News from January 2010

American Express sues over unpaid balance

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 26, 2010

American Express has filed suit against a Collinsville man and a construction company who it says defaulted on payments of more than $50,000 he charged to their credit card.

Fetal distress not detected, says suit against obstetrician and hospital

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 26, 2010

A Collinsville woman claims her daughter died after a doctor at Anderson Hospital allegedly failed to provide proper pre-natal care.

Case management set Wednesday in Avon Skin So Soft suit

By Amelia Flood | Jan 26, 2010

A case management conference is set Wednesday in a woman's product liability suit stemming from rectal bleeding and other symptoms she claims to have suffered after using Avon shower gel.

Alton Telegraph defamation case set for management Wednesday

By Amelia Flood | Jan 26, 2010

A defamation of character suit against a local newspaper's owner and reporter is set for a case management conference Wednesday.

Alton School District 11 assault case set for case management

By Amelia Flood | Jan 26, 2010

A case management conference is set Wednesday in a father's suit against an Alton school district over injuries his son suffered when the boy was beaten up on a school bus.

Household Financial Services class action settlement hearing moved

By Amelia Flood | Jan 26, 2010

Lakin A preliminary approval hearing for the settlement of a seven year-old mortgage fees class action case has been moved to March.

Barge worker claims arm mangled by large metal ball

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 26, 2010

A man claims his right arm became mangled after a large metal ball dropped unexpectedly from a crane.

12 new asbestos cases filed in Madison County Jan. 11-15

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 26, 2010

Heller A total of 12 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Jan. 11 through Jan. 15.

Gori and Julian file asbestos suits in St. Clair County

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 26, 2010

Gori Two asbestos suits were filed in St. Clair County on Jan. 12.

Crowder settles atrazine discovery issues, sets February hearings

By Amelia Flood | Jan 26, 2010

Tillery Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has sided with attorney Stephen Tillery in his demand for documents from an Italian parent company in a series of proposed atrazine class actions.

State Bar Law Ed program set Feb. 5 for lawyers in central Illinois

By The Madison County Record | Jan 26, 2010

Hot Topics in Agricultural Law, a continuing legal education program hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at Marriott Bloomington Normal, 201 Broadway Avenue, in Normal.

Former cop's suit against New Athens settles

By Amelia Flood | Jan 27, 2010

A retaliatory discharge suit brought against the village of New Athens has settled.

Lawyers file appearances in wrongful death suit over skin peeling

By Amelia Flood | Jan 27, 2010

A number of attorneys for the more than 17 defendants in a wrongful death suit have filed appearances and motions to dismiss allegations that a patient died from an allergic reaction that left her skin peeling off.

Defendants file flurry of motions in Herr Funeral Home dispute

By Amelia Flood | Jan 27, 2010

Funeral home owners fighting a battle over their firing of a former manager and his alleged misuse of the company credit cards have filed a series of motions in the 2009 St. Clair County suit.

Man sues Allstate claiming it failed to represent driver who struck him

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2010

A man has filed suit against an insurance company, claiming it failed to represent the driver who struck him in a lawsuit he filed against the driver.

Justice Kennedy: Law that banned 'Hillary' could have banned newspapers and books

By Steve Korris | Jan 27, 2010

Hillary Clinton WASHINGTON – Politicians who tried to discourage distribution of the movie, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," could have simply banned it under campaign finance laws the U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Jan. 21, according to Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Motorcyclist sues truck driver over accident injuries

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 28, 2010

A man says he became disabled and disfigured after a truck driver struck his motorcycle.

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