News from January 2010

Sense of smell and taste lost by Zicam, woman claims in suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A woman claims she lost her sense of smell and taste after using a nasal spray.

Alton Farm and Home sued by woman who trips

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

A woman has filed suit against an Alton store, alleging she had to undergo surgery on her knee after she tripped over a step at the entrance to the store's garden center.

Alton Square Mall claims marketing firm in default

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

The owner of Alton Square Mall says a company defaulted on $2,400 monthly payments owed for marketing and advertising rights.

Hearing canceled in Goldenberg fee dispute

By Amelia Flood | Jan 7, 2010

Ruth A Thursday morning hearing in a fee dispute between an Edwardsville law firm and an attorney who worked with it on litigation stemming from oil contamination in Hartford, was canceled due to winter weather.

Arguments continue over discovery issues in atrazine suits

By Amelia Flood | Jan 7, 2010

Tillery Despite snowy weather, Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder had a full house of attorneys as she held a motion day in six proposed class actions suits involving a popular weed killer, atrazine.

Parties confer on liens in long-running Edwardsville rear-end suit

By Amelia Flood | Jan 8, 2010

Ruth Although Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth was scheduled to hear motions in a long-running rear-end accident suit, the judge instead the parties to work out what liens exist and set a hearing on those.

INVICTUS...Happy New Year, Mr. President

By John J. Hopkins | Jan 9, 2010

Hopkins The path to true leadership begins with the recognition that you, and only you, are in charge. George W. Bush is gone. It is now your watch, with the consequences. No more excuses or inaccurate talk of "inherited" problems.

The day the toast wasn't burnt

By The Madison County Record | Jan 10, 2010

The story is told of the seven-year-old boy who never spoke.

28 asbestos cases filed Dec. 14-18 in Madison County

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 11, 2010

Gori A total of 28 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Dec. 14 through Dec. 18.

Jury awards plaintiff $5,795.56 in Wentzville car accident trial

By Amelia Flood | Jan 11, 2010

The plaintiff in an accident suit stemming from a crash near Wentzville, Mo. more than 10 years ago walked away with a little under $6,000 in damages Thursday.

Zicam and manufacturer blamed for woman's loss of smell, taste

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 12, 2010

A woman claims she lost her sense of smell and taste after using a homeopathic remedy.

Defendant asks for more time to file post-trial motions in Alton foot amputation case

By Amelia Flood | Jan 12, 2010

Hylla Defendant Enver Hamiti has asked Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla for another time extension to file post-trial motions.

Some mayors not on board with revised STAR bonds proposal

By Ann Knef | Jan 12, 2010

Even though nearby municipalities would share in new property tax revenue generated by the development of a 900-acre retail project in Glen Carbon, some local mayors are still strongly opposed to the controversial University Town Center.

Judge resets hearing in Venezia wrongful death suit

By Amelia Flood | Jan 12, 2010

Instead of dismissing a wrongful death lawsuit for lack of prosecution, St. Clair County Circuit Judge Patrick Young has reset a case brought by the parents of a young woman murdered in 2005.

Hylla to hear arguments for settling Countrywide class action

By Amelia Flood | Jan 12, 2010

Marks Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla is set to hear preliminary arguments in favor of settling a long-running class action case against mortgage lender Countrywide Home Loans on Jan. 20.

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