News from March 2008

Man claims injury from tripping on ice cubes at race park

By Ann Knef | Mar 20, 2008

Fairmont Park in Collinsville is being sued by a customer who claims he fell on ice cubes in an area he had to walk, causing him to fall and suffer severe injury.

Randall Kelley appointed associate judge in 20th Circuit

By Ann Knef | Mar 20, 2008

Circuit judges in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit voted to appoint Randall W. Kelley as an associate judge.

Upswing in asbestos filings is a turnabout in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 20, 2008

Asbestos cases filed in Madison County have dropped off in the past few years. But the trend is being challenged.

Cross-dressing inmate seeks $2.8 million for sexual harassment

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 20, 2008

An inmate who claims he has been cross-dressing since age 14, filed a federal lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Corrections alleging he is being sexually harassed by correctional officers.

Mistrial was on the table in marathon legal malpractice case

By Steve Korris | Mar 21, 2008

Attorneys in the Thompson Coburn legal malpractice trial care deeply about constructive trust and fiduciary duty, but the jurors don't seem to care at all.

Restaurant employee sues Spring Garden Family Restaurant over workers' comp

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 21, 2008

A woman who was injured while working at the Spring Garden Family Restaurant in Collinsville filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court March 20, alleging her employer failed to provide workers' compensation coverage.

This is consumer protection

By The Madison County Record | Mar 23, 2008

It pays to be a class action pawn, but it's not a big payday and it takes years of waiting.

New superseding indictment against Lakin is only technicality

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 24, 2008

Tom Lakin (left) leaving the federal courthouse in Benton on Feb. 28, with his lawyer Scott Rosenblum. A federal grand jury in East St. Louis returned a third superseding indictment against Tom Lakin. But, the only difference between the new indictment handed down Thursday and the preceeding one is the name of the person who signed it.

Illinois Central Railroad named in FELA complaint

By Ann Knef | Mar 24, 2008

Gary Neeble filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act suit against his former employer Illinois Central Railroad in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Hidden Lake Winery sued for head injury in parking lot

By Ann Knef | Mar 24, 2008

Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston is being sued by a woman who was struck in the parking lot by a shuttle bus while attending a birthday party year.

Widow of IDOT worker sues truck driver in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 24, 2008

The widow of an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) worker killed when he was struck by the trailer of a jackknifed truck filed a six-count wrongful death suit against the driver of the truck in Madison County Circuit Court March 17.

Sellers of ESL real estate claim Cohn never paid for transactions

By Ann Knef | Mar 24, 2008

Sellers of East St. Louis real estate filed suit against Philip H. Cohn and Cohn Holding Co. in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming they were never paid for transactions that took place in 2001.

Apartment tenant sues for tripping over unmarked step

By Ann Knef | Mar 24, 2008

A tenant of a Wood River apartment complex is suing the building's property owner and manager for failing to properly maintain the premises.

Bruce Cook to be inducted as Laureate of the Academy of Illinois Lawyers

By Ann Knef | Mar 24, 2008

Bruce N. Cook, a principal of Cook, Ysura, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin, in Belleville, is among six Illinois attorneys who will be inducted as a Laureate of the Academy of Illinois Lawyers.

Wrongful death complaint filed over epidural injection

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 25, 2008

The estate of Oliver McAfoos filed a wrongful death complaint against Saint Anthony's Hospital and Dr. Samuel Figueroa in Madison County Circuit Court March 10, alleging the defendants deviated from the standard of care when performing an epidural injection on Nov. 7, 2005, which eventually caused his death on April 6, 2006.

Bar sued after man allegedly employs nail-studded 2x4

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 25, 2008

Donald Reed of Bunker Hill claims a fellow patron of Chestney's Bar in Bunker Hill broke his left arm after striking it with a nail-studded 2x4 on March 10, 1007.

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