News from June 2008

How bipartisan is Obama?

By Ted Frank | Jun 1, 2008

Ted Frank With Senator Barack Obama all but clinching the Democratic nomination, he begins the pivot to the center for the general election to better position himself to independents.

The ABCs of being first

By The Madison County Record | Jun 1, 2008

Grass is green. The sky is blue. Breakfast is served in the morning.

Plea agreement in Lakin case stalls

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 1, 2008

Lakin U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert forewarned federal prosecutors and Tom Lakin's lawyer to iron out a plea agreement because "this case isn't like wine, it's not going to get better with age."

New Lawsuits: Thursday, May 29

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 2, 2008

Linda Shevlin v. American Signature, Inc., d/b/a Value City Furniture

New Lawsuits: Friday, May 30

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 2, 2008

Lorraine Henson v. Sears Hardware

Wal-Mart sued for man's injuries at Colorado Sam's Club

By Ann Knef | Jun 3, 2008

Ronnie P. Siddle filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in St. Clair County Circuit Court for injuries he sustained at Sam's Club store #6635 on Nov. 4, 2006.

Tort reform groups hail demise of Structural Work Act

By Ann Knef | Jun 3, 2008

Murnane Civil justice reform advocates cheered as an anti-business proposal was exiled to the House Rules Committee on the last day of the state legislature's spring session.

American Water Works sued by Belleville resident

By Ann Knef | Jun 4, 2008

Sheila Kindhart of Belleville is suing American Water Works Service Co. for severe injuries she sustained last year after tripping over a water meter box near her property.

Illinois Power sued for ESL man's electrocution

By Ann Knef | Jun 4, 2008

Illinois Power Co. is being sued by the estate of a man electrocuted July 20, 2006, by an energized power line located near 1400 Missouri Ave. in East St. Louis.

Regions Bank as guardian sues St. Louis RV dealer

By Ann Knef | Jun 4, 2008

Regions Bank, as guardian of the estate of Brandon Shamble, a disabled adult, is suing Howard RV Supercenter in St. Louis for breach of contract and fraud.

Home Oil claims Millstadt One Stop breached contract

By Ann Knef | Jun 4, 2008

Home Oil Company of Belleville, Inc. is suing Millstadt One Stop for breach of contract, according to a suit filed June 2 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

New Lawsuits: Monday, June 2

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 4, 2008

Deborah Coffman v. Olin Brass

Friend sues host over dog bite

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 4, 2008

A man bitten by a dog at his friend's house filed a personal injury complaint in Madison County Circuit Court May 30, alleging his host was negligent.

Judge Crowder elected IJA Foundation president

By The Madison County Record | Jun 4, 2008

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder was elected president of the Illinois Judges Association Foundation at a meeting in Chicago May 29.

Neighbor sues for tree damage to house and garage

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 4, 2008

Rebecca Van Scoyk is suing her her neighbors over tree damage.

Hangar collapse caused $4 million in damages, suit says

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 4, 2008

Premier Air Center of East Alton filed suit against Wood River-based Helmkamp Construction in Madison County Circuit Court May 30, alleging a hangar collapsed causing substantial damage and loss to the building and business.

Slippery floor at Sears Hardware leads to lawsuit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 4, 2008

A Fairmont City woman who slipped and fell at the Collinsville Sears Hardware store filed a personal injury suit alleging Sears failed to warn her of recently polished floors.

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