News from November 2007
While it was disappointing, the ruling by Cook County Judge Diane Joan Larsen that the 2005 Illinois medical-malpractice reform bill is unconstitutional, it was not unexpected, nor is it the end of the world for advocates of fairness and of common sense legal reform in Illinois.
Thanksgiving. It used to be a simple holiday to give thanks, of course, for a successful harvest. Later, we gave thanks for our many blessings. Then, football was added and made it a nearly perfect holiday.
Fairview Heights property owners Janice and Thomas Petroff, Jr. are seeking in excess of $1.5 million over a busted land-lease deal with Verizon Wireless.
Willie Gene Fleming and his wife Jacqueline Fleming are suing Jesse's Place in East St. Louis and its owners for an attack that left Willie Gene Fleming severely and permanently injured.
Mohammad Hashemi, M.D., a U.S. citizen of Iranian ancestry, claims he was wrongfully detained and tormented by an Alorton police officer two years ago while en route to an emergency call at Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital.
St. Elizabeth's Clarence Orschell filed a medical malpractice complaint on behalf of his wife Janet who died two years ago due to complications involving hypovolemic shock.
A Belleville family claims a Lebanon plumber failed to properly install a hot water heater in their mobile home, causing them to be exposed to carbon monoxide.
Sanofi-Aventis U.S. is being sued by consumers of Ketek -- an antibiotic used to treat sinusitis, bronchitis and pneumonia -- by 47 plaintiffs from around the country in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
A daughter of a Belleville nursing home resident has filed suit on behalf of her deceased mother whom she claims was negligently cared for at Willow Creek Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.
The brother and son of a St. Clair County circuit judge have filed suit against Eli Lilly claiming its anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa is defectively designed, inadequately tested, dangerous and lacked proper warnings.
Church of the Living God in Belleville and the driver of its 1994 Ford Club Wagon are being sued by Vanessa and James Hillier over an accident that took place Dec. 1, 2005.
Cregger Company, Inc. filed suit against H.J. Frierdich & Sons, Inc., doing business as Columbia Plumbing Co., regarding an account balance due of $128,637.50.
A Madison County woman filed suit against Lillian Enterprises, doing business as 4-O-II Quick Shop, claiming the business sold liquor to her underage son.
The Fifth Appellate Court has reversed Madison County Circuit Judge Lola Maddox who in July 2006 dismissed a Lakin Law Firm class action suit for a reason that a federal court had previously rejected.
Betty Talley filed the 1,000th civil lawsuit this year in the "L" division in Madison County Circuit Court on Nov. 27, claiming her brother Herbert Hollis died as a result of asbestos exposure.