News from February 2010

Former BP manager pleads guilty to tax evasion

By Ann Knef | Feb 1, 2010

Former BP Amoco environmental business manager Greg Jevyak of Wood River has pleaded guilty to evading $262,665 in income taxes for tax year 2006.

Hearing moved in Big Sky settlement as attorneys confer

By Amelia Flood | Feb 1, 2010

Stack A hearing on a motion to modify a $22 million telephone class action settlement has been moved to Feb. 16.

'Nasty' campaigning comes to a close: Governor's race up for grabs

By Ann Knef | Feb 1, 2010

A depiction of Republican candidate for governor Kirk Dillard as an "Obama twin" is making the email rounds. No campaign is claiming responsibility for the piece. On the eve of the Illinois primary election, voter opinion in the Metro-East shows a lack of consensus in the race for governor, according to a random survey taken today.

Crowder dismisses case in wrongful foreclosure suit

By Amelia Flood | Feb 1, 2010

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has dismissed a suit over a foreclosed Alton home.

Man files suit involving accident when he was 12

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 2, 2010

A man has filed suit against a driver who he says hit him while exiting a parking lot nearly eight years ago.

Woman claims she lost her job at US Bank over selling 'Visa cards'

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 2, 2010

A woman claims her bosses at U.S. Bank wrongly terminated her because she reported the company's alleged fraudulent activity in training its employees.

Parties settle, case dismissed in doctor/lawyer suit against Belleville firm

By Amelia Flood | Feb 2, 2010

Hylla An orthopedic surgeon/lawyer's legal malpractice suit has been dismissed, owing to its settlement in December.

Ruth to hear motions in woman's sexual harassment suit

By Amelia Flood | Feb 2, 2010

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth will hear a dismissal move filed by the defendants in a sexual harassment suit Feb 5.

Customer sues landscaper over Quiktrip slip and fall

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 2, 2010

A man has filed suit against a convenience store and its plowing company, alleging he slipped and fell on snow and ice while walking to his car.

Caseyville property owner claims Holland Construction, L&W blocked his access

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 2, 2010

A St. Clair County man says that during 2009 he could not access his property because a construction company blocked an access road leading to it.

Callis to hear motions in alienation of affection suit

By Amelia Flood | Feb 2, 2010

Callis Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis will hear a motion barring a pro hac vice admission in an alienation of affection suit Friday.

Driver negligently drove over mound of dirt, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 2, 2010

A woman has filed suit against three people who she blames for causing an accident in which she was ejected from a vehicle.

Illinois medical malpractice opinion expected Feb. 4

By Ann Knef | Feb 2, 2010

The Illinois Supreme Court is expected to file its opinion Thursday on the constitutionality of the state's medical malpractice reform law.

Son fatally shot in back of head at Swansea party, mother claims in suit

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 2, 2010

A St. Clair County woman seeks damages in a lawsuit over her minor son's death at a party where another minor boy allegedly shot him in the back of the neck.

Kankakee hospital, doctor named in St. Clair County wrongful death complaint

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 2, 2010

The wife of a deceased man has filed suit against Riverside Medical Center of Kankakee and one of its doctors, alleging the doctor failed to recognize and appropriately treat signs of sepsis.

Skin cells killed by negligent IV infiltration, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 2, 2010

A woman blames doctors at Alton Memorial Hospital for causing the death of skin cells on her right arm.

Judge to decide lawyer fee question in suit against Godfrey

By Steve Korris | Feb 3, 2010

Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison must decide whether to award a fee to lawyers who successfully sued the village of Godfrey to make an appraisal public.

Plaintiff seeks to move Feb. 8 trial date in Canteen Township rear-end case

By Amelia Flood | Feb 3, 2010

Matoesian The plaintiff in a negligence suit scheduled for trial Monday has asked to continue the trial.

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