News from January 2010

Unopposed judicial candidates assured victory in Madison, St. Clair counties

By Ann Knef | Jan 6, 2010

Mudge In less than one month, the Illinois primary election will determine whose campaigns will carry on to the all-important November 2010 general election in a slew of statewide and local races.

Crowder denies Syngenta as lead atrazine case; allows plaintiffs to be added

By Amelia Flood | Jan 6, 2010

Crowder Six proposed class action suits over water contamination allegedly caused by a popular weed killer will all proceed at the same time, according to an order signed by Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder.

Stack approves $1.25 million First Health settlement; lawyers get $650K

By Amelia Flood | Jan 6, 2010

Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack has ended months of limbo in the disputed settlement of a class action suit over improper Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) reductions.

Plaintiff files pro-se motion opposing judgment enforcement

By Amelia Flood | Jan 6, 2010

The plaintiff in a long-running suit over an Edwardsville rear-end accident has filed a motion on his own behalf opposing the enforcement of the $125,000 judgment a jury awarded him.

Broom named to Committee on Character and Fitness

By The Madison County Record | Jan 6, 2010

Broom Attorney Gordon Broom was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Committee on Character and Fitness, for the Fifth District of the Illinois Supreme Court.

Legal fees top $2.2 million in '09 for some state offices

By Ann Knef | Jan 6, 2010

State government offices spent at least $2.2 million in legal fees in 2009, according to the website IllinoisOpenGov.org.

Trial opens Monday in whistleblower retaliatory discharge case

By Amelia Flood | Jan 6, 2010

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder is scheduled to open a trial of a retaliatory discharge case stemming from a man who alleges oil was spilled into the Mississippi River.

Cab company sued by injured passenger

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A woman says she sustained severe and disabling injuries after the driver of a vehicle in which she rode failed to stop at a traffic sign.

Bus driver sues Monte Carlo driver over injuries

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A bus driver has filed suit against the driver of Chevrolet Monte Carlo, who he says caused him to sustain nervous system injuries after striking him.

Neighbor's dirt mounds causing pools of water, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A Madison County man and his wife say pools of water have accumulated on their property after a neighbor stacked mounds of dirt on adjacent land.

Mack truck driver sideswipes Achieva, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A woman claims a Mack truck driver sideswiped her while she drove in Granite City.

Car flipped after being rammed in side, man claims in suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A man has filed suit against the driver who he says rammed into the side of his car, causing it to flip.

Motorcylist claims tractor driver pulled out during attempted pass

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A man and his wife have filed suit against the tractor driver who they say pulled in front of them as they attempted to pass him on their motorcycle.

Edwardsville couple claims flooded property is uninhabitable

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

An Edwardsville couple claims it can no longer inhabit a new home they purchased in 2006 because of five floods, which have substantially damaged the property and its contents.

Pool Pros claims Bethalto man owes $20k on in-ground pool

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A pool company claims a Bethalto man failed to pay it more than $20,000 which allegedly remains owed to the company after it installed an in-ground pool for him.

Granite City accident caused injuries, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A Granite City man says he sustained neck and back injuries after a driver rear-ended him while he sat in traffic.

Couple who refinanced claim new lender failed to pay off old loan

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A couple claims they should not have to pay Bank of America a mortgage that it accelerated on them after they refinanced their home.

Suit claims Edwardsville Terrace failed to prevent resident's drowning

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

The brother of a deceased man blames an Edwardsville nursing home for his brother's drowning death while taking a bath.

Granite City pedestrian claims driver made U-turn, struck him

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A man has filed suit against the driver who he says struck him while he was standing on a corner.

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