News from January 2007
A Mascoutah man is suing an auto parts manufacturer in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming injuries after a two-ton jack stand collapsed onto his right leg.
Jim and Tonya Hearty of Waterloo are suing Thermal Concepts, Inc. of Clayton, Mo. and Kelly Homes, Inc. of St. Louis claiming a negligently installed flue pipe in their wood-burning chimney resulted in a home fire and personal injuries.
A Mascoutah woman whose middle finger was injured after slipping and falling on ice is sticking it to two area doctors for botching her treatment.
A 37-year veteran signal maintainer with Union Pacific Railroad is suing his employer for low back, hip and leg injuries he sustained while on the job.
Judge Robert Dierker appeared on Fox News "O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday. St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert Dierker infuriated critics and inspired supporters when his controversial new book "Tyranny of Tolerance" was released last week.
A former CSX employee filed a Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) suit in U.S. District Court Dec. 29, claiming CSX failed to provide him a safe place to work.
Maurice Morris filed suit in U.S. District Court Dec. 28, claiming he was fired from Prairie Farms because he is an African-American.
Celestine Taylor filed suit against Hercules Tire and Rubber and Cooper Tire and Rubber in federal court Dec. 18, claiming Hercules Ultra Touring TR brand tires were not reasonably safe in design which caused her to lose control of her vehicle and crash.
Nick Byron The Illinois Appellate Court ordered Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron to allow a benzene defendant's motion for substitution of judge he denied last year.
Courtney and Jim Vostry filed a benzene lawsuit Jan. 2 in Madison County Circuit Court -- the first civil lawsuit seeking damages in excess of $50,000 this year.
Attorneys who have battled for months over the right to represent residents of Hartford in class actions over refinery vapors keep trying to settle their differences.
Gail Renshaw of the Lakin Law Firm has appealed an order of former Madison County Circuit Judge Don Weber dismissing a class action over check cashing fees.
Dan Stack Madison County's goofiest lawsuit vanished in a puff of mootness.
U.S. District Judge Patrick Murphy has remanded to Madison County an Ohio man's personal injury suit against a Georgia company over an accident in Missouri.
A New York woman who suffers from mesothelioma filed the first asbestos suit of 2007 against 104 defendants in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 3, alleging she was exposed to airborne asbestos fibers from his father's clothing.
Tom Keefe St. Clair County Associate Judge James Radcliffe, III tossed the salacious civil sexual assault lawsuit against Lakin Law Firm founder Thomas Lakin out of his court and back into the arms of a reluctant, perhaps, venue to the north.