News from April 2009

Man claims injuries in Godfrey accident

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2009

A man involved in a Godfrey accident has filed suit in Madison County.

American Bottoms Outpost files breach of contract suit over land dispute

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2009

American Bottoms Outpost has filed a breach of contract suit, claiming it could not purchase or lease more than 300 acres after a contract was breached.

River seaman sues barge company over work-related back injuries

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2009

A Mississippi River seaman who was injured while working on a barge wants his employer to pay damages.

Couple sues over injuries in Williamson County accident

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2009

A couple involved in a Williamson County accident have filed suit in Madison County over injuries they allegedly sustained.

Dodge Ram driver claims injuries in rear-end collision

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2009

A driver of a Dodge Ram truck is suing over injuries he sustained in a rear-end collision.

Diggers Dugout responsible for patron's knock-down, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2009

A Worden bar is being sued by a woman over injuries the woman sustained after she says two other women beat her at the bar.

Plaintiff claims injuries in Briar Cliff Road accident

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2009

A Madison County plaintiff alleges she received neck and back injuries after another driver collided with her.

Construction worker's electrocution death is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2009

A Marine woman says her son died after he was electrocuted while working under contract for Forrest Lerch Enterprises.

Trial lawyers seek to recession-proof their practices

By Chris Rizo | Apr 1, 2009

Frank WASHINGTON - Even trial attorneys are not immune from the historic economic crisis hammering the United States, legal observers said.

13 new asbestos claims filed in Madison County March 23-27

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2009

Gori A total of 13 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of March 23 through March 27.

Glen Carbon collision is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2009

A Glen Carbon man has filed suit alleging he was injured in an auto accident.

Case closed: Last defendant Orbitz dismissed by Fairview Heights

By Steve Korris | Apr 1, 2009

Burke EAST ST. LOUIS - Fairview Heights has abandoned a federal suit that would have held online travel companies liable for municipal taxes on rooms they booked.

Jones adds William D. Stiehl, Jr. to defense team

By Ann Knef | Apr 1, 2009

Attorney William D. Stiehl, Jr. of Belleville has been added to Rick Jones legal defense team.

Asbestos screener abandoned 'legitimacy for lawlessness,' defendant writes

By Steve Korris | Apr 2, 2009

Herrick PHILADELPHIA - Motley Rice law firm implores U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno not to turn asbestos litigation into an investigation of false X-ray reports.

Clerk Costa to retire from Fifth District

By Ann Knef | Apr 2, 2009

Justice Karmeier Louis Costa, clerk of the Fifth District Appellate Court, is retiring June 30 after more than 20 years on the job.

Dermatology practice named in med mal suit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2009

A Collinsville woman has filed suit against Gregory and Musick Dermatology and one of its doctors, alleging her basal cell carcinoma went undiagnosed.

Illinois Supreme Court rules in Kubota case: Promissory estoppel is cause of action

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2009

Garman The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed the appellate court's and Fayette County Circuit Court's judgments that say a dealership is not allowed to sue a tractor company on the basis of promissory estoppel.

State Farm sues McFadden Construction over homeowner's $900k wind damage

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2009

State Farm Fire and Casualty is suing McFadden Construction after it had to pay an O'Fallon homeowner's $900,000 wind damage claim.

ICJL proposes non-partisan judicial elections

By Ann Knef | Apr 2, 2009

Murnane In a state which holds the record for the most expensive supreme court race ever held in America, the call for non-partisan, publicly financed judicial elections is on.

Supreme Court hearing sheds light on tenuous nature of asbestos trusts

By The Madison County Record | Apr 2, 2009

Justice Stevens A relatively odd dust-up between two different insurance defense lawyers embroiled in mutli-million dollar asbestos lawsuits lay at the center of a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

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