News from November 2007

Age and sex discrimination suit filed against Conoco Phillips Pipe Line

By Ann Knef | Nov 29, 2007

A former employee of Conoco Phillips Pipe Line Co. in East St. Louis has filed an age and sex discrimination suit in federal court.

Dentist files slander suit against fellow practitioner in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2007

Dr. Richard Boatman, Jr. filed a two-count slander and defamation suit Nov. 20 in Madison County against fellow dentist Dr. William Beckert.

Estate claims colon perforated during colonoscopy

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2007

Anderson Hospital in Maryville The estate of a woman who died due to complications of a perforated colon filed a wrongful death suit against Anderson Hospital and Dr. Stephen Prange Striegel in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 20.

Subway slip and fall subject of Madison County suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2007

Bonnie Bloome of Harvel in Montgomery County filed a personal injury suit against James and Sandra Shepherd who operate a Subway sandwich shop at 216 South Main in Hillsboro, also in Montgomery County.

Former chief judge represents plaintiffs in head-on collision suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2007

The former chief judge of St. Clair County Circuit Court filed suit on behalf of Paula Kelley and the estate of Carrie Randolph involving a head-on collision on Interstate 55.

Stack's ruling sinks barge worker's Jones Act claim

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2007

Judge Stack A barge that cannot move is not a vessel.

'7 Reasons' gives teens no-questions-asked contract not to drink, drive

By Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef | Nov 29, 2007

Drummond "7 Reasons to Leave the Party," a blunt, visual and interactive school program designed to curb dangerous teen behavior was presented to several Metro-East high schools Wednesday.

Tom Lakin will have one trial after all, judge rules

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 29, 2007

Lakin United States District Judge J. Phil Gilbert ruled again that Tom Lakin will have just one trial.

Matoesian: No damage, no moldy apartment class action

By Steve Korris | Nov 30, 2007

For two-and-a-half years attorney Lanny Darr of Godfrey hunted for mold damage at Bissell Apartments in Venice without finding any, so Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian at last shut down Darr's futile search.

High court knocks out class action against Intel

By Steve Gonzalez | Nov 30, 2007

Justice Fitzgerald In a 5-0 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled both lower courts got it wrong in a Madison County case that allowed a national class action to go forward against Intel over Pentium IV processors.

Tillery subpoenas retailers over Pfizer pills sold in MC in 2005

By Steve Korris | Nov 30, 2007

Tillery Attorney Stephen Tillery of St. Louis has served subpoenas on eight national retailers, demanding to know how many Pfizer pills they sold in Madison County in 2005.

Attorneys in Bemis class action bring another dispute for Crowder to resolve

By Steve Korris | Nov 30, 2007

Judge Crowder Five days after Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder told attorneys in a Lakin Law Firm class action to resolve disputes within guidelines she set or bring the disputes back to her one by one, they brought one back to her.

Dead class rep replaced with band of seven chiropractors

By Steve Korris | Nov 30, 2007

Jeff Millar Lakin Law Firm attorneys pursuing a Madison County class action with a dead class representative for almost four years have found seven living chiropractors to replace him.

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