News from December 2009

Paper explores medical monitoring in Illinois

By John O'Brien | Dec 1, 2009

Zarov CHICAGO - Allowing medical monitoring claims in Illinois would be a risky move if the state Supreme Court ever decides to, a paper recently published in the DePaul University Journal of Health Care Law says.

Woman injured in Highland accident

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 1, 2009

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she says rear-ended her vehicle while she was stopped at a red light.

Mechanic run over by John Deere tractor he was fixing, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 1, 2009

A Worden man and his wife say the man suffered severe injuries after a John Deere tractor rolled over him as he was attempting to fix it.

Olin Brass worker claims retaliatory discharge

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 1, 2009

A man says his employer wrongly terminated him after he sustained a work-related injury.

Suit filed over Route 111 deaths; Couple and unborn child killed

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 1, 2009

The brother and sister of a recently deceased couple have filed suit against one intoxicated driver whose license was revoked because of prior driving-under-the influence arrests and another driver who allegedly struck the couple while intoxicated, causing their deaths.

Hearing over attorney's withdrawal in Venezia wrongful death case set Dec. 9

By Amelia Flood | Dec 1, 2009

Schottel An attorney attempting to withdraw from a stalled 2007 wrongful death suit has been ordered to appear at Dec. 9 hearing.

CVS files motion opposing class certification in Airshield suit

By Amelia Flood | Dec 1, 2009

The defendant in one of a series of suits brought over generic forms of the popular supplement "AirBorne," has filed its reasons for opposing the certification of the class acting against it.

Credit records subpoena to be argued at hearing in suit against funeral home

By Amelia Flood | Dec 1, 2009

The purchase of a piano is at the heart of a hearing scheduled over a subpoena issued in a financial dispute between a former funeral home manager and his ex-employers.

Status conference set in February in hot coffee spill suit

By Amelia Flood | Dec 1, 2009

The next hearing in a suit over a coffee spill that allegedly burned an infant will take place well into the new year.

Status conference set in East St. Louis misidentified murder victim suit

By Amelia Flood | Dec 1, 2009

A status conference is set in a case over the misidentification of a murdered East St. Louis man. And his mother, the plaintiff, remains without an attorney, at least according to the case file.

Status conference set next week in New Athens cop firing

By Amelia Flood | Dec 1, 2009

A status conference is set Dec. 8 in a suit over a New Athens police officer's firing for allegedly doing his job.

Appellate Court denies arbitration for Gateway in Madison County Pentium 4 case

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 1, 2009

Spomer An Illinois Appellate Court upheld Madison County Associate Judge Ralph Mendelsohn's order denying Gateway computer's motion to compel arbitration in a class action case.

Defendants move to designate lead in atrazine lawsuits

By Amelia Flood | Dec 2, 2009

If Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder grants their motion, defendants in a series of pending suits over a common weed killer will have a new leader, in the form of Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. and its attorneys.

Discovery continues in X-Box scratch suit

By Amelia Flood | Dec 2, 2009

Discovery continues in a fraud suit over alleged defects found in Microsoft's X-Box 360 video game consoles.

Attorney claiming Goldenberg deprived her of fees to be heard Friday

By Amelia Flood | Dec 2, 2009

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth will hear motions Friday in a fee dispute between lawyers who settled an oil contamination case in Hartford.

Amputee seeks sanctions against insurance company post-trial

By Amelia Flood | Dec 2, 2009

An accident victim who was awarded over $1.3 million for the loss of his right foot in an accident is seeking additional money. This time in the form of sanctions against an insurance company he claims bribed a witness.

Poll shows desire for tort reform in health care package

By John O'Brien | Dec 2, 2009

Dean WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans say tort reform measures should be taken to drive down healthcare costs, a new poll shows.

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