News from January 2010

Man claims doctor performed unnecessary elective prostate surgery

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 28, 2010

A Wood River man has filed suit against Saint Anthony's Health Center and one of its doctors, alleging the doctor performed an unnecessary elective surgery on the man without warning him of its risks.

Ceiling falls on woman watching TV, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 28, 2010

A Madison County woman claims she sustained a fractured left arm after a ceiling in her apartment fell on her.

First mate stumbles on M/V Kate Maurine, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 28, 2010

A barge crew worker has filed suit against his employer, alleging it failed to provide him with a safe workplace and caused him to trip over a wire and to fall.

Conference moved in Sears class action case

By Amelia Flood | Jan 28, 2010

A January status conference in a St. Clair County class action brought over lawn mower horsepower marketing has been moved to March.

Madison County Transit and bus driver named in suit by injured passengers

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 28, 2010

Two Madison County Transit bus passengers and a driver say they sustained injuries after the Madison County Transit bus driver rear-ended a vehicle.

Campaign spending decision draws attention at State of the Union

By John O'Brien | Jan 28, 2010

President Obama WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama went out of his way to criticize the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday night, though some are writing that he was wrong in his argument.

Kubota tractor trial set to open Monday in Madison County

By Amelia Flood | Jan 28, 2010

Broom A 2009 product liability suit involving a tractor's brake failure is set to go to trial Monday.

Lakin's 'reverse auction' theory rejected in NJ Sprint settlement; class to get about 44 cents

By Steve Korris | Jan 28, 2010

Lakin NEWARK, N.J. – Brad Lakin failed to prove that Paul Weiss and Richard Burke settled a class action against telephone company Sprint for less than Lakin would have obtained in Madison County, U.S. District Judge Jose Linares ruled.

Illinois Bell wants to keep unclaimed funds in class action settlement

By Amelia Flood | Jan 28, 2010

Stack Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack is set to hear a defense motion asking him to modify an order that settled a seven-year old class action case for more than $21 million last November.

Expert witness against H&R Block admits he bought 'peace of mind'

By Steve Korris | Jan 29, 2010

EAST ST. LOUIS – Class action expert Don Kovacic plans to swear that tax preparer H & R Block shouldn't sell peace of mind, but apparently his wife made him buy it.

Local entrepreneur offers innovative product for process servers, attorneys

By Ann Knef | Jan 29, 2010

Kellerman and Brown One of the newest innovations in the process serving industry was developed by local entrepreneur Greg Kellerman of Glen Carbon.

Sweet sworn in as Madison County's newest associate judge

By Amelia Flood | Jan 29, 2010

It was standing room only in courtroom 327 as friends, family and colleagues gathered to watch Wood River attorney Dean Sweet get sworn in as Madison County's newest associate judge.

Earn it, Learn it or Lose it: The Pursuit of Knowledge

By John J. Hopkins | Jan 30, 2010

Hopkins Come on out to the next session in your area. You might be entertained. You might be challenged. You might be confused. In any event, you will be the better for it. The students are of all ages, bright, dedicated and the discussions are lively. You might just learn something valuable for a lifetime.

Free speech for everyone, not just certain ones

By The Madison County Record | Jan 30, 2010

"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech," says the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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