News from January 2010

Citizens Community Bank sues over unpaid promissory note

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 12, 2010

A bank claims three people owe it more than $130,000 after they failed to pay off a promissory note.

10 new asbestos claims filed in Madison County Dec. 21-24

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 12, 2010

Phillips A total of 10 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Dec. 21 through Dec. 25.

Trial bar seeks to expand liability, end arbitration clauses

By Chris Rizo | Jan 13, 2010

Tarricone WASHINGTON - The national trial lawyers group outlined its 2010 legislative agenda Monday, announcing that the group plans to take aim at mandatory arbitration clauses and push to expand civil liability, among other initiatives.

Callis order lets some Stack cases forego Jan. 29 status conference

By Amelia Flood | Jan 13, 2010

Callis Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis has lifted dozens of civil cases -- among the hundred reassigned from retiring Circuit Judge Daniel Stack -- from a scheduled status conference Jan. 29.

Trial starts Tuesday after day-long voir dire in whistleblower suit

By Amelia Flood | Jan 13, 2010

Crowder Testimony got under way Tuesday in a whistleblower suit over alleged oil dumping in the Mississippi River.

Judicial candidates running in 3rd and 20th are 'recommended' in ISBA poll

By Ann Knef | Jan 13, 2010

Haida Judicial candidates running in the Third and Twentieth Judicial Circuits are "recommended" for office, according to a poll conducted by the Illinois State Bar Association.

Route 157 accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 13, 2010

A woman claims she sustained multiple injuries after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way to her.

Wood River Township sued by woman who trips on sidewalk

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 13, 2010

A Madison County woman and her husband have filed suit against Wood River Township, alleging the woman tripped on a piece of protruding pipe while at the township hall.

Appellate court orders Madison County mutual funds class action be dismissed

By Ann Knef | Jan 13, 2010

The Fifth District Appellate Court has ordered that a Madison County mutual funds class action be dismissed.

Inn Between Tavern sued by patron who was attacked

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 13, 2010

A man claims two patrons of a Granite City bar attacked and beat him without provocation.

Fentanyl death blamed on Wal-Mart slip and fall

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 14, 2010

A woman claims her husband's death from an overdose of prescription pain medication would not have occurred had he not slipped and fallen at Wal-Mart.

Medical expenses, lost wages claimed in accident suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 14, 2010

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she says struck her, allegedly causing her to lose wages of more than $25,000.

Alton accident causes neck injuries, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 14, 2010

A woman claims she sustained a broken, bruised, crushed and displaced neck and body after a driver rear-ended her.

Wood River home lost in tax sale, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 14, 2010

A Madison County couple says they lost their home after a company deceptively misinformed their daughter regarding the redemption of their home after a tax sale.

Plaintiffs claim driver turned left in front of oncoming vehicle

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 14, 2010

Two women have filed suit against a driver who they say hit their vehicle when he attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of them.

Injuries claimed in Route 111 accident

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 14, 2010

A man has filed suit against the driver who he says rear-ended him.

Personal injury cases at heart of last '09 and first '10 St. Clair County suits

By Amelia Flood | Jan 14, 2010

Personal injuries are subjects of the final lawsuit filed last year and the first suit filed this year in St. Clair County.

Stack reversed in granting Cassens & Sons summary judgment

By Ann Knef | Jan 14, 2010

Wexstten Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack "erroneously" granted summary judgment in favor of Cassens & Sons of Edwardsville in an injury lawsuit brought by trucker Mark Graham, according to appellate court justices.

'Job for life' promise broken, former worker claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 14, 2010

A former project engineer at Wozinak Industries claims the company wrongly terminated him after promising him a job for life.

Professional coach to speak at next People in Business

By The Madison County Record | Jan 14, 2010

Professional coach and owner of the St. Louis area division of The Entrepreneur's Source, Bruce McLaughlin, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of 'People in Business."

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