News from August 2008

Divorce proceeding: Rick Jones says IRS, FBI have his ledgers

By Steve Korris | Aug 1, 2008

IRS and FBI agents have obtained records of former developer and contractor Rick Jones of Wood River, according to a document in his divorce proceeding against wife Dorothy Jones.

The Audacity of Arrogance: The Fresh Prince of Hot Air

By John J. Hopkins | Aug 2, 2008

Hopkins The problem, therefore, dear readers, is not that he is black, but that he's green.

Stove scare

By The Madison County Record | Aug 2, 2008

St. Louis' very own Steven Tillery sounded the alarm on America's great "stove tipping" consumer menace.

Pair of class actions up for hearing in Madison, St. Clair counties

By Steve Korris | Aug 4, 2008

Hylla Two judges in two counties will hold hearings two days apart in two identical class actions from two law firms.

Suit filed on unpaid promissory notes totaling $1.2 million

By Ann Knef | Aug 5, 2008

Brian H. Bauer has filed a complaint against Jim Sehr, seeking more than $1.2 million for unpaid promissory notes.

Mother says daughter fondled by male students on school bus

By Ann Knef | Aug 5, 2008

Laidlaw Transit Inc. and Collinsville Community Unit School District 10 are being sued by a woman who claims her daughter was fondled by male students on a school bus last year.

Elevator employee injured by falling debris in shaft, suit claims

By Ann Knef | Aug 5, 2008

An employee of Kone Elevator claims he was hurt by falling ceiling materials in an elevator shaft at a job site in Edwardsville, according to a personal injury lawsuit.

Glen Carbon attorney elected ISBA treasurer

By Ann Knef | Aug 5, 2008

Dennis Orsey Attorney Dennis J. Orsey of Glen Carbon has been elected treasurer of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) by its 25-member Board of Governors.

Mall customer claims injuries after tripping near Dillard's

By Ann Knef | Aug 6, 2008

St. Clair Square St. Clair Square customer Lavinia Hoelter is seeking in excess of $250,000 in damages for injuries she says she sustained outside the Fairview Heights mall when she tripped over fencing material.

Hole in McDonald's parking lot caused injuries, woman claims

By Ann Knef | Aug 6, 2008

McDonald's A woman who tripped in a McDonald's parking lot on pavement used for the drive-through is suing the restaurant owner for damages in excess of $50,000.

JF Electric and driver sued after trailer crosses into oncoming lane

By Ann Knef | Aug 6, 2008

JF Electric is being sued by a woman who allegedly sustained serious injuries when a trailer loaded with a wooden light pole came unhooked and crossed into her oncoming traffic lane.

Sears customer claims stove was defective

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 6, 2008

Donald Weeks has filed a breach of contract suit against Sears, alleging a gas ranged stove he purchased had defects.

Blue soapy substance leads to suit against Dollar General

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 6, 2008

Dollar General A mother who slipped and fell while holding her daughter at the Pontoon Beach Dollar General has filed a personal injury suit seeking damages in excess of $15,000.

Shopper sues Wal-Mart for slipping on slippery substance

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 6, 2008

Wal-Mart A man who slipped and fell while shopping for bird seed has filed a personal injury suit against the Glen Carbon Wal-Mart store.

Wrongful death complaint filed against Odesco Industrial Services

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 6, 2008

Patrick and Linda McMahon of St. Louis has filed a wrongful death suit against Odesco Industrial Services, seeking damages for their son's death.

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