News from May 2007

Peel asks for new trial

By Steve Gonzalez | May 1, 2007

Gary Peel Attorneys for Gary Peel filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge William Stiehl to grant him a new trial claiming cumulative errors in the case denied Peel a fair trial.

Plaintiff claims $69k in damages for $6,300 bad check

By Steve Gonzalez | May 1, 2007

Debbie Herzog filed suit against Rhino Solutions Group of Alton and its owners in Madison County Circuit Court April 18, seeking to collect damages in excess of $69,000 for a $6,300 bad check.

California claimant says ex-husband's and father's clothes caused illness

By Steve Gonzalez | May 1, 2007

A California woman who suffers from mesothelioma filed an asbestos suit against 76 defendant corporations in Madison County Circuit Court April 25, alleging she was exposed to airborne asbestos fibers from her father's and ex-husband's clothing.

Appellate Court sides with Cueto in forum decision

By Steve Gonzalez | May 2, 2007

Judge Lloyd Cueto The Illinois Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon unanimously affirmed St. Clair County Circuit Judge Lloyd Cueto's decision to deny a motion to dismiss a legal malpractice case pursuant to the doctrine of forum non conveniens.

Class action filed against Country Mutual Insurance

By Ann Knef | May 2, 2007

Kathleen Roche, a Belleville chiropractor, has filed a class action lawsuit against Country Mutual Insurance Co. claiming it used a "silent PPO" scheme to deny Illinois healthcare providers millions of dollars in payouts.

Pizza Hut plaintiff wants $50k in default judgement

By Steve Gonzalez | May 2, 2007

Edwardsville attorney Amanda Verett wants a judge to enter a default judgment in excess of $50,000 against a man she opened the door for at Pizza Hut because he failed to answer her lawsuit within 30 days.

Prisoner seeks $30M for alleged assault by guards

By Steve Gonzalez | May 2, 2007

An inmate serving 15 years in prison for armed robbery and assault of a peace officer filed a complaint in federal court claiming that correctional officers assaulted him while he was incarcerated at the Williamson County Jail.

Countrywide class action claims whittled down

By Steve Korris | May 3, 2007

Paul Marks On the day Mark Brown of the Lakin Law Firm bargained a class action down to a penny before Madison County Circuit Judge Dave Hylla, Paul Marks abandoned three accusations in a Lakin class action before Hylla.

Associate judge applicants have until June 4 to apply for bench

By Steve Gonzalez | May 3, 2007

Madison County attorneys have until 5 p.m. on June 4, to turn in their applications if they want to become an associate judge, according to a press release issued by Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis.

Feds say they won't hand over witness statements to Lakin's attorney

By Steve Gonzalez | May 3, 2007

Tom Lakin Federal prosecutors say they don't intend to allow Tom Lakin's criminal attorney access to witness statements or grand jury testimony until it is required to do so by the rules of discovery.

Tillery and Byron team up to revive $10.1 billion Philip Morris verdict

By Steve Korris | May 3, 2007

Judge Nicholas Byron Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron and attorney Stephen Tillery have brought back to life a $10.1 billion light cigarette class action case that Byron dismissed last year under an order from the Illinois Supreme Court.

Brooke Insurance & Financial Services

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2007

Brooke Insurance & Financial Services Grand Opening

Sublime Ads & That Lime Truck

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2007

Sublime Ads & That Lime Truck out on the Streets!

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