News from March 2010

O'Fallon school district named in sexual abuse suit

By Amelia Flood | Mar 1, 2010

O'Fallon School District 203 has been added as a defendant in a suit over the alleged sexual abuse of a student by a music teacher.

Kuehn hired by funeral home in dispute with former manager

By Amelia Flood | Mar 1, 2010

Kuehn The owners of a funeral home company embroiled in a series of disputes with their former manager have a new attorney.

Woman's counter suit against Belleville contractor up for status conference

By Amelia Flood | Mar 1, 2010

Young A woman's suit against a contractor who had previously sued her for libel is set for a status conference.

Godfrey firm awarded fees in its FOIA suit over land appraisal

By Steve Korris | Mar 2, 2010

Stobbs Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison ordered the village of Godfrey to pay the law firm of John Stobbs $18,300 for a successful freedom of information suit.

Liberty Mutual asks for summary judgment in certified class action

By Steve Korris | Mar 2, 2010

Crowder Class action chiropractors claim Liberty Mutual Insurance should have steered workers compensation patients to them, but according to the insurer that kind of steering would have broken the law.

Plaintiff continues motion hearing in Alton foot amputation suit

By Amelia Flood | Mar 2, 2010

Hylla A plaintiff's motion to sanction an insurance company he alleges bribed a witness has been continued to June.

Callis denies defense pro hac vice move in alienation of affection suit

By Amelia Flood | Mar 2, 2010

Callis Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis will not allow a defense attorney to appear in an alienation of affection suit.

Another suit filed against former Saline Township supervisor, township

By Amelia Flood | Mar 2, 2010

Another lawsuit has been filed against Saline Township and its former supervisor over alleged molestation.

Woman punched at Rumor's sues allegedly intoxicated attacker

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 2, 2010

A woman claims she incurred disability at a Wood River bar after a man allegedly attacked her for no reason.

New class action: Sears washing machine took eight hours for one load

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 2, 2010

Goldenberg An Edwardsville woman has filed a putative class action lawsuit against Sears, alleging her $1,000 washing machine stopped working correctly soon after she purchased it. At the height of its problems, the washing machine would take more than eight hours to wash one load, the woman claims.

Drainage pipe left in abdomen, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 3, 2010

The wife of a deceased man blames doctors at Saint Anthony's Health Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital for causing her husband's death after she says they left a drainage pipe in his abdomen.

Rosewood Care Center in Alton named in wrongful death complaint

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 3, 2010

The independent administrator of a deceased man's estate filed suit against Rosewood Care Center of Alton, alleging the man died after developing pneumonia, septic shock, multiple organ failure, malnutrition, dehydration and a severe urinary tract infection.

Legal malpractice suit claims lawyer gave incorrect info regarding VA suit

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 3, 2010

A man claims he became the victim of legal malpractice when an Illinois law firm he hired to represent him voluntarily dismissed his medical malpractice complaint, which prevented him from filing a similar complaint.

Arguments to bring Simmons back into legal malpractice case set March 5

By Amelia Flood | Mar 4, 2010

Simmons Neither party in a legal malpractice suit stemming from the settlement of a mesothelioma case will get summary judgment.

Glen Carbon accident suit at trial Monday

By Amelia Flood | Mar 4, 2010

An accident suit stemming from a 2006 Glen Carbon car accident is set for trial in Madison County on Monday.

Chiropractor fights to keep three class actions in line

By Amelia Flood | Mar 4, 2010

Burke Belleville area chiropractor Kathleen Roche is attempting to adjust three class action suits filed in two counties to her favor, despite settlement of one, the potential dismissal of a second and a motion to dismiss a third.

Subway wage dispute goes to trial Monday

By Amelia Flood | Mar 4, 2010

Hylla A five year-old wage dispute between a manager of a Pontoon Beach Subway sandwich shop and its owners is set for trial Monday.

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