News from July 2010

Judge to hear all Steiner motions July 9

By Amelia Flood | Jul 1, 2010

Maag Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth will take up pending motions on July 9 in a series of suits filed against Saline Township and a former official over alleged sexual misconduct.

Atrazine motion hearing to be reset

By Amelia Flood | Jul 1, 2010

Reeg A hearing over dueling motions to compel in one of a series of Madison County alleged water contamination class actions is off.

Last car in funeral procession struck

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2010

A Belleville resident struck the final car in a funeral procession, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

Woman claims injuries in Albers accident

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2010

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she says crossed the center of the road and struck her vehicle.

Mascoutah law firm named in malpractice suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2010

Two Highland residents have filed suit against a Mascoutah law firm and one of its attorneys, claiming the attorney failed to track expiration dates of continuation statements.

Railroad trackman claims job requirements were so strenuous

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2010

An Olney man claims the job requirements of his former employer were so strenuous that he developed problems in his neck, spine and upper and lower extremities.

Courthouses closed Monday for holiday

By The Madison County Record | Jul 1, 2010

The Madison and St. Clair County courthouses and county government offices will be closed Monday, July 5 in honor of Independence Day.

I-55/70 accident is subject of St. Clair County suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2010

A woman claims a driver struck the rear of her vehicle as she drove on the interstate.

Fairview Heights man claims injuries in auto accident

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2010

A Fairview Heights man has filed suit against the driver who he claims caused a collision while he was riding with the driver.

Caseyville woman claims dog bit and chewed her in street

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2010

A Caseyville woman claims she sustained injuries to her knees after her neighbors' dog bit and attacked her.

Renters blame landlord in infant's carbon dioxide death

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2010

The parents of a deceased infant blame the owner of their home for allowing carbon dioxide and other toxic fumes to seep into their rental property, resulting in their child's death.

Driver failed to maintain proper lookout, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2010

A woman and her husband claim a driver failed to stop before striking their vehicle and causing the woman to sustain injuries.

Crowder to hear motion to transfer in train injuries case

By Amelia Flood | Jul 1, 2010

A railroad company is asking that a suit over a man's injuries be moved out of Edwardsville and sent to Macoupin County.

Appellate court decision keeps OB court battle alive

By Steve Korris | Jul 1, 2010

Wexstten MOUNT VERNON - Eight years after physician Christina Midkiff left Maryville Women's Center, she still doesn't know where the law will allow her to practice.

Madison County asbestos cases up from last year

By Amelia Flood | Jul 1, 2010

Crowder Madison County's already swelled asbestos docket has packed on more cases at this year's mid point than it had at the same time last year.

Medical malpractice filings down, class actions hold steady in Madison County mid-year

By Amelia Flood | Jul 1, 2010

While Madison County has seen an uptick in asbestos lawsuits filed at the Edwardsville courthouse, medical malpractice lawsuit filings are down and class action cases are holding firm.

Fifth District says 10-year-old car accident suit belongs in Missouri, not Illinois

By Steve Korris | Jul 1, 2010

MOUNT VERNON – Madison County judges kept a car crash lawsuit for 10 years when it always belonged in Missouri, according to Fifth District appeals judges.

Parties agree to mediation in botched paternity test suit

By Amelia Flood | Jul 2, 2010

Matoesian The parties in a suit over a botched paternity test that allegedly kept a man from his child for more than a decade have agreed to mediation.

Justices uphold award against builder, calling him 'contumacious'

By Steve Korris | Jul 2, 2010

MOUNT VERNON – Robert Higgins avoided a lawsuit so flagrantly for so long that indignant Fifth District appeals judges called him contumacious.

We're mad because we didn't get audited!

By The Madison County Record | Jul 3, 2010

People buy insurance as protection against something that's not likely to happen.

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