News from May 2009

Passenger sandwiched between tractor trailers sues

By Kelly Holleran | May 13, 2009

The mother of a minor child has sued two individuals and two trucking companies over alleged injuries her daughter received when the Grand Prix in which she was riding became sandwiched between two tractor trailers.

Madigan working on FOIA law revisions

By Amelia Flood and Chris Rizo | May 13, 2009

Madigan The law governing the release of public records has Attorney General Lisa Madigan's attention and it could mean Illinois gets tougher rules about when government bodies deny records requests.

22 new asbestos claims filed in Madison County April 27-May 1

By Kelly Holleran | May 13, 2009

Browder A total of 22 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of April 27 through May 1.

Poll: Greater diversity on Supreme Court not an issue for most Americans

By Chris Rizo | May 13, 2009

United State Supreme Court WASHINGTON - The majority of Americans say they are in no hurry for President Barack Obama to specifically appoint a minority or a woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, a poll indicates.

State Bar Law Ed program scheduled June 12 in Grafton

By The Madison County Record | May 14, 2009

Hot Topics in Animal Law, a continuing legal education program hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), will be held from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center, 13653 Lodge Boulevard, in Grafton.

Woman under going physical rehab tears rotator cuff, sues hospital

By Kelly Holleran | May 14, 2009

A woman says hospital employees negligently forced her to stand alone during therapeutic exercises for her rehabilitation, which caused her to fall and tear her rotator cuff.

Woman claims insurer wrongfully denied policy's disability benefits

By Kelly Holleran | May 14, 2009

An Illinois woman has filed suit against an insurance company, alleging the company wrongfully denied her claim for disability benefits.

Maintenance worker contests his termination in lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | May 14, 2009

A Medora man says he was wrongfully fired from his maintenance job, even after he provided a corrected doctor's excuse.

Edwardsville rear-end injury case comes back with new trial

By Amelia Flood | May 14, 2009

Ruth Although the jury came back, the Appellate Court has sent a 2004 negligence suit back to Madison County. The case, involving a rear-end accident in Edwardsville opens for its new trial Monday. Madison Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth will preside. The trial will only address the issue of damages.

Southern Illinois cases included in asbestos MDL: 94-year-old Tennesseean among plaintiffs

By Steve Korris | May 15, 2009

Robreno PHILADELPHIA – Rubert Ellington of Tennessee, 94-years-old, claims his former employers owe him $2.5 million for wrecking his health.

Oral arguments coming Wednesday in Cueto appeal

By Amelia Flood | May 15, 2009

Cueto Oral arguments will be heard at the Fifth District Appellate Court in Mount Vernon on Wednesday in a defamation suit filed in 2006 by Amiel Cueto against the Madison County Record.

Route 50 accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | May 15, 2009

Leslie C. Johnson has filed a suit against Mildred A. Haney, alleging she was injured after Haney made an inappropriate left-hand turn.

No small change: Lakin firm sheds lawyers and 24-cent class action

By Steve Korris | May 15, 2009

Lakin Brad Lakin lost about a fourth of his firm on May 4 as Charles Armbruster, Roy Dripps, John Winterscheidt and Michael Blotevogel set up their own shop in Alton.

Freeburg man sues Wal-Mart claiming wrongful termination

By Kelly Holleran | May 15, 2009

A Freeburg man is suing Wal-Mart, saying he was wrongfully terminated because he applied for workers' compensation benefits after he was hurt while working.

Cahokia pedestrian accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | May 15, 2009

The father of a minor girl is suing a man who allegedly hit the girl with his vehicle as she was walking down the road.

Judge Bailey to decide later on SC Johnson's standing in Buske divorce

By Amelia Flood | May 15, 2009

Bailey SC Johnson will have to wait to find out if it has standing in an Edwardsville divorce case that its attorneys argue is a sham attempt to hide money the company is owed.

Real reform means closing Howe

By Sheila Romano | May 17, 2009

On April 28, the Committee on Government Forecasting and Accountability, a bi-partisan panel of 12 state lawmakers, issued a recommendation to close Howe Developmental Center in Tinley Park.

Making public records public

By The Madison County Record | May 17, 2009

Sunlight is the best disinfectant. That's been our mantra at the Madison/St. Clair Record, where we've reported on the public record for nearly five years.

ARDC denies Hildebrand's petition for reinstatement

By Ann Knef | May 18, 2009

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission has denied Granite City attorney Thomas Hildebrand's petition for reinstatement to practice law.

Pre-trial motions, late filings back up Edwardsville accident re-trial

By Amelia Flood | May 18, 2009

Although the re-trial on an Edwardsville rear-end accident lawsuit was set to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, late motions from both sides delayed its start until Tuesday.

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