News from February 2010

Injuries claimed in I-270 accident

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 11, 2010

A man claims he became sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled after a driver rear-ended him.

Dropped cell phone caused driver to lose control, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 11, 2010

A minor woman and her father say they sustained injuries costing them more than $60,000 in missed work and medical costs after a driver rear-ended their vehicle.

Volvo driver claims he was rear-ended on I-270

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 11, 2010

A man claims he sustained severe and permanent injuries after a driver rear-ended him.

Legal malpractice trial continued; attorneys wrangle over re-adding Simmons as defendant

By Amelia Flood | Feb 11, 2010

Simmons The trial of a long-running dispute between an asbestos plaintiff and her former attorneys will not go to trial Tuesday as the court and attorneys for both sides contemplate re-adding a formerly dismissed defendant.

Rotted steps caused tenant to fracture heel bone, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 11, 2010

A Madison County man has filed suit against his landlord, claiming he sustained a fractured left heel bone after rotted wooden steps allegedly collapsed beneath him.

Revenue's new fiscal note on UTC still predicts negative impact

By Steve Korris | Feb 11, 2010

SPRINGFIELD - State Revenue Director Brian Hamer predicted last year that the proposed University Town Center (UTC) in Glen Carbon would cannibalize other retailers, but his new report on the mall replaces that clear warning with fuzzy estimates.

Chapman hears arguments in Buske divorce funds dispute

By Amelia Flood | Feb 12, 2010

The three parties in a complicated Madison County divorce gathered Thursday to attempt to resolve the last of the disputes in the case.

Hospital wrongful death case goes to trial Tuesday

By Amelia Flood | Feb 12, 2010

A woman's wrongful death suit against a Granite City hospital is set for trial Tuesday.

Negligence case against Rosewood Care Center goes to trial Tuesday

By Amelia Flood | Feb 12, 2010

Crowder A five year-old suit against an Edwarsville nursing home is set for trial Tuesday.

Rolling Snake Eyes

By John J. Hopkins | Feb 13, 2010

Hopkins The General Assembly played a game of chance with the Court, hoping that the provisions of the bill creating checks on the virtually non regulated medical liability insurance industry - the real villain in this drama - would blind the Justices to patent Constitutional infirmities.

Gino's plan for new jobs

By The Madison County Record | Feb 13, 2010

Alexi "Gino" Giannoulias, the Illinois Democrats' nominee for U.S. Senate, says he has "a plan for new jobs."

Selectively Separated

By Allen Adomite | Feb 14, 2010

Adomite It's really simple: According to Section 1 of Article II of the Illinois Constitution, The legislative, executive and judicial branches are separate. No branch shall exercise powers properly belonging to another. Call it Separation of Powers, it's a basic tenet of constitutional government you learn in the 8th grade.

Accident on Geronimo subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 15, 2010

A man has filed suit against the driver of a car who he says was involved in a collision while the plaintiff was riding with him.

Granite City rear-end accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 15, 2010

A man has filed suit against an allegedly intoxicated driver who he says rear-ended him.

Bar owners sued over I-255 fatality

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 15, 2010

The family of a deceased man blames the owners of a Hazelwood, Mo. bar for his death, saying employees at the bar sold intoxicating beverages to the driver who caused an accident resulting in the man's death.

Man claims injuries in private road accident

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 15, 2010

A man has filed suit against the driver who he says struck him while pulling out of a private drive.

Financing company seeks repossession of mobile home

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 15, 2010

A financing company wants the court to issue an order allowing it to repossess a manufactured home that it says a Pontoon Beach couple has failed to make payments on.

Ambulance passengers sue driver who struck them

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 15, 2010

Inez F. Moss and Cody A. Schubert have filed a complaint against the driver who they say struck an ambulance in which they were riding.

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