News from March 2007

SimmonsCooper settles old OxyContin suit

By Steve Korris | Mar 1, 2007

Judy Cates SimmonsCooper law firm wrung a settlement out of an inactive OxyContin class action that the Korein Tillery firm dumped three years ago.

Lakin class actions falling by the wayside

By Steve Korris | Mar 1, 2007

Eighty days after Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron gave the Lakin Law Firm 30 days to rewrite a class action complaint demanding change on gift card purchases at Wal-Mart, the firm has not rewritten it.

Cardiologist named in Madison County med mal suit

By Ann Knef | Mar 1, 2007

Granite City resident Darren K. Bone filed a medical malpractice suit against Belleville cardiologist Roop Lal, M.D., Cardiology Consultants and St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

Ameren sued for electrical worker's burns

By Ann Knef | Mar 1, 2007

An electrical worker is suing Ameren for burns he received while working on a power line in Edwardsville in October 2005.

ICJL hopes to halt 'anti-business' bills

By Ann Knef | Mar 1, 2007

Ed Murnane The Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL) is urging people to speak out against two "anti-business" bills gaining momentum in Springfield.

Defense says Schwaller's death related to pre-existing conditions

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 2, 2007

Patricia Schwaller's preexisting risk factors - a family history of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and sedentary lifestyle - was responsible for her tragic unfortunate, sudden cardiac death at age 53, Merck attorney Dan Ball told Madison County jurors Thursday as he wrapped up his opening arguments.

Attorney Ramsey withdraws as Burke's counsel

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 2, 2007

Richard Burke Robert Ramsey filed a motion to withdraw as attorney for Richard Burke in his $5 million lawsuit against Brad Lakin and the firm that bears his name.

Birchfield, Watts make dynamic plaintiff's duo

By Ann Knef | Mar 2, 2007

Andy Birchfield Local attorney John Driscoll of St. Louis' Brown & Crouppen may have hand-carried Frank Schwaller's Vioxx claim to the Madison County Courthouse, but it is the confident, experienced out-of-state legal duo waging this court's first such battle.

Young admits driving drunk, accepts court supervision

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 2, 2007

Clyde Kuehn St. Clair County Circuit Judge Patrick Young has admitted he was driving drunk in return for negotiated terms and conditions of his sentence.

St. Clair Squares

By The Madison County Record | Mar 3, 2007

Making a Comeback It's on the map because it's a retail mecca, not a bastion of political intrigue.

A dim view of justice

By The Madison County Record | Mar 4, 2007

Color us flattered that mega-millionaire Texas trial attorney Mikal Watts thought to mention The Record during jury selection in Schwaller v. Merck this week.

Kansas City worker's estate files asbestos case in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 5, 2007

The estate of Robert Briggs filed an asbestos suit against 94 defendant corporations in Madison County Circuit Court Feb. 28, claiming his disease was wrongfully caused.

Soldier sues PepsiCo over foreign matter in Amp

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 5, 2007

A U.S. soldier who served a tour of duty on foreign soil claims a foreign substance was in his energy drink, according to a suit filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court March 1.

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