News from 2010

Ruth to hear motions in on-going accident suit

By Amelia Flood | Jan 4, 2010

Motions to enforce a $125,000 personal injury verdict and to pay an expert witness in a rear-end accident case will be heard Jan. 8 by Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth.

Negligence suits end '09 and begin '10 in Madison County

By Amelia Flood | Jan 4, 2010

Pair of negligence suits ends and begins Madison's new year

Appellate court denies Highland surgeon leave to appeal new trial

By Amelia Flood | Jan 4, 2010

A Highland surgeon will face a new trial after an appellate court denied his leave to appeal an order for that trial entered by Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder.

Moto Mart owner files to appeal slip and fall verdict

By Amelia Flood | Jan 4, 2010

Crowder The owner of the Moto Mart chain of convenience stores will appeal a September judgment entered against it in Madison County over a suit involving a patron's slip and fall.

Appellate court says dismiss or arbitrate case against AG Edwards

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 4, 2010

Spomer The Fifth District Appellate Court reversed Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack who had denied arbitration in a case brought against A.G. Edwards and Sons.

Walgreens employee allegedly knocks customer to floor with door

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

A woman says she sustained injuries to her hip and pelvis after she fell to the floor when an employee swung open a door near her.

Trucking company and driver named in wrongful death complaint

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

The guardian of a man's two minor children has filed suit against a trucking company and one of its drivers, alleging the man was killed after a truck driver hit the motorcycle on which he was riding.

Eldercare worker says she was fired after filing work comp claim

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

A woman says a nursing home wrongly fired her after she filed for workers' compensation.

Assault victims claim no fault in Cahokia bar altercation

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

Two people have filed suit against a Cahokia bar, saying the bar should never have allowed certain patrons to enter as they knew the patrons to be dangerous.

Black ice blamed in suit against Schnucks

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

A Belleville woman says she sustained lower back injuries after she fell on black ice in a Schnuck Markets parking lot.

Non-compete clause violated, grain company claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

A Cahokia corporation claims a milling company and its president violated a non-compete clause found in a contract signed between the businesses in 2004.

Washington Park accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

A woman claims she incurred neck and back injuries after a driver rear-ended her in Washington Park.

Plaintiff given more time to find new lawyer in wrongful burial suit

By Amelia Flood | Jan 5, 2010

Kathleen Beecher-Miller has more time to find a new attorney to carry on her suit over the misidentification of her murdered son.

Valve cut during heart surgery, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

The administrator of a deceased woman's estate blames doctors for causing the woman's death, alleging they cut through a valve in her heart while performing heart surgery.

Route 159 accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

A man claims he sustained neck, back, hip and elbow injuries after a driver struck him.

Buster's Tire Mart sued over inadequate store entry

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

A woman has filed suit against a tire store, alleging she tripped when she attempted to enter the store.

Bus driver claims injuries in crash with Grand Marquis

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2010

A bus driver says she sustained arm, wrist, low back and leg injuries after the driver of a Mercury Grand Marquis struck the bus.

Madigan urges high court to reject effort to close Chicago locks

By Chris Rizo | Jan 5, 2010

Madigan SPRINGFIELD - The U.S. Supreme Court should reject a multistate request to close the locks that connect Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Tuesday.

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