News from 2007

Train engineer claims seat lacked proper padding

By Ann Knef | Jan 9, 2007

CSX Transportation locomotive engineer Homer A. Lowrance filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) suit against his employer claiming back and hip pain, as well as a partial amputation of his finger.

Professional singer claims dental malpractice damaged career

By Ann Knef | Jan 9, 2007

A Belleville singer who has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe has filed a malpractice suit against three dentists claiming their negligent treatment prohibits him from changing notes with the speed and acuity required of a professional singer.

Lakin's attorney changes mind on transferring case to Madison County

By Ann Knef | Jan 9, 2007

An attorney who asked that a civil sexual assault lawsuit against his client be moved out of St. Clair County and into Madison County because it was more convenient for witnesses, has changed his mind.

Dram shop suit filed against PJ's in Highland

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2007

Ray and Dorothy Higgins filed a dram shop suit against PJ's Lounge claiming the Highland tavern sold alcoholic beverages to a man who became intoxicated and later crashed into Ray Higgins.

Motorcyclist claims poorly maintained road caused crash

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2007

A motorcyclist who claims he lost control of his bike due to loose gravel on the road filed a personal injury suit against Madison County claiming it failed to maintain the road in a reasonably safe condition.

Argosy gambler slips and sues

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2007

Argosy A gambler who injured herself at the Argosy Casino in Alton filed a personal injury suit in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 9, claiming the casino was negligent and careless.

Man claims serious injuries from grinding wheel explosion

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 9, 2007

A Highland man who suffered extensive injuries to his leg from a grinding wheel filed suit against United Abrasives in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 5, claiming the New York company sold him a defective product.

Homeowners await ruling on condemnation for Wal-Mart

By Steve Korris | Jan 10, 2007

After a four day trial over condemnation of Collinsville properties for a shopping center with a Wal-Mart store, Madison County Associate Judge Ralph Mendelsohn faces his biggest decision ever.

'Anticipatory damage' theory kills Darr's car rental class action

By Steve Korris | Jan 10, 2007

Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack opened a door to ridicule of attorney Lanny Darr's class action claim against Affirmative Insurance, and defense attorney Robert Shultz jumped right through it.

Countrywide Home Loans adds experts to local mortgage team

By The Madison County Record | Jan 10, 2007

Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., a member of the Countrywide family, continues its mission to grow its nationwide team of home loan experts who are dedicated to helping home buyers and owners with their home financing needs.

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Legal News Line examines state attorneys-general, supreme courts

By The Madison County Record | Jan 11, 2007

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AmerenIP sued in auto accident

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 11, 2007

The mother of a girl seriously injured when the car she was a passenger in struck a utility pole filed a four-count suit against AmerenIP claiming the utility, not the driver of the car, was negligent.

Med mal committee formed in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 11, 2007

Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis announced the creation of a Medical–Legal committee, to address malpractice issues specific to Madison County.

Wexstten named to appellate court vacancy

By Ann Knef | Jan 11, 2007

Wexstten Second Judicial Circuit Judge James M. Wexstten will fill the vacancy created by the untimely death of Justice Terrence J. Hopkins, the Illinois Supreme Court announced today.

Lakin suit to stay in St. Clair County

By Ann Knef | Jan 11, 2007

Thomas Lakin A civil sexual assault lawsuit against Thomas Lakin will remain in St. Clair County, ruled Associate Judge James Radcliffe III on Thursday afternoon.

Madison County judges severing multi-plaintiff Vioxx claims

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 12, 2007

Stack With hundreds of Vioxx product liability cases to sift through, some Madison County judges seem willing to -- as one defense lawyer put it, "halt the gerrymandering of joinder."

Party Bus

By The Madison County Record | Jan 14, 2007

Curiously, the St. Clair County Bar Association's annual "Judicial Night" is not going to be held in-county this year.

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