News from July 2009

Non-jury trial set for Monday in Granite city motor dispute

By Amelia Flood | Jul 1, 2009

The owner of an automobile racing motor is asking Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth for his property back from the mechanic he paid to service it in 2006.

Pontoon Beach accident suit settles Thursday

By Amelia Flood | Jul 2, 2009

A negligence suit brought in 2007 by two families over injuries they received in a Pontoon Beach accident settled Thursday.

State Supreme Court sets new rules for professional conduct

By Amelia Flood | Jul 2, 2009

The Illinois State Supreme Court announced new rules of professional conduct for lawyers practicing throughout the state. The rules were announced Wednesday.

Overloaded trailer caused fatal accident, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 3, 2009

A man has filed suit against a St. Clair County company and one of its employees, alleging he sustained severe burns and the passenger riding in the car with him died as the result of a collision.

One defendant out as judge considers other dismissal motions in Cueto suit

By Amelia Flood | Jul 3, 2009

Cueto Six defendants remain in a lawsuit filed by a former St. Clair County attorney who says a newspaper columnist, two newspapers and others conspired to intimidate judges and cast him in a false light.

The Nature of Patriotism

By John J. Hopkins | Jul 4, 2009

With the 4th of July weekend Holiday now coming to a close, on this the most patriotic time of the year, it seems proper to ask the question - what is the true nature of patriotism? Along with fireworks, pork steaks and beer, some introspection on the 233rd anniversary of the founding of The American Republic seems to be in order.

Car overturned, says passenger in suit against driver

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 5, 2009

A woman is suing the driver of a vehicle that she says overturned while she was riding in it, causing her to sustain injuries to her back, hips, pelvis, arms and legs.

Mother sues party host over son's attack; Robyn Hood is defendant

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 6, 2009

The mother of a minor child is suing a woman who she says threw a party during which her son was allegedly attacked.

Man's ankle crushed under pallet jack, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 6, 2009

A Professional Contract Services, Inc. employee has filed suit against the company, alleging his ankle was crushed after it was stuck under a pallet jack.

T-bone collision caused woman's injuries, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 6, 2009

A Madison County woman has filed suit against a Granite City woman who she says t-boned her vehicle while attempting to make a left-hand turn.

Defective door causes freight worker neck and back injuries, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 6, 2009

A man has filed suit against Diakon Logistics and Sears Logistical Services, claiming his neck and back were injured as the result of a defective door.

Visitor sues Alton Memorial Hospital over water slip

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 6, 2009

A woman filed a lawsuit against Alton Memorial Hospital, alleging her back and right knee were injured after she slipped on water.

New trial ordered in wrongful death suit against Highland surgeon

By Amelia Flood | Jul 6, 2009

Crowder Defense expert witness Dr. Richard Quigg proved not to be a favorite of Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder following an April wrongful death trial.

Father sues driver after girl ejected from vehicle

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 6, 2009

The father of a minor Bond County girl is suing a Troy man, alleging his daughter was ejected from a car the man was driving.

Man run over by train sues Norfolk Southern for not stopping in time

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 6, 2009

An Illinois man who says he was run over by a train is suing Norfolk Southern Railway Company and two of its employees who allegedly failed to stop the train in time.

Company sues Ford and seller over malfunctioning tow truck

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 6, 2009

A Tennessee towing company has filed suit against a Madison County truck sales company and Ford Motor Company, alleging it has experienced numerous problems with the tow truck it purchased.

Passenger claims injuries in Bunker Hill accident

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 6, 2009

An Alton woman says she was seriously injured after the vehicle in which she was riding collided with another automobile.

Cervical cancer not timely diagnosed, daughter claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 6, 2009

The daughter of a deceased woman says her mother died after doctors failed to timely diagnose her with cervical cancer.

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