News from November 2007

Dwight Kay announces run against Jay Hoffman

By Ann Knef | Nov 5, 2007

Dwight Kay Dwight Kay, vice president of Cassens Transport in Edwardsville, has announced his candidacy for state representative in the 112th District.

Scott AFB housing developer seeks state tax exemption in court

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 6, 2007

Scott Air Force Base Properties LLC (SAFBP) filed a complaint for declaratory judgment against St. Clair County asking a federal court to declare military housing property owned by SAFPB and the government not be subject to ad valorem taxation.

Hearing loss claimed in suit against Alton and Southern

By Ann Knef | Nov 6, 2007

A St. Louis law firm has filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act suit in St. Clair County against Alton and Southern Railway on behalf of six workers who claim ear injuries due to excessive horn and whistle noises.

Podiatrist named in med mal action by amputee

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 6, 2007

A woman who had to have her right leg amputated below the knee because of an infection after a bunionectomy filed a medical malpractice suit against Alan Gitersonke, D.P.M.

FELA suit filed in federal court

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 6, 2007

William Campbell, a conductor for CSX Transportation, filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act suit against his employer alleging he sustained neck and back injuries after being exposed to repetitive trauma during his career at the railroad.

QA: Circuit Clerk candidate Brendan Kelly looks to paperless, wireless future

By Ann Knef | Nov 6, 2007

Brendan Kelly The Record asked St. Clair County Circuit Clerk candidate Brendan Kelly, a Democrat, to answer questions regarding his qualifications. In the November 2008 general election, Kelly is hoping to succeed long-time Circuit Clerk Barney Metz, who is retiring.

Thomas Maag arrested for soliciting a prostitute

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 6, 2007

Edwardsville attorney Thomas Maag was arrested for soliciting a prostitute by the Granite City Police Department on Nov. 2.

Wisconsin man files mesothelioma claim in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 6, 2007

A Wisconsin man diagnosed with mesothelioma filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court Oct. 31, claiming 48 defendant corporations are responsible for his illness.

Local bankruptcy attorney ready to combat predatory creditors

By The Madison County Record | Nov 6, 2007

Local consumer bankruptcy attorney Andy Miofsky recently survived an intensive five-day training session in bankruptcy litigation at Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Camp.

Karmeier to administer oath to new attorneys

By Ann Knef | Nov 6, 2007

Justice Karmeier pictured during a swearing-in ceremony for attorneys in May 2006 in Collinsville. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier will preside and administer the attorney's oath when 105 new lawyers are admitted to practice in ceremonies in Carbondale on Thursday, Nov. 8.

KFC chicken contained pieces of bird's spine, head and neck, suit claims

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 6, 2007

A man who bit into a piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken claims it contained parts of the bird's spine, head and neck, according to a personal injury suit filed in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 5.

Maag offers no explanation in single appeal of eight Stack orders

By Steve Korris | Nov 7, 2007

MOUNT VERNON – Thomas Maag, unhappy with Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack for sending a Tennessee trucker with a Tennessee claim to a Tennessee court, seeks in a single appeal to overturn that decision and seven other orders Stack signed in the case.

Truck parts instead of briefs exchanged in MC court

By Steve Korris | Nov 8, 2007

Stack Usually attorneys exchange briefs, but in a Madison County personal injury suit they exchange truck parts.

Special docket set for Madison County med mal cases

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 8, 2007

Judge Callis Madison County's five civil circuit judges who preside over medical malpractice cases have set a special Case Management Conferece (CMC) for all their cases to decide which ones will move forward with mediation.

National class against Travelers whittled down courtesy of Avery

By Steve Korris | Nov 8, 2007

Jeffrey Millar Jeffrey Millar of the Lakin Law Firm has abandoned his plan for a national class action against Travelers Casualty and Surety.

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