News from February 2010

Passenger sues driver after Mustang leaves roadway, flips

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 25, 2010

A man has filed suit against the driver in whose car he was riding when it left the road and overturned several times.

Former Norfolk Southern employee claims repetitive trauma

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 25, 2010

A former Norfolk Southern Railway Company employee has filed suit against the railroad, alleging he was injured after he was exposed to numerous repetitive traumas while working for it.

Man claims injuries in Roxana accident

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 25, 2010

A man claims he suffered severe injuries to his left shoulder, back, spinal column, nervous system and body after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way to him at an intersection.

Driver hurt by uninsured motorist says insurer failed to pay claim

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 25, 2010

A woman has filed suit against her insurance company, saying it failed to reimburse her for medical costs she incurred after an uninsured driver struck her.

STAR bonds amendment to mental health bill stalls

By Steve Korris | Feb 25, 2010

Clayborne SPRINGFIELD – Senate Majority Leader James Clayborne of Belleville can't gather a majority behind state sponsorship of a tourist attraction and mall at Glen Carbon.

Durbin gets big bucks from trial lawyers

By Chris Rizo | Feb 26, 2010

Durbin WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a member of the Senate Democratic leadership team, has raked in big bucks this year from trial lawyers and their political action committees, campaign finance disclosures indicate.

Plaintiff wants Simmons back in legal malpractice case

By Amelia Flood | Feb 26, 2010

Simmons Madison County's most prolific asbestos attorney may get pulled back into a legal malpractice case brought by a former client.

Attorney withdraws in Rick Jones suit against Wood River

By Amelia Flood | Feb 26, 2010

The attorney for convicted felon Rick Jones has withdrawn from his client's case against the city of Wood River.

Malpractice story is about insurance companies - not lawyers v. docs

By Thomas Q. Keefe, Jr. | Feb 28, 2010

Most folks agree that there are two sides to every story. It seems that only one side of the "malpractice story" has been told. There is another side; and while I freely admit that I am an advocate for this side of the story because it benefits me and my clients, it is still a side worth considering.

Even in court, home is where the heart is

By The Madison County Record | Feb 28, 2010

Five years ago, President George W. Bush chose Madison County as the most appropriate place to sign into law the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.

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