News from 2007

New judges post 'Court Officers Only' sign on door

By Steve Korris | Jan 5, 2007

Judge Crowder Madison County's new circuit judges, Barbara Crowder and Dave Hylla, have posted their corner of the top courthouse floor as private property.

Last case of '06 in Madison County is new class action

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 5, 2007

Heller An Edwardsville man filed a class action suit against Terminix and The ServiceMaster Company in Madison County Circuit Court Dec. 29, claiming the defendants failed to provide termite services as required by statute.

Class action claims AT&T charged hidden connection fee

By Ann Knef | Jan 5, 2007

A new class action lawsuit has been filed against AT&T (Illinois Bell) over "hidden fees" charged for connecting local calls from its directory assistance service.

Former ESL Housing Aurhority manager sues after firing

By Ann Knef | Jan 5, 2007

A former manager at the East St. Louis Housing Authority (ESLHA) claims his public criticism of the organization's executive director cost him his job.

Hunter sues deer stand maker after collapse

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 5, 2007

A man who injured himself when his deer stand collapsed filed a personal injury suit in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 3, against the manufacturer of the stand.

Pop's wet dance floor leads to personal injury

By Ann Knef | Jan 5, 2007

A messy mixture of beer and mixed drinks caused patrons of Pop's Saloon in Sauget to collide on the dance floor.

Stack denies plaintiff's second 'bite of the apple'

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 5, 2007

Richard Hunsaker Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack denied a family's request for a new medical malpractice trial on Jan. 2.

Everyone's got one

By The Madison County Record | Jan 7, 2007

We hang around judges for a living here at The Record. So we figured it's about time to let you in on a little secret.

Lil' Munchkins Childcare Celebrates Grand Opening in Belleville

By The Madison County Record | Jan 8, 2007

Where the skies are blue and the sun always shines, if you need a Lil' time were here for you. Lil' Munchkins is now accepting enrollment for ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age for Morning, Evening and Overnight.

Ford sued over defective Expedition

By Ann Knef | Jan 8, 2007

A Belleville woman and St. Louis man are suing Ford Motor Co. in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming the seatback of a 2003 Expedition was defectively designed.

Trucker driver's widow seeks $50k for husband's heart attack

By Ann Knef | Jan 8, 2007

A woman whose truck-driver husband suffered a fatal heart attack while hauling gas cylinders from Cahokia to North Kansas City, Mo., is blaming the shipment's owner for his death.

Flour slip up lands Golden Dip Coatings in court

By Ann Knef | Jan 8, 2007

Kerry Ingredients in Millstadt Joseph Perrone is suing the owners of Golden Dip Coatings in Millstadt for injuries sustained while descending a flight of wooden stairs.

Barroom beating victim seeks $600k

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 8, 2007

Patty's Pub in Fairmont City A Fairmont City man filed suit against Patty's Pub II, Patricia Alvarez and Richard Skinner in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 5, claiming he sustained injuries after being assaulted at the Fairmont tavern.

Customer sues Huck's for falling through doorway

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 8, 2007

Angela Graves filed a personal injury suit against the East Alton Huck's convenience store in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 5, seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

Connecticut victim is latest asbestos filer in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 8, 2007

Theresa Gauthier of Connecticut filed an asbestos suit against nine defendant corporations in Madison County alleging she was exposed to asbestos while working from 1952 to 1995 as a bookkeeper, investigator, secretary and postal clerk at various locations.

ICJL plans to 'kick up' legislative agenda

By Ann Knef | Jan 8, 2007

Ed Murnane While he doesn't expect a Democratically-controlled state legislature to carry a civil justice reform banner, Illinois Civil Justice League President Ed Murnane is hopeful that his organization will gain ground in Springfield this session.

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