News from March 2009

Trial lawyers take a swing at youth baseball

By Curt Mercadante | Mar 1, 2009

Mercadante As Mother Nature slowly relinquishes her icy grip and allows the cold Chicago winter to transition to spring – those of us who live and breathe Chicago baseball begin to get our annual "itch" for Lou, Ozzie and the boys of summer to take the field.

The Illinois Bar exam and the natural law

By Brian Potts | Mar 1, 2009

Potts What do you suppose is the most common substantive word in preparation materials for the Illinois Bar examination, and in law school texts and lectures, for that matter?

Lakin-Weiss take fight behind closed doors

By Steve Korris | Mar 2, 2009

Ruth In open court Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth asked deep questions about the contest between Brad Lakin and Paul Weiss for control of class actions, but he let them answer behind closed doors.

Heparin caused death, class action suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 3, 2009

A group of people whose spouses have died from Heparin use have filed a class action suit against the maker of the blood thinning drug, claiming the company is substituting safer ingredients - cooked, dried pig intestines - with more dangerous ones.

Cart tire rut on produce is plaintiff's evidence in $100k injury suit

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 3, 2009

A Madison County woman is suing Shop N' Save over an alleged injury she incurred while shopping at the store.

Homeowner claims construction company failed to fix problems

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 3, 2009

A Madison County man has filed suit against an Illinois construction company, alleging the company failed to build his home as promised.

Challenge Unlimited employee claims retaliatory discharge

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 3, 2009

A former Challenge Unlimited and Residential Options employee is suing the companies over her alleged wrongful firing after she filed for workers' compensation.

Anderson Hospital, doctors named in wrongful death complaint

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 3, 2009

Anderson Hospital A Madison County woman is seeking more than $1 million in a wrongful death complaint against doctors and Anderson Hospital.

Feds have clear title to Lakin's $325k forfeiture

By Ann Knef | Mar 3, 2009

Tom Lakin U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert signed an order turning over $325,000 that had belonged to Thomas Lakin to the U.S. Marshal Service.

Kentucky claimant files benzene suit in Madison County

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 3, 2009

A Kentucky couple has filed a benzene suit against 18 defendant corporations, claiming the myelodysplastic syndrome with which the man was diagnosed was wrongfully caused.

Woman sues Ravanelli's over slip on ice; wants more info to add defendants

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 3, 2009

A Madison County woman has filed suit against six businesses, alleging she was injured after she slipped and fell on ice outside a restaurant.

North Greenmount Road accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 4, 2009

A woman has filed suit over injuries she sustained in a collision on North Greenmount Road in 2007.

Swansea woman sues over North Illinois accident

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 4, 2009

A Swansea woman claims she was injured during a collision with a Belleville man.

Wal-Mart customer slips on wet arrow, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 4, 2009

A woman has filed suit against Wal-Mart, alleging she was seriously injured after she slipped on a wet painted arrow in the store's parking lot.

Calvin Johnson Care Center named in wrongful death suit

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 4, 2009

A man is asking the court to render judgment against Calvin Johnson Care Center after his relative allegedly suffered from multiple falls that eventually resulted in his death.

44-year-old claims age discrimination in suit against Schnucks

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 4, 2009

A St. Clair County man has filed suit against Schnuck Markets, alleging he was wrongfully terminated from his employment as an assistant manager because of his age.

New Athens collision is subject of injury suit

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 4, 2009

A St. Clair County man claims he was injured after a collision with a St. Clair County woman.

Associated Bank sues NiteLites of St. Louis over unpaid promissory note

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 4, 2009

Associated Bank has filed a breach of contract complaint against NiteLites of St. Louis and six individuals, alleging it was not paid money it was due under a promissory note.

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