News from April 2010

Chocolate Easter bunnies were smaller than advertised, new class action claims

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 1, 2010

Hoppy, the 'enormous' chocolate bunny A class action suit filed in Madison County Circuit Court claims Illinois consumers were victims of deceptive advertising involving Hershey's "Hoppy the Giant Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny."

Granite City subdivision owners' drainage suit set for trial Monday

By Amelia Flood | Apr 1, 2010

Crowder A group of Madison County property owners' eight year-old suit over drainage issues will go to trial Monday.

Plaintiff moves for default judgment in foot amputation case

By Amelia Flood | Apr 1, 2010

Hylla An Alton man who won more than $1 million in a suit over an accident that caused him to lose his right foot has asked for default judgment against the insurance company that settled his claims before trial.

Assault victims waiting on state to move case against Lakin

By Ann Knef | Apr 1, 2010

Lakin Nearly four years after victims of alleged child sexual abuse brought a lawsuit against Thomas Lakin, they are still waiting for their claims to be decided.

Wendler settles defamation suit against AIG

By Steve Korris | Apr 2, 2010

CHICAGO – Brian Wendler of Edwardsville, personal injury lawyer for Teamster truckers, settled his seven year defamation suit against insurer AIG.

STAR bonds fizzle out

By The Madison County Record | Apr 4, 2010

We all have our jobs to do, but sometimes those jobs put us in opposition to each other. Feelings get hurt, differences harden, and compromise becomes near impossible.

Plaintiffs in suit against Raging Rivers seek to file fourth amended complaint

By Amelia Flood | Apr 5, 2010

Plaintiffs in a suit over a boy's mouth injury allegedly caused by a water park slide are asking to file a fourth amended complaint.

Callis re-elected chief judge in Madison County

By Amelia Flood | Apr 5, 2010

Callis Ann Callis will remain chief judge of the Madison County Circuit.

Parties settle eight year-old Granite City drainage suit

By Amelia Flood | Apr 5, 2010

The parties in a long-running suit over flooding in two Granite City subdivisions settled the case the morning just before it was to go to trial.

Carr ordered to pay $635k to Tillery and others; barred from filing future suits

By Amelia Flood | Apr 5, 2010

Carr East St. Louis attorney Rex Carr has been ordered to pay his former law partners $635,000 as a sanction for "out of control" behavior related to numerous lawsuits he has filed against them.

City of Edwardsville sued over girl's death

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 6, 2010

The father and mother of a deceased girl claim the city of Edwardsville failed to keep sanitary sewer facilities safe, causing the girl to be crushed to death after cement walls collapsed on her.

Glen Carbon accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 6, 2010

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she says struck the side of her vehicle.

Construction worker claims company allowed him to operate dangerous tool

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 6, 2010

An East Alton man has filed suit against the construction company that he says allowed him to operate a dangerous tool, which resulted in serious injuries to his leg.

Suit claims employer spread false rumors

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 6, 2010

A Madison County man claims he suffered damages to his reputation after his employer started spreading rumors that he attempted to falsify a workers' compensation claim.

Saline Township, former supervisor seek to dismiss parts of groping suits

By Amelia Flood | Apr 6, 2010

Former Saline Township Supervisor Alvin Steiner, battling five separate suits over alleged groping and molestation, is moving to dismiss parts of the plaintiffs' complaints.

Hylla pushes Peipert trial back a week

By Amelia Flood | Apr 6, 2010

Hylla The frequently postponed trial involving a man's claims against the makers of acne drug Accutane has been pushed off again.

The Franchise and Schlemer's named in personal injury suit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 7, 2010

A man has filed suit against a bar patron who initiated an altercation with him and the owners of the bars who allowed the patron to drink intoxicating beverages.

Driver followed too closely, plaintiff claims in suit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 7, 2010

The owner of a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee claims she sustained permanent injuries to her back, shoulders, arms, hands, head and other body parts after a driver rear-ended her.

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