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Crowder elected to judicial board

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has been elected to Board of Directors of the Illinois Judges Association.

Malfunctioning traffic signal case against Alton settles

A suit stemming from a malfunctioning Alton traffic signal that caused a car accident has settled.

Rear-end accident suit settles

A Wood River rear end accident case has settled.

Rear-end accident suit trial pushed off, had been set Monday

A 2008 rear-end accident suit's Monday trial has been pushed off.

Woman's injury suit after car stopped without parking settles

A negligence suit stemming from a car that rolled after its driver allegedly failed to put it in park after stopping has settled.

Two honored as Partners in Peace

The Third Judicial Circuit has honored Bond County State's Attorney Chris Bauer and Ted Parker, the director of Group Interventions, as Partners in Peace.

Ruth to hear attorney's plea to bow out of battery case against Wal-Mart

Ruth The attorney of a woman who was allegedly thrown to the ground while pregnant outside a Wal-Mart store is asking to bow out of the case.

Crowder approves Raging Rivers settlement

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder approved a $30,000 settlement Wednesday morning between a local water park and a boy injured on one of its rides in 2006.

Matoesian awards $99,000 in attorney's fees in nursing home suit

Matoesian The attorneys for the plaintiff in a 2004 negligence suit against an Alton nursing home took home $99,000 in fees Wednesday.

Woman sues Caseyville nursing home over man's death

BELLEVILLE -- A woman has filed suit against Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Caseyville Property, alleging a man died because of their staff's failure to adequately treat his decubitus ulcers.

Former personal trainer sues Gold's Gym for sexual harassment

BELLEVILLE -- A former personal trainer for Gold's Gym claims she endured sexual harassment during the five months she worked for the company before management terminated her because of her complaints.

Children claim funeral home didn't prepare mother's body properly

BELLEVILLE -- The two children of a deceased woman have filed suit against the funeral home that they claim failed to adequately prepare their mother's body for a funeral.

Four people sue man for Shiloh traffic accident

BELLEVILLE -- Four people have filed suit against the driver who they claim rear-ended the vehicle in which they were riding.

Another woman claims Saline Township supervisor sexually harassed her

EDWARDSVILLE -- Another Madison County woman has stepped forward, claiming a Saline Township supervisor attempted to elicit sexual favors from her in return for rent assistance.

Young orders attorney to appear or face contempt of court charge in Venezia wrongful death suit

BELLEVILLE -- A St. Louis attorney has been ordered to appear in a St. Clair County court room later this month or be charged with contempt of court.

Four plaintiffs sent back to home counties in Levaquin suit

EDWARDSVILLE -- Four of the five plaintiffs in a suit over tendon injuries allegedly caused by the drug Levaquin have been spun off from their 2009 Madison County case and sent back to their home counties.

Law firm asks Crowder to reconsider bringing John Simmons, firm back into legal malpractice case

Simmons EDWARDSVILLE -- One of the law firms embroiled in a legal malpractice case brought by a former mesothelioma client is asking that a Madison County judge reconsider a previous order so another attorney could be brought back into the case after more than five years.

Investment firm sues First Banks over interest claims

EDWARDSVILLE -- An investment corporation has filed a putative class action lawsuit against a Madison County bank, alleging the bank misrepresented the amount of interest it charged on loans.

Medicare soon to go after liability settlements

WASHINGTON – By finally enforcing a law requiring the reporting of all injury payments, Medicare can begin getting reimbursed for payments made to individuals who later settled liability claims.

Judge OKs investor settlements with Putnam, Janus, other funds

BALTIMORE – Class action lawyer Stephen Tillery of St. Louis probably won't admit it, but class action litigation against mutual funds has ended.