News from August 2007

$1 million lucky raffle drawn at Glen Carbon Casey's

By The Madison County Record | Aug 1, 2007

Someone who purchased an Illinois Lottery raffle ticket at the Casey's General Store in Glen Carbon, 70 W. Main St., is the lucky winner of $1 million.

Mar Ka Nursing Home resident claims assault, battery and robbery

By Ann Knef | Aug 1, 2007

A resident of a Mascoutah nursing home claims she was assaulted, battered and robbed of her wedding ring, according to a lawsuit filed July 27 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Keeley & Sons, driver named in wrongful death complaint

By Ann Knef | Aug 1, 2007

Joyell Lindley filed a wrongful death complaint against Keeley & Sons and its truck driver Larry J. Benesh over a fatal accident last year that claimed her father's life.

Verett sued by Yellow Book over $17k in unpaid advertising

By Steve Gonzalez and Steve Korris | Aug 1, 2007

An Edwardsville attorney who is fighting for hundreds of thousands of dollars in a personal injury claim against a local pizzeria and police officer is being sued by Yellow Book for failing to pay more than $17,000 in advertising costs.

Tower climber's estate files wrongful death complaint

By Ann Knef | Aug 1, 2007

A wrongful death suit filed on behalf of Daniel Arnold of Alton, killed two years ago in a fall from a from a tower being erected in Butler County, Mo., claims a safety harness manufactured by Klein Tools, Inc. was defectively designed.

Plaintiff Tillery sues for slip and fall on melted ice

By Ann Knef | Aug 1, 2007

Shop N' Save and Metro Ice are in hot water over melted ice that allegedly injured a Jerseyville shopper.

State Farm sued in stolen car claim

By Ann Knef | Aug 1, 2007

A St. Clair County plaintiff is seeking in excess of $100,000 from State Farm Insurance alleging a theft claim involving his 2003 Dodge Stratus has gone unpaid.

Legal foundation discusses public nuisance suits

By John O'Brien | Aug 2, 2007

Victor Schwartz WASHINGTON, D.C. - The past, present and future of public nuisance claims were all part of a discussion broadcasted Thursday by the Washington Legal Foundation.

Lakins prefer that flaky Ford case pass the Judge Kardis litmus test

By Steve Korris | Aug 2, 2007

Retired Judge Kardis Lakin Law Firm attorneys want Madison County Associate Judge Richard Tognarelli to run a national class action trial against Ford Motor Company the way retired Circuit Judge Philip Kardis would have run it.

Seroquel suit claims 'so much' is poured into marketing and away from research

By Ann Knef | Aug 2, 2007

John Driscoll A drug used to treat schizophrenia and acute manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, is in the crosshairs of St. Louis attorney John Driscoll of Brown & Crouppen.

Forum battle in attorneys' war is for judge to figure out

By Steve Korris | Aug 2, 2007

Brad Lakin Now that the Lakin Law Firm has sued Chicago attorneys in Madison County and Chicago attorneys have sued the Lakins in Cook County, somebody has to figure out who sued first.

Stack severing and sending off Vioxx claims that don't belong in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 2, 2007

Daniel Stack Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack continues to make it clear that Vioxx plaintiffs must live in-county. For if out-of-towners want their cases to remain in his court they had better have compelling reasons.

Lakin's arraignment postponed two weeks; set Aug. 27

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 2, 2007

Tom Lakin Tom Lakin's arraignment that had been set for Aug. 3, has been postponed until Aug. 27 in Benton.

iPhone taken on by experienced class action litigator

By Jesse Ammerman | Aug 3, 2007

Less than a month after Apple released its iPhone, an attorney well-versed in products liability class actions filed an action over the product in Cook County.

Mob Rule: Family secrets and Springfield budgets

By Dan Proft | Aug 4, 2007

There are two community theater-quality dramas approaching their respective denouements.

Jury Reform: More pay and get people who care

By Ed Murnane | Aug 4, 2007

Madeline Byrne was a bit surprised -- and not happy -- when she received her summons to report for jury duty in Sanford, N.C.

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