News from August 2008

Driver flung 'to and fro' seeks $50k for injuries in rear-end crash

By Ann Knef | Aug 18, 2008

April L. Averette of Granite City claims she was flung "to and fro" inside her car after she was struck from behind by Tierra D. Brown of Atlanta, Ga. in a collision that occurred Dec. 26, 2007 in Fairview Heights.

Tenet sues landlord over injuries

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 18, 2008

A feud between a tenant and his landlord has resulted in a personal injury lawsuit being filed in Madison County Circuit Court on Aug. 14.

Mount Pleasant-Frank Scott collision subject of suit

By Ann Knef | Aug 18, 2008

Chonda Hirons is suing the driver and owner of a vehicle that rear-ended her car at a Belleville intersection on Nov. 20, 2006.

Class action against Walgreen's filed in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 18, 2008

A class action lawsuit filed in Madison County on Aug. 14 alleges Walgreen's engaged in unfair and deceptive practices designed to mislead the public when marketing its "Wal-born" products.

Accident on 158 in Shiloh leads to St. Clair County suit

By Ann Knef | Aug 18, 2008

Deborah Lewis claims Joseph Eye of Ferguson, Mo. failed to keep a proper lookout for her vehicle which resulted in a collision on northbound Illinois Route 158 in Shiloh.

Woman sues New China over car accident

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 18, 2008

Michelle Fenwick has filed a personal injury complaint against New China restaurant and its delivery driver Cai Wen Wu, alleging she was injured in a traffic accident.

Georgia man sues 66 corporations over asbestos exposure

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 18, 2008

A Georgia man diagnosed with mesothelioma has filed a lawsuit against 66 defendant corporations, alleging they failed to warn him about the dangers of working with and around asbestos.

Highland traffic accident results in lawsuit

By Ann Knef | Aug 18, 2008

Jaclyn Allison claims Ernest A. Cates failed to yield the right-of-way in an auto accident lawsuit filed in Madison County Circuit Court.

Judge takes or leaves Lakin deal in Sept.

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 19, 2008

Tom Lakin (left) with his attorney Scott Rosenblum. U.S. District Court Judge J. Phil Gilbert will announce whether he will accept Tom Lakin's plea deal on Sept. 3 in Benton.

Rear-end collision on Greenmount leads to suit

By Ann Knef | Aug 19, 2008

Michael Meehan is suing Alicia Self for an accident that took place on South Greenmount Road and Weatherstone Drive in Belleville nearly two years ago.

Woman through power of attorney sues nursing home

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 19, 2008

Collinsville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center was named as a defendant in a Nursing Home Care Act complaint filed in Madison County Circuit Court on Aug. 18.

Insurer sues to recover fire damage claim at Belleville business

By Ann Knef | Aug 19, 2008

An insurance company which paid $140,000 to settle a Belleville fire claim is seeking reimbursement from a business where the fire allegedly originated.

Doctors sued over alleged botched knee surgery

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 19, 2008

Kausar Ahsan Iqbal has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Gateway Regional and two surgeons, alleging her knee replacement procedure was botched.

Helvetia Township auto accident prompts suit

By Ann Knef | Aug 19, 2008

Ruth Holtgrave of Highland is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages from Robert Ameiss of Belleville over an accident that occurred Nov. 25, 2006.

Woman sues over accident

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 19, 2008

Linda Smith has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Tina Marie Iler in Madison County Circuit Court on Aug. 18, alleging Iler failed to keep a proper lookout for pedestrians.

Sauget car crash subject of St. Clair County suit

By Ann Knef | Aug 19, 2008

A man who allegedly suffered a broken clavicle in an auto accident two years ago is suing the driver he alleges is negligent.

Truck failed to yield right of way at intersection, suit claims

By Ann Knef | Aug 19, 2008

Brian Kietz claims he suffered head, neck, back, arm, wrist and leg injuries in a lawsuit against Ole Tyme Produce and its driver Michael Mason II.

Company sues AA Turfmasters

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 19, 2008

Collinsville Ice & Fuel has filed a breach of contract complaint against AA Turfmasters in Madison County Circuit Court, alleging AA failed to pay for purchases.

Brough receives law enforcement award from ISBA

By Ann Knef | Aug 19, 2008

ISBA President Jack C. Carey, an attorney in private practice in Belleville, presents Belleville police Sergeant Jon Brough with the 2008 Law Enforcement Award. Belleville Police Sgt. Jon J. Brough received the 2008 Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Monday night.

Woman sued for allegedly misappropriating funds

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 19, 2008

Madison County License Beverage Association (MCLBA) has filed a civil complaint against Marilyn Maul of East Alton, alleging she misappropriated funds for her personal use.

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