News from October 2007

For third time, Peel's sentencing delayed

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 1, 2007

Gary Peel's sentencing has been delayed again, this time so he can find an attorney to help him argue in an appeal that his three federal public defenders were "inadequate."

Michigan plaintiff files asbestos complaint in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 1, 2007

Alvin Stebner of Michigan filed an asbestos suit against 92 defendant corporations, 20 days after learning he suffered from mesothelioma.

Carman sues Union Pacific for shoulder injury

By Ann Knef | Oct 1, 2007

Rudy Teason of Cahokia filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) suit against his employer Union Pacific Railroad over injuries he sustained more than two years ago.

Alorton and cop sued over tasering incident

By Ann Knef | Oct 1, 2007

The city of Alorton and its police officer Bryant Falconer are being sued by a woman claiming battery and false imprisonment.

Judicial Inquiry Board files complaint against Fiss and Young

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 2, 2007

Young The Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board filed a complaint with the Illinois Courts Commission earlier his morning against St. Clair County Circuit Judges Jan Fiss and Patrick Young for "conduct that was prejudicial to the administration of justice and conduct that brought the judicial office into disrepute."

Jerseyville death case transferred out of Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 3, 2007

Southland Tower A lawsuit filed by the estate of a man who died in an empty water tower in Jerseyville was transferred to Jersey County after the defendants successfully argued the case has no ties to Madison County.

CSX worker files FELA complaint in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 4, 2007

A train conductor with CSX Transportation filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act complaint against his employer seeking compensatory damages for cumulative musculoskeletal injuries he sustained since his employment began in 1962.

Man claims Shop Vac ignited fumes, burned him

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 4, 2007

A man who was permanently injured when his Shop Vac ignited fumes in his garage, filed suit against Shop Vac, Inc., in Madison County Circuit Court Sept. 28, alleging his Shop Vac was unreasonably safe.

Dr. Gingrich on defense stand in Madison County med mal trial

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 4, 2007

An area obstetrician will testify Thursday morning on her behalf to defend allegations that she deviated from the standard of care when delivering a baby who suffers from Erb's Palsy.

Intoxicating liquors cause woman's extensive injuries, suit says

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 4, 2007

A woman who was attacked at TSBN Cleo's in Edwardsville filed a personal injury suit against the restaurant claiming it sold too many alcoholic beverages to a patron who assaulted her.

One asbestos trial settles, another one begins in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 4, 2007

A day after asbestos plaintiff Chester Black settled his trial in Madison County another asbestos trial began.

Judge Jack's fury over asbestos fraud ignored by state courts

By Steve Korris | Oct 4, 2007

Judge Janis Graham Jack Does anyone remember how a Democratic judge in Texas defied her party's devotion to mass torts, exposed 10,000 phony suits, imposed a whopping sanction, sparked investigations and instigated reforms?

Daughter claims mother not properly buckled in wheelchair, wrongful death suit says

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 4, 2007

The estate of Elizabeth Massears filed a wrongful death suit against Central Illinois Taxi in Madison County Circuit Court Oct. 2, seeking damages in excess of $100,000.

77 multi-million dollar suits filed against Monsanto

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 4, 2007

Stuart Calwell WINFIELD, W.Va. – A Charleston, West Virginia attorney has filed more than 70 cancer lawsuits against Monsanto and related companies over its old plant in the town of Nitro.

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