's St. Louis office, effective Jan. 1.

Hackett QA: Political balance (at least not a monopoly) will help cure court's reputation

By Ann Knef | Jan 14, 2006

Associate Judge James Hackett Associate Judge James Hackett, a Republican running in the general election, says a politically balanced court is one step toward repairing Madison County's damaged reputation.

The Big Fat Greek Verdict

By John J. Hopkins | Jan 15, 2006

One of the biggest hits in the summer of 2001 was a small, independently produced film with a strange and very personal title--"My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

That's two strikes, now spare us

By The Madison County Record | Jan 15, 2006

What exactly was Gordon Maag's reputation around Southern Illinois before he ran for the State Supreme Court?

Cassens seeks to dismiss $2 million suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 15, 2006

A 25-count lawsuit seeking $2 million in damages from a Metro-East trucking firm is set for hearing on a motion to dismiss on Jan. 25.

Mega benzene case to be heard on dismissal motion

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 16, 2006

Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian will hear arguments on Jan. 20, to dismiss a benzene case that was filed by a man who claims he developed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) after being exposed to benzene.

Venue motion to be heard in Rosewood Care Center case

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 16, 2006

Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack will hear Rosewood Care Center's motion to transfer venue in a case filed by a resident seeking damages in excess of $300,000 for suffering falls, malnutrition, bedsores and a "raging" infection.

Dormant class action against Alton Memorial in case management

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 16, 2006

Robert Honke's class action case against Alton Memorial Hospital will finally have a case management conference (CMC) after several failed attempts.

Flattened boxes injures Dollar General shopper

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 16, 2006

Dollar General in Southview Plaza in O' Fallon A woman who claims she fell on flattened cardboard boxes at the O'Fallon Dollar General store filed a personal injury suit against the store.

Man sues liquor store owners for violent attack

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 16, 2006

One Stop Liquor Store in East St. Louis A man who claims he was beaten unconscious by bat-wielding attackers who also are the owners of One Stop Liquor Store in East St. Louis, filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court Jan. 5.

Park district seeks to dismiss elderly woman's personal injury claim

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 16, 2006

A 77-year-old woman who was knocked to the ground by a teen-ager in Granite City's Wilson Park last summer will be in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 25, as defendants move to dismiss her personal injury suit.

Stack affirmed by appellate court

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 16, 2006

Circuit Judge Dan Stack One of the few pending cases Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack has on his criminal docket was affirmed unanimously by the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fifth District on Jan. 13.

FELA suit filed against Union Pacific

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 17, 2006

Kenneth Bradshaw filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act suit against Union Pacific Railroad in St. Clair County Circuit Court Jan. 5, seeking damages in excess of $150,000 for injuries he allegedly received while working.

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