News from May 2009

Green Brothers shareholder sues fellow shareholders

By Kelly Holleran | May 27, 2009

Earnest Frank Green, a shareholder and representative for Green Brothers Investment Company, has filed a suit against Howard Green and Christine Green, alleging they are cheating him and the company out of money.

Woman sues bingo hall owner over trip in parking lot

By Kelly Holleran | May 27, 2009

A Granite City woman is suing the owner of a bingo hall, alleging she tripped on parking blocks as she was exiting the building.

Judge continues class action fairness hearing to July, says his 'brain hurts'

By Amelia Flood | May 27, 2009

Stack After three hours of argument at a fairness hearing Tuesday, Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack had had enough.

Wrongful death complaint filed over Cahokia accident

By Kelly Holleran | May 27, 2009

The mother of a deceased man is suing the person who crashed into her son and killed him.

Governor French Academy sues over copier/printer leases

By Kelly Holleran | May 27, 2009

Governor French Academy has filed suit against a Washington County resident, alleging the academy was frauded out of large sums of money.

New IDC president plans to 'combat assaults on fairness' in Springfield

By The Madison County Record | May 28, 2009

Hammond CHICAGO – The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) has elected attorney, Rick Hammond, as its 2009-2010 President.

Illinois House approves AG-backed FOIA rewrite

By Chris Rizo | May 28, 2009

Madigan SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House on Wednesday approved a rewrite of the state's open records law that's aimed at helping the public access public documents.

Cahokia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center sued over resident's care

By Kelly Holleran | May 28, 2009

A woman claims she received injuries after a Cahokia nursing home failed to provide acceptable care for her.

United Healthcare sued by insured over unpaid neck surgery claim

By Kelly Holleran | May 28, 2009

A woman has filed suit against her insurance company, alleging it left her with more than $70,000 in medical bills after it wrongfully did not pay for her neck surgery.

Schnuck's parking lot accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | May 28, 2009

A man says he suffered numerous injuries after the driver of a 2000 Hyundai Sonata collided with him while turning out of a parking lot.

Trial lawyers make out in Chrysler bailout

By Steve Korris | May 28, 2009

Deutsch NEW YORK – Personal injury lawyers seemingly have secured a windfall from the Chrysler bailout.

Woman claims injuries in Caseyville accident

By Kelly Holleran | May 28, 2009

A woman has filed suit against a Belleville resident, alleging her right shoulder, right leg and low back were injured after a rear-end collision.

Hamilton County man sues in St. Clair County over 2005 accident

By Kelly Holleran | May 28, 2009

A Hamilton County man says a car in which he was riding struck a tree, causing him neck and back injuries.

St. Clair County Avandia suits name 186 plaintiffs

By Kelly Holleran | May 28, 2009

Driscoll More than 180 people say GlaxoSmithKline was wrong in selling a diabetes drug without first warning of potential serious side effects from which they or their deceased relatives suffered.

Traveling electrician sues Union Pacific

By Kelly Holleran | May 28, 2009

A former railroad worker has filed suit against his previous employer, claiming he was injured after being forced to climb without proper equipment.

Broken humerus claimed in personal injury suit

By Kelly Holleran | May 28, 2009

A woman claims her humerus was broken after she was rear-ended while stopped for a traffic control device.

Truck driver claims injuries in explosion

By Kelly Holleran | May 28, 2009

An Illinois man has filed suit against four corporations and a plant manager, alleging he was severely burned after a dust collection system he was standing near exploded.

Fairview Heights releases settlements, questions remain about attorneys' fees

By Amelia Flood | May 28, 2009

Mitchell Settlement documents released Wednesday show that the city of Fairview Heights netted about $315,000 in its four year legal battle with 13 online travel companies.

Wrongful death trial date vacated

By Amelia Flood | May 28, 2009

A 2005 wrongful death suit against a Staunton medical practice and its doctors will not go to trial Monday before Madison Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth. The trial date has been vacated according to court documents.

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