News from January 2010

Attorney Kusmierczak joins Gori Julian

By The Madison County Record | Jan 14, 2010

Gori Julian & Associates in Edwardsville announced the addition of Joe Kusmierczak to the firm's roster of attorneys.

Chapman to preside over Ruth slip and fall trial Tuesday

By Amelia Flood | Jan 14, 2010

Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman will preside over the trial of a 2006 slip and fall suit on Tuesday.

Ruth to hear 2003 negligence trial Tuesday

By Amelia Flood | Jan 14, 2010

Ruth Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth is set to preside over the trial of a seven year-old negligence suit Tuesday.

Trial continues in oil spill whistleblower case

By Amelia Flood | Jan 14, 2010

The trial of a deckhand's suit against his former employer stemming from an oil spill three years ago in the Mississippi River will continue into Friday.

Case settles as trial nears end in retaliatory discharge suit

By Amelia Flood | Jan 15, 2010

A Glen Carbon man's suit against his former employer for what he claims was his firing stemming from oil dumping in the Mississippi River settled Friday morning on the day the case likely would have gone to the jury.

Resolving legal disputes without a court trial

By The Madison County Record | Jan 16, 2010

Disputes happen. Sometimes they involve a former spouse, other times a business owner, employee or neighbor. Disputes come in all types, sizes and intensities, and can involve lengthy and expensive court battles.

Peter, Paul, and Maryville

By The Madison County Record | Jan 17, 2010

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul," said Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.

A willingness to be governed beyond constitutional boundaries spells the voluntary surrender of freedom

By Tad Armstrong | Jan 17, 2010

(Editor's Note: Edwardsville attorney Armstrong turned an informal 2005 gathering into 3,000 pages of educational materials (written, in part, and edited, in full, by himself), five adult study clubs in Madison County and a student club at Edwardsville High School. He envisions an ELL Constitution Club (Earn It, Learn It or Lose It) in communities across the country and invites lawyers and citizens

Crowder could serve as Madison County's next asbestos judge

By Ann Knef | Jan 18, 2010

Stack Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder could become the court's next asbestos judge when Circuit Judge Daniel Stack leaves the post he has held since 2004.

Granite City accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 19, 2010

A man says he sustained severe neck, back and spinal injuries after the driver of a Toyota Corolla failed to yield at a stop sign.

Cancers caused by playing in 'Dead Creek,' other exposures, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 19, 2010

Four people who have either been diagnosed with cancer or who have had spouses die from the disease filed a lawsuit against five corporations, saying their illnesses were caused because of the companies' wrongful release of chemicals into the ground.

Six asbestos cases filed Jan. 4-8 in Madison County

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 19, 2010

Gori A total of six new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Jan. 4 through Jan. 8.


By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 19, 2010

Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

Green Mount Road accident causes injuries, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 19, 2010

A St. Clair County woman claims she sustained severe injuries after a driver crashed into her car.

Class action claims Clinton County investor embezzled funds

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 19, 2010

A man and his wife have filed a putative class action lawsuit, claiming they were victims of a Clinton County man's embezzlement scheme in which he allegedly collected more than $2 million.

Trial opens in seven year-old negligence suit

By Amelia Flood | Jan 20, 2010

Jury selection lasted much of Monday as the trial of a 2003 negligence suit got under way in Madison County.

Chapman opens trial in Bethalto slip and fall case

By Amelia Flood | Jan 20, 2010

A Bethalto man's slip and fall in his apartment complex's allegedly icy parking lot went to trial Monday in Madison County.

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