News from April 2008

New Lawsuits: Monday, March 31

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 1, 2008

Holly Anne Force and Christopher John Force v. Thomas Szydlik

Captain's Table injury suit set for mandatory arbitration

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 1, 2008

Terri Moore filed a personal injury suit against Penn National Gaming in Madison County Circuit Court March 28, alleging she sustained serious injuries after tripping in the Captain's Table Buffet in the Alton Argosy Casino.

'Legal savvy' Record reporter tapped by Cardinals to serve as asst. press secretary

By Ann Knef | Apr 1, 2008

The St. Louis Cardinals will announce later today that Madison County Record courts reporter Steve Gonzalez has been selected to serve as an assistant press secretary for the 2008 season.

Deadly I-55 crash leads to wrongful death complaint

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 1, 2008

The estate of Georgia Shaw filed a wrongful death complaint against Joann Rye of Normal, Ill., alleging Rye's negligent driving caused Shaw's death.

New Lawsuits: Tuesday, April 1

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 1, 2008

Michael Ramsey v. H2K Construction, LLC, and Mark Elliott

EEOC files discrimination suit against Washington Park business

By Ann Knef | Apr 2, 2008

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Washington Park business for subjecting an African American worker to less favorable working conditions than white employees.

Dram shop suit filed against Locust Hills Golf Course

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 2, 2008

Three people injured in a Belleville automobile accident last year filed a dram shop suit against Locust Hills Golf Course in Lebanon alleging the golf course served alcoholic beverages to a man who later collided with them.

Suit claims Catholic priest impregnated parishioner then coerced her into abortion

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 2, 2008

An Edwardsville woman filed a civil suit against a Catholic priest she claims impregnated her then coerced her into an abortion.

Judge Herndon shoots down Fairview Heights v. Orbitz

By Steve Korris | Apr 2, 2008

Herndon EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon shot down Fairview Heights in its bid for a class action against online travel agencies on March 31, declaring the city didn't belong to the proposed class and he wouldn't certify a class if it did.

DirecTV class action gets preliminary approval by associate judge

By Steve Gonzalez and Ann Knef | Apr 3, 2008

Christopher Kolker St. Clair County Associate Judge Andrew Gleeson gave preliminary approval to a national class action settlement against DirecTV on March 25.

SBA loan workshops available in April

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 3, 2008

Businesses in the Edwardsville and Granite City areas are invited to attend informational workshops regarding the U.S. Government's SBA loan programs.

Lakin waives right to have charges read in superseding indictment

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 3, 2008

Tom Lakin filed a motion with U.S. Magistrate Judge Phillip Frazier March 31, waiving his right to have the charges of the third superseding indictment read to him.

Cahokia resident sues Allstate over unpaid fire claim

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 3, 2008

A Cahokia man who lost almost everything in a house fire filed suit against Allstate Insurance in St. Clair County Circuit Court alleging it has refused to pay his claim.

Lakin firm places FDIC on defense in $25 mortgage fee case

By Steve Korris | Apr 3, 2008

Bozarth EAST ST. LOUIS - Lakin Law Firm attorneys who proposed a class action against mortgage lender RBMG find themselves aiming at a bigger target – the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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