A Mississippi River barge worker filed a Jones Act complaint against National Maintenance and Repair Inc. in Madison County Circuit Court Dec. 15, claiming he was severely injured Dec. 16, 2003, while fitting a gunwhale on a barge.
Bob Farmer, M.D. A graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, who is a family practitioner in downstate Illinois, has donated 10,000 copies of his new book to the SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute at SIU (SCCI) in Springfield.
L. Thomas Lakin The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has filed a complaint against Lakin Law Firm founder Lowell Thomas Lakin charging him with sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a minor and with delivering controlled substances.
Crowder It was a busy day for lawyers in the Paxil litigation in Madison County on Tuesday as a routine hearing to enforce an injunction branched into three separate, contentious hearings with two judges.
If Fifth District Appellate Judge Terrence Hopkins had lived a little longer, he would have helped decide whether truck drivers can continue suing Georgia trailer maker Cottrell Inc., in Madison County.
Freed & Weiss headquarters in Chicago Two of the most active class-action plaintiff's attorneys in the Madison and St. Clair County courts do not carry malpractice coverage, even though one was once suspended by the Illinois Bar for harassing several women.
Editor's note: "It's a Wonderful County," written by columnist John J. Hopkins, first appeared in the Dec. 20, 2004 edition of the Record. A timeless gem, it is being reprinted in this year's Christmas edition.
Webmeister Alton doc Charles Earnshaw surrendered his medical license for good during a hearing Wednesday before a review board of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (DPR), several sources tell Dicta.