News from June 2009

Passenger claims driver struck parked boat and trailer

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 11, 2009

A St. Clair County woman has filed suit against the man who she says hit a parked boat and trailer as she was riding with him.

Traumatic brain injury at work site prompts suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 11, 2009

A Monroe County man says he began experiencing psychological, behavioral and personality changes after he was struck in the face with construction materials while working.

Tape company stuck with $1 million in unpaid bills, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 11, 2009

An Illinois corporation has filed suit against a glass company, alleging it did not pay more than $1 million for tape products it received.

Kirk Dillard to run for Illinois governor

By Ann Knef | Jun 11, 2009

Dillard The "staunchest supporter of civil justice reform legislation in the Illinois General Assembly" -- according to a prominent tort reform advocate -- is running for the top job in Illinois government.

ISBA to host 'marathon' CLE session

By The Madison County Record | Jun 11, 2009

CLE Fest Classic 2009, a three-day "marathon" of continuing legal education programs hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) this past year, plus new programming, will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 18 – 20, on-site at the ISBA Regional Office, 20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900, in Chicago, or via online webcast programming.

Second suit filed over Sauget pollution

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 11, 2009

Schoen, Walton, Telken and Foster in East St. Louis A second group of Illinois residents who live in or near Sauget have filed a lawsuit over the release of various hazardous substances they claim has created a severe health risk and has contaminated their properties.

Target supplement class action suit set for status hearing in August

By Amelia Flood | Jun 11, 2009

Young A class action suit filed over an immunity supplement sold by Target stores is set for a case status hearing in August as discovery continues.

Asbestos MDL judge invites defendants to turn up pressure

By Steve Korris | Jun 11, 2009

Robreno PHILADELPHIA – Asbestos lawyers have started abandoning claims rather than reveal the methods behind X-rays of their clients.

16 new asbestos cases filed May 18-22 in Madison County

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 12, 2009

Thompson A total of 16 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of May 18 through May 22.

11 new asbestos cases filed May 25-29 in Madison County

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 12, 2009

Gori A total of 11 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of May 25 through May 29.

Troy rear-end accident suit goes to trial Monday

By Amelia Flood | Jun 12, 2009

A negligence suit brought over injuries sustained in a 2007 rear-end accident in Troy is set for trial Monday. The plaintiff is asking for $50,000 and costs.

Judge dismisses S.C. Johnson collusion complaint in Buske divorce

By Amelia Flood | Jun 12, 2009

Bailey The maker of common household items like Windex and Pledge furniture polish has no standing to argue Thomas and Sara Buske filed a "sham divorce."

Amended complaint filed in Campbell's suit against Weiss over class fees

By Amelia Flood | Jun 12, 2009

A breach of contract suit between Godfrey attorney Timothy Campbell and his former co-counsel Paul Weiss of Chicago continues.

Dispute over insurance pay-out in Maryville Fire set for trial Monday

By Amelia Flood | Jun 12, 2009

A suit over insurance payouts related to a Maryville fire is set for trial Monday according to the Madison County Circuit Court docket.

Mo. business sues over unsolicited faxes

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 13, 2009

A Missouri corporation claims it used toner, paper and employee time against its will because of unsolicited faxes it received from a medical clinic.

Man sues over friend's nursing home falls

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 13, 2009

Jensen The next friend of a deceased woman has filed suit against the Belleville nursing home where the woman allegedly fell multiple times and sustained multiple fractures before her death.

Family sues funeral home over assault

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 13, 2009

The daughter and grandson of a deceased woman have filed two separate complaints against Wallace Broadview Funeral Home and two of its employees, alleging they were physically assaulted by the employees and were not given a private viewing room for their relative.

An Illinois solution: Non-partisan elections

By Ed Murnane | Jun 14, 2009

Murnane The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Monday in Caperton v. Massey Coal Co. is certain to re-kindle talk of the 2004 Illinois Supreme Court election in which Justice Lloyd Karmeier defeated former Appellate Justice Gordon Maag in the Fifth Illinois District in Southern Illinois.

Recognizing the Chicago Nine for producing the CPS Six

By Dan Proft | Jun 14, 2009

As the season of commencement ceremonies winds down and collegiate graduates go off to make their way in the world, I would like to recognize the Chicago Nine for giving us the CPS Six.

We need a cure for the common scold

By The Madison County Record | Jun 15, 2009

Should someone file a class action suit against certain consumer advocates?

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