News from January 2009

Flaky Ford plaintiff settles de-certified case as individual

By Steve Korris | Jan 1, 2009

Tognarelli Lakin Law Firm client Daniel Schopp, who led a colossal Madison County class action against Ford Motor Company, has settled his suit as an individual.

Railroad helper sues Union Pacific over torn remote vest

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 2, 2009

John Schulte has filed suit against Alton and Southern Railway Company and Union Pacific Railroad Company, alleging he was injured while working for the companies.

'Peace of mind' case against H&R Block remanded to Madison County

By Steve Korris | Jan 2, 2009

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan has remanded a Lakin Law Firm class action against H & R Block Tax Services to Madison County.

Legal malpractice case offers glimpse of asbestos settlements

By Steve Korris | Jan 2, 2009

Judge Crowder Asbestos lawyer John Simmons, facing trial on a widow's malpractice claim, boasts that he obtained $100,000 from W.R. Grace & Co. after the statute of limitations ran out, plus $214,000 from other businesses despite "sketchy product identification."

Country Mutual sues driver over payout to its insured

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 2, 2009

Country Mutual Insurance Company has filed suit against Norman L. Cambron, alleging it was forced to pay medical bills of one of its insured clients after he got into a collision with Cambron.

13 new asbestos claims filed in Madison County Dec. 22-26

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 2, 2009

A total of 13 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County during the week of Dec. 22 through Dec. 26.

Commerce Bank seeks repayment on promissory note

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 2, 2009

Commerce Bank has filed suit against CSS and four individuals, claiming they did not pay the full amount due on a promissory note.

Attorney Brian Lambert joins Sivia as associate

By The Madison County Record | Jan 2, 2009

Attorney Brian J. Lambert joined the law firm of Sivia Business & Legal Services, P.C. on Jan. 2 as an associate.

Impeach Jesse White?

By The Madison County Record | Jan 2, 2009

As a follow up to previous statements this writer has made regarding events in Illinois, it appears very clear there have been three official government actions so far, two of which are in accordance with the law and one of which is not.

Land of Lincoln is 'Land of Lawsuit Abuse'

By Travis Akin | Jan 4, 2009

Akin For those of us living in Illinois, the arrest of Governor Rod Blagojevich was hardly surprising. After all, Illinois has a long history of indicting governors.

Christianity and New Year's

By Marshall Swing | Jan 4, 2009

We all celebrate the New Year, but how many know the history of the celebration?

Woman claims injuries from accident with tractor trailer

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2009

A Wisconsin woman is alleging serious injuries after being involved in an accident with a tractor trailer nearly two years ago on Interstate 55/70.

Target is new target of cold medicine class action

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2009

A class action lawsuit filed in St. Clair County on Dec. 31 alleges Target engaged in unfair and deceptive practices designed to mislead the public when marketing its "Immunity Supplement" products.

Memorial, SLU and doctor sued over child's cerebral palsy

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2009

An O'Fallon woman has filed suit against Memorial Hospital, St. Louis University and one of their doctors, alleging her daughter has cerebral palsy and other problems because of the doctor's negligence.

Cougar-Hog accident ends in lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2009

Ronald S. Shuhayda has filed suit against Teresa M. Edwards, alleging he was seriously injured after her Mercury Cougar collided with his Harley Davidson.

Surgeon failed to remove clamp before closing, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2009

David and Geri Kutz have filed suit against Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates, St. Elizabeth's Hospital of The Hospital Sister of the Third Order of St. Francis and one of their doctors and nurses, alleging David had a delayed surgical recovery because of the doctor's and nurse's mistake.

Woman claims doctor's alleged negligence caused husband's suicide

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2009

A Madison County woman has filed suit against a Collinsville doctor, alleging her husband committed suicide because the doctor did not properly treat him.

Man claims injuries in accident

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2009

Rajendra Patel has filed suit against Chelsea Gassett, alleging he was injured after a collision.

Shultz admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

By The Madison County Record | Jan 5, 2009

Shultz Robert H. "Barney" Shultz, Jr., the managing partner of the Edwardsville office of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

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