News from September 2010

Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is complex

By The Madison County Record | Sep 5, 2010

The 2005 Federal Bankruptcy Law changed the way in which a person is eligible to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Chapter 7, which is the most common form of bankruptcy, refers to the ability of the filer to "liquidate" or be relieved of most of their debts. The procedure is designed to help debtors essentially get a "fresh start."

Adam antics won't change Blago's fate

By Dan Proft | Sep 5, 2010

Proft Whatever the failures of prosecutors in the first trial and whatever the cost to be incurred for the second trial, justice demands Blagojevich be re-tried.

Three cheers for negativity!

By The Madison County Record | Sep 5, 2010

Negativity's been given a bad name – in the realm of politics, at least.

Plaintiff wants third trial in med mal suit against Collinsville doctor

By Amelia Flood | Sep 6, 2010

Carr A plaintiff who has lost two medical malpractice trials in a case against a Collinsville physician and practice wants another chance, this time arguing the defense intentionally violated a motion in limine during the last trial in July.

Household Financial class action settlement nets $125,000 in fees; $10 for class members

By Amelia Flood | Sep 6, 2010

Stack A 2004 class action suit filed against Household Financial Services over its mortgage interest rates is over.

Hylla denies summary judgment, holds pre-trial in man's suit against Roper's Regal Beagle

By Amelia Flood | Sep 7, 2010

Hylla Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla has denied summary judgment to a Godfrey tavern hoping to avoid a trial this week over its alleged violations of the state's Dram Shop Act.

Accident suit settles, had been set for trial Sept. 20

By Amelia Flood | Sep 7, 2010

A rear-end accident case that was set for trial later this month in Madison County is over.

Freeburg man sues insurer and broker over allegedly ineffective policy

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 7, 2010

A Freeburg man is suing an insurance company for failing to pay short-term disability benefits.

Madison accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 7, 2010

A Missouri man has filed suit against a driver who he claims collided with him at a Madison intersection.

Metal object left in abdomen after surgery, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 7, 2010

A Madison County general surgeon allegedly allowed a metallic object to remain in the abdomen of a female patient following a surgery, according to a recently filed suit.

Child sues doctors over mother's overdose death

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 7, 2010

An unidentified minor blames two doctors for causing her mother's death due to an overdose, which occurred nearly four years ago.

City of East St. Louis sued over cop's poorly maintained squad car

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 7, 2010

Three St. Clair County residents are suing the city of East St. Louis for negligence after they were allegedly hit by a police officer driving a poorly-maintained squad car.

Cahokia resident claims loss of enjoyment after sewage back-up

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 7, 2010

A St. Clair County woman has filed suit against the village of Cahokia, alleging she suffered property damage after sewage backed up into her home.

Alton accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 7, 2010

A Madison County man and his wife claim the man sustained neck and back injuries while his wife sustained neck, back, right shoulder and right arm injuries after a driver rear-ended their vehicle.

Rosewood Care Center employee claims wrongful termination

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 7, 2010

A woman has filed suit against her former nursing home employer, alleging it wrongfully terminated her after she applied for workers' compensation benefits.

Lee Maids worker sued over car accident

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 7, 2010

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended a vehicle while she was riding in its back seat.

East St. Louis woman sued after allegedly hitting three pedestrians

By Andrea Dearden | Sep 7, 2010

An East St. Louis woman is being sued by the three people she allegedly hit with her car.

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