News from August 2008

Beem seeks summary judgment in sexual harassment case

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 12, 2008

U.S. District Court Judge G. Patrick Murphy has taken under advisement two motions that ask him to grant summary judgment in a sexual harassment case against Madison County.

The Lincoln Home sued by former employee injured on the job

By Ann Knef | Aug 12, 2008

Losetta C. Hodges of Belleville claims her former employer wrongfully discharged her in retaliation for seeking workers' compensation benefits.

Fairview Heights auto accident subject of suit

By Ann Knef | Aug 12, 2008

Renee Weidner is suing Wallace Miller over a rear-end collision that occurred on an I-64 exit ramp in Fairview Heights three months ago.

Woman claims injuries in rear-end collision on ramp to Poplar Street Bridge

By Ann Knef | Aug 12, 2008

Natasha Laktzian is suing Brenda Hardy over a rear-end collision that occurred on the I-44 entrance ramp to the Poplar Street Bridge last year.

YTB targeted in federal class action lawsuit

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 12, 2008

Rex Carr Two former agents for Wood River-based YTB International filed a federal class action complaint alleging YTB is an illegal pyramid scheme.

Appeals panel reverses ESL decision

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 13, 2008

The Fifth District Appellate Court has reversed a decision by Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian that granted summary judgment to counter defendant ESL Delivery Services.

O'Fallon vehicular accident subject of suit

By Ann Knef | Aug 13, 2008

Patricia Peek claims injuries to her knees, neck and back in an automobile accident lawsuit she has filed against Scott Vogt.

GE, others sued over MRI contrast dyes

By Ann Knef | Aug 13, 2008

Makers of MRI contrast dyes are being sued by claimants who say they developed a skin hardening condition from exposure to a metal that is highly toxic in its free state.

Trade secrets snatched by former software exec., suit claims

By Ann Knef | Aug 13, 2008

A California company that supplies data application systems to real estate agents is suing a former executive for violating trade secrets.

Virginia family files FELA suit in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 13, 2008

The estate of a Charlottesville, Va., man filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act complaint in Madison County Circuit Court against CSX Transportation alleging asbestos exposure.

Man sues Lowe's over fall

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 13, 2008

Lowe's A man who tripped and fell on a piece of plywood at the Alton Lowe's Home Center has filed a personal injury suit in Madison County Circuit Court, alleging the store failed to keep their store reasonably safe.

Norfolk Southern track inspector claims cancer and back injuries

By Ann Knef | Aug 14, 2008

Norfolk Southern Railway Co. track inspector William Cyrus claims he developed cancer and his back and neck became "worn-out," in a $100,000 Federal Employer's Liability Act suit filed Monday.

Ohio laborer files asbestos complaint against 89 defendants in Madison County

By Ann Knef | Aug 14, 2008

Laborer and truck driver William Kirk of Ohio has filed a complaint against 89 defendant corporations in Madison County Circuit Court, claiming he developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos during a 48-year career.

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