News from March 2008

Appellate court to hear arguments in plaintiff's appeal of Cantrell trial

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 28, 2008

Stack A panel of three appellate judges will hear arguments at 10 a.m. on March 31, in a Madison County medical malpractice trial in which a Troy family doctor was cleared of negligence.

Jury rules for plaintiff in legal malpractice case, but reduces award nearly 70%

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 28, 2008

After deliberating nearly eight hours over two days, a Madison County jury awarded Magna Bank (now Regions Bank) $3,654.606.40.

Earth Day. Live Earth. And, now, Earth Hour

By Dan Proft | Mar 29, 2008

Dan Proft The latest bright idea from the country that gave us "Crocodile Dundee" is to have everyone across the globe turn off their lights for an hour at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The lessons of Mr. Riches

By The Madison County Record | Mar 29, 2008

Madison County has nothing on Jonathan Lee Riches.

Fatal car wreck claimant wants judge to sign off on $100k settlement

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 31, 2008

Vicki Worthen is asking Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian to sign off on a $100,000 settlement in a wrongful death case she filed last month over her husband's death.

Summary judgment for Granite City in sewer back-up claim reversed

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 31, 2008

The Fifth District Appellate Court ruled that Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack erred in a summary judgment ruling for Granite City involving a sewer back-up insurance claim.

Railroad workers injured in recent derailment file separate suits

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 31, 2008

Union Pacific Railroad workers injured when a train derailed last week en route from Marion to Joppa, Ill. filed separate Federal Employers' Liability Act suits in federal court.

Charter and contractor sued for trip on exposed cable

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 31, 2008

The mother of a boy injured when he tripped over a cable wire at home filed a personal injury suit against Charter Communications in St. Clair County Circuit March 26.

Asbestos suit filed in Madison County by Illinoisan

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 31, 2008

The estate of an Illinois woman who died from mesothelioma filed an asbestos suit in Madison County Circuit Court March 26, claiming her disease was wrongfully caused.

Casino Queen visitor seeks $50k for improper carpet installation

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 31, 2008

A Missouri woman who was injured at the old Casino Queen filed a personal injury suit against the casino in St. Clair County Circuit Court March 27, alleging the casino negligently maintained its premises.

New Lawsuits: Friday, March 28

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 31, 2008

Marian Gillespie v. Tara Wheeler

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