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Dislike of Wal-Mart prompts union worker's suit to block development

What's the difference between a union protest against Wal-Mart and a taxpayer lawsuit against the city of Collinsville?

Jurors' pay would increase to minimum wage under proposal

Rep. Jack Franks A state lawmaker wants to raise juror pay by as much as 600 percent as an incentive to create a more representative jury pool.

Lakin class action muscle softening

Former Lakin Law Firm attorney Richard Burke claims the firm can no longer handle class action litigation, and the attorneys he left behind apparently agree.

Burke's last settlement is over fax fee case

Attorney Richard Burke's suit against his former employer, the Lakin Law Firm, claims the firm owes him a portion of the proceeds from the Dec. 22 settlement of a class action.

Age discrimination claimed in federal suit

Michael Lawson filed an age discrimination suit against his former employer in federal court Jan. 22 claiming he was fired from Novell Inc., despite being ranked as a top salesman.

Barge worker claims injuries on board barge

Charles O. Carlisle filed a Jones Act suit against National Maintenance & Repair in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 25, seeking damages in excess of $100,000.

California plaintiff files asbestos suit in Madison County

A California man suffering from mesothelioma filed an asbestos suit in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 25, claiming his disease was wrongfully caused.

Six class actions filed against Ford in federal court

Jeffrey Lowe of St. Louis filed six class action suits in U.S. District Court Jan. 29, against Ford Motor Co. claiming certain Ford vehicles are defective and unsafe.

'Too Many Services' failed to pay at all, suit says

A Fairview Heights man who claims his employer failed to turn over child support payments being deducted from his paycheck for 12 years is suing.

Arbitration training seminars set in Madison County

Judge Callis was instrumental in bringing arbitration to Madison County An arbitration training seminar will be conducted for attorneys interested in becoming certified to conduct arbitration hearings in Madison County

Stiehl allows prosecutor to challenge Peel's witness

Attorney Gary Peel lost another court battle this week as U.S. District Judge William Stiehl ruled that the government will be able to hold a hearing to question the relevancy of an expert Peel's public defender hired in his criminal case.

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Don't blow it

Blew it St. Clair County Judge Patrick Young saved his breath. He's apparently poised to proclaim innocence in the matter of his December DUI arrest.

Legislature to blame for utility rates

To the editor:

Pot v. Kettle

When he looks in the mirror, plaintiff's attorney Richard Burke sees Albert Pujols, summarily kicked off the Cardinals by Tony LaRussa's sniveling, incompetent son appointed successor.

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Econo Inn owner sued for hotel fire death

Econo Inn in Washington Park The owner of a Washington Park motel is being sued for negligence over a fire which caused the death of Katrice S. Carraway and her unborn child on March 27, 2005.

Loose ballast caused railroader's hip and back injuries

CSX Transportation employee Craig Burris filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act suit claiming he slipped and fell on loose ballast at the railroad's Roselake Yards facility in Fairmont City.

Tornado cited in railroad worker's injury claim

An Evansville, Ind. man filed a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) suit against CSX Transportation in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 25, claiming it failed to provide him with a safe place to work.