News from September 2007
Lawyers, try as they may to masquerade as something other, have a tendency under duress to revert back to their true life form.
If U.S. District Judge J. Philip Gilbert allows certain evidence into Tom Lakin's criminal trial, witness "John Doe 2" will testify that the once-powerful Metro-East plaintiff's lawyer "sexually groomed" him as a teenage minor.
The estate of Ambrose Poss filed an asbestos suit against 79 defendant corporations claiming he was exposed to asbestos while employed as a mechanic, service manager, business manager, supervisor and general manager at various locations from 1946-1981.
A woman who claims a Collinsville motel failed to provide a non-skid surface in its bathtub filed a $50,000 personal injury lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court.
Twenty current and former employees of the Casino Queen allege the business engaged in racial discrimination and retaliated against black employees who complained about it, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.
Judy Greer filed a personal injury suit against Maco Management in Madison County Circuit Court Aug. 30, alleging she was injured when she tripped and fell in a hole on her rental property.
A Fort Worth, Texas man who was allegedly struck by an Illinois State Police vehicle in Effingham filed a personal injury suit seeking damages in excess of $100,000 for his alleged injuries.
Robert and Kay Jones of Union County filed suit in U.S. District Court against various law enforcement officials alleging they deprived them of their civil rights which resulted in the wrongful death of their son, Melvin Jones, a Navy veteran and member of the Illinois National Guard.
Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald of the Illinois Supreme Court, Director L. Tammy Duckworth of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, officials of The John Marshall Law School and the Illinois State Bar Association announced Wednesday a joint initiative to support Illinois veterans in obtaining legal services and disability and educational benefits.