News from March 2008

Subcontractor files personal injury complaint against Thery Construction

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 6, 2008

Laurie Hilliard filed a personal injury suit against Thery Construction Company in Madison County Circuit Court Feb. 28, alleging she was injured while performing work as a subcontractor.

Judge 'Robin Hood' asked to redistribute $90 million in old Illinois Bell case

By Steve Korris | Mar 6, 2008

Two local businesses want Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack to redistribute $90 million that Illinois Bell Telephone refunded to business customers in 2001, but so far Stack has not relished the Robin Hood role they offer.

A day late, Tillery appeal of judge substitution rule falls short

By Steve Korris | Mar 6, 2008

Tillery Stephen Tillery of St. Louis blew his chance to overturn Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis's rule limiting plaintiffs in a class action to a single substitution of a judge.

Gateway Regional named in wrongful death complaint

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 6, 2008

Gateway Regional Medical Center The estate of Jill Joshu filed a wrongful death complaint against Gateway Regional Medical Center in Madison County Circuit Court Feb. 28, alleging the hospital deviated from the acceptable standard of care when treating Joshu.

Unsuitable fill dirt causing foundation to crack, suit says

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 6, 2008

103 Kingsbrooke Blvd. in Glen Carbon The owners of 103 Kingsbrooke Blvd. in Glen Carbon filed suit against Kingsbrooke Development and Art Wilson in Madison County Circuit Court Feb. 29, alleging the foundation in their home is cracking because the lot the home is built on was not suitable.

Attorney offers evidence 81 days after class action is thrown out

By Steve Korris | Mar 6, 2008

Matoesian Lanny Darr of Alton, who in two and a half years found no evidence that mold damaged personal property of client Kesha Manning, at last offered evidence – 81 days after Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian threw out Manning's suit.

Colorectal screening should have been prescribed, med mal suit says

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 6, 2008

A woman who was diagnosed with colon cancer filed a medical malpractice suit against Kevin Konzen, M.D. of Heartland Healthcare in Madison County Circuit Court Feb. 29, alleging her doctor failed to recommend that she have a screening examination for colorectal cancer despite her age.

Battle between Sharky's Bar owners settles

By Steve Korris | Mar 7, 2008

Former spouses Sherry Lutman and Gary Lutman, joint owners of Sharky's Sports Bar, Restaurant and Billiards in Collinsville, have called off their battle over the business.

Son's health improving, but judge denies father's custody wish

By Steve Korris | Mar 7, 2008

Tim Rallo failed to gain custody of his son Trevor in Madison County family court, but he apparently succeeded in improving his son's health.

Maag's trial on solicitation charges continued

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 7, 2008

Thomas Maag Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs granted Edwardsville attorney Thomas Maag's motion to continue his jury trial in which Maag is charged with soliciting a sexual act, a class B misdemeanor.

Carr takes stand in legal malpractice case he's leading

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 7, 2008

Rex Carr After four weeks of testimony, Magna Bank finally finished presenting evidence in the legal malpractice lawsuit against Thompson Coburn.

Tax increases by Illinois Democrats jeopardize Illinois' future

By Tom Cross | Mar 9, 2008

Cross The lure of raising taxes for Democrats is something akin to how moths seek light, even if it comes from a bug zapper.

Kill the dead plaintiff case

By The Madison County Record | Mar 9, 2008

Plaintiff's lawyer Jeff Millar is nothing if not determined. How long should the court allow him to be?

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