News from February 2008
Tom Lakin Thomas Lakin has brokered a deal with federal prosecutors that calls for him to place $325,000 into an interest bearing escrow account for possible forfeiture in connection with allegations he gave women cocaine to have sex with a minor boy.
The estate of Mildred Hoots filed a wrongful death suit against Cassens Transport Company and its employee in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 29, alleging their negligence led to Hootss death.
Fairview Heights Mayor Gail Mitchell EAST ST. LOUIS – Fairview Heights must represent other Illinois cities in a class action against online travel companies because ignorance and neglect have kept the other cities from suing on their own, Fairview Heights argues in federal court.
Hopkins The vast, vast majority of Americans have not had the opportunity to express their desires, the chance snatched away by an unrepresentative group of farmers in Iowa, cooks in Nevada or retirees in Florida.
Plaintiff's lawyer Stephen Tillery practices law with a straight face while laughing all the way to the bank.
A customer of the O'Fallon Taco Bell restaurant clainms she tripped on a turned up and puckered rug, fell through an exit way and then fell again on a slippery substance on an outside curb June 3, 2006.
Alvin Paulson is suing a Virgin Islands resort and casino in St. Clair County Circuit Court for failing to pay a $5.15 million jackpot he won from a slot machine.
A roofer who fell 40 feet from atop a building under construction in Belleville is suing Wagner Buick Pontiac GMC and Holland Construction Services for severe injuries.
Roderick Richards alleges State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. is denying his auto fire loss claim because of his race.
Gerald Heck claims his right arm had to be amputated below the elbow due to medical negligence, according to a suit filed Jan. 31 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Heck's treating physicians.
Kenneth M. Wilkerson of Clinton County, an employee of Holtgrave Distributing, is suing Landshire Inc. of Belleville for "icy accumulations" at a delivery site in Sharonville, Ohio.
The owner of a building occupied briefly by restaurant/bar Martorelli's in Fairview Heights is seeking in excess of $533,856.36 from Double D Restaurants and guarantor Daniel F. Martorelli for defaulting on a lease.
Steven and Joan Pritchett allege their son suffered a severe brain injury while attending a Mascoutah day care center, according to a suit filed Jan. 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
What do mesothelioma victims from Texas, Georgia, and Ohio have in common?
With approximately 30 percent of precincts reporting in the Fifth Judicial District's 37 counties, Judge James Wexstten shows a lead over opponent Judy Cates, 52% to 48%.
With approximately 85 percent of precincts reporting in the Fifth Judicial District's 37 counties, Judge James Wexstten is leading opponent Judy Cates, 54% to 46%.
James Wexstten fended off rival Democrat Judy Cates to retain his seat as appellate judge of the Fifth Judicial District.
Dwight V. Brewer, a bridge and building trackman for CSX Transportation since 1972, filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court Feb. 1.
Thirty-six plaintiffs from across the country have joined in a St. Clair County lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Co. claiming they were diagnosed with diabetes or related illness while taking the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa.