News from October 2007

Q-Med sues roofer for $470k after wind storm

By Ann Knef | Oct 10, 2007

A whole new roof that didn't hold up may cost Bade Roofing, Inc. of St. Louis more than $470,000.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome claimed in FELA suit

By Ann Knef | Oct 10, 2007

A locomotive engineer for Illinois Central Railroad claims he suffers from bilateral lower extremity tarsal tunnel syndrome due to cumulative trauma and excessive whole body vibration, according to a suit filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Madison County jurors rule for defense in asbestos trial

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 10, 2007

Ted Gianaris Madison County jurors on Wednesday afternoon delivered yet another defense verdict in a rare asbestos trial.

Civil engineering firm sued by developer

By Ann Knef | Oct 10, 2007

Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen is being sued by a client who alleges the civil engineering firm failed to perform appropriate hydraulic calculations and failed to properly assess flood plains on land parcels in the Orchards neighborhood in Belleville.

Caseyville bar blamed for customer attacking fellow customer

By Ann Knef | Oct 10, 2007

A patron of a Caseyville bar claims her property was damaged and she suffered a disabling injury to her left shoulder when a fellow patron of the Olde Bridge Inn attacked and battered her.

Report: U.S. Attorney's Office taking profit out of crime

By Ann Knef | Oct 11, 2007

Peel Feds collected more than $10 million from convicted felons and other civil defendants in the Southern District of Illinois during fiscal year 2007, according to U.S. Attorney Randy G. Massey.

ATV's carburetor was defective, federal suit says

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 11, 2007

Brian Latham filed suit against Edelbrock Corporation in U.S. District Court Oct. 10, alleging the carburetor he purchased was defective.

Silicosis: Industrial disaster needed to support 'phantom epidemic'

By Steve Korris | Oct 11, 2007

Judge Janis Jack Honest doctors don't find asbestosis and silicosis in the same X-ray, but a pack of doctors claimed they found both thousands of times.

Mack Trucks named in St. Clair County breach suit

By Ann Knef | Oct 11, 2007

Beelman Truck Co. and Transportation, Inc. have filed a breach of contract suit against Mack Trucks, Inc. in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Wrongful death trial against Rosewood Care Center is under way

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 11, 2007

Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville Opening statements began today in Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron's courtroom in a case against Rosewood Care Center of Edwardsville.

Red wine-banana split simile applied in Lakin witness argument

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 11, 2007

"Unlike fine wine, old case law does not improve with age," Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Clark waxed in an Oct. 5 response regarding evidence he wants to introduce at Tom Lakin's criminal trial.

National class action filed against Fairview Heights merchant over credit card receipts

By Ann Knef | Oct 11, 2007

Marion attorney John R. Patchett has filed a second federal class action lawsuit alleging his client and others were wronged when a merchant printed the last four digits and expiration dates of credit cards on receipts.

Med mal suit filed against ER doc at Alton Memorial

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 11, 2007

Brian Budde filed a medical malpractice suit against Dr. Sanit Saengsamran in Madison County Circuit Court alleging the doctor failed to exercise the degree of skill possessed by practitioners in the field of emergency medicine.

Madison County miniblind class action would shut down industry

By Steve Korris | Oct 12, 2007

Judge Daniel Stack In the grandest of all class action claims attorney Jeffrey Lowe of Clayton, Mo. proposes hundreds of millions of refunds repudiating purchases of more than a billion window miniblinds.

Benzene complaint names 27 corporations as defendants

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 12, 2007

The estate of Robert Peckham filed suit against 27 defendant corporations in Madison County Circuit Court claiming benzene exposure.

Pending motions in class with dead plaintiff to be heard Oct. 18

By Steve Korris | Oct 12, 2007

Richard Burke Lakin Law Firm attorneys can't find a living class substitute for a dead class representative in a Madison County class action, but former Lakin lawyer Richard Burke boasts two in two weeks.

Reality of Obama taking hold

By Dan Proft | Oct 14, 2007

Fred Thompson is not the only presidential candidate suffering under the weight of unrealistic expectations. It appears that exuberant Democrat primary voters are finding out that Barack Obama's appeal begins and ends with his personal story.

Jackpot denied

By The Madison County Record | Oct 14, 2007

Local asbestos lawyer extraordinaire Ted Gianaris asked a Madison County jury for an incredible $29 million last week.

Astellas Pharma sued in St. Clair County by Protopic users

By Ann Knef | Oct 15, 2007

The manufacturer of a skin disease ointment is being sued in St. Clair County Circuit Court by plaintiffs who claim that use of Protopic caused cancer.

Big Daddy's sued by bounced patron

By Ann Knef | Oct 15, 2007

Big Daddy's Big Daddy's Disco Diner in Belleville is being sued by a patron who claims security personnel used excessive force in violently removing him from the premises on April 8.

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