News from April 2011

First quarter asbestos claims in Madison County: At least 154

By Ann Knef | Apr 1, 2011

Crowder At least 154 new asbestos lawsuits have been filed in Madison County in the first quarter of 2011.

Simon, officials pledge commitment to preventing child abuse

By Amelia Flood | Apr 1, 2011

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Against a lobby lined with silhouettes representing abused children in Madison County, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, Madison County Chairman Alan Dunstan, Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder, and other local officials announced their commitment to preventing child abuse as they kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month Friday.

Andrea Barber would rather sue than be satisfied

By The Madison County Record | Apr 3, 2011

Rolling Stone Mick Jagger can't get no satisfaction and Andrea Barber won't accept it when it's offered to her.

A blueprint for regulatory reform

By Tom Donohue | Apr 3, 2011

To ensure a more robust recovery, create jobs, and set the stage for long-term growth, we must make our flawed regulatory system smarter, less intrusive, and more accountable.

Ruth denies new trial in FELA case against CSX

By Amelia Flood | Apr 4, 2011

Collignon-Gunn Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth has denied a plaintiff who lost a Federal Employers Liability Act suit against CSX Transportation a new trial.

Case management set in May, decision still pending on summary judgment moves in Liberty Mutual PPO class action

By Amelia Flood | Apr 4, 2011

Schmieder II A May case management conference is set in a class action over Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) discounts.

Hylla bows out of suit between Granite City family members over pool business

By Amelia Flood | Apr 4, 2011

Hylla A dispute over a Granite City pool business will need a new judge.

Callis approves teachers' union settlement with mother of teen who had relationship with music teacher

By Amelia Flood | Apr 4, 2011

One more defendant is out of a suit brought by the mother of a girl who allegedly had a sexual relationship with her music teacher.

Parties settle woman's parking lot accident case set for trial today

By Amelia Flood | Apr 4, 2011

Darr The parties in a suit over an accident in the parking lot of a Collinsville apartment building have settled their suit.

Plaintiff amends complaint; Imo's asks for protective order in pizza delivery accident suit

By Amelia Flood | Apr 4, 2011

Mudge The plaintiff in a complicated accident suit stemming from a pizza delivery in Bethalto has amended his claims.

Matoesian to hear motion for damages in suit against Lutheran Church, teacher

By Amelia Flood | Apr 4, 2011

Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian is set to hear a plaintiff's plea for damages against the only remaining defendant in a 2006 negligence suit filed against The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, its Southern Illinois district, Metro-East Lutheran High School, and a former staff member.

Passenger claims injuries in Route 3 accident

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 5, 2011

A man has filed suit against the allegedly drunken driver who crashed into the vehicle in which he was riding.

Collinsville accident results in woman's injuries

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 5, 2011

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck her, allegedly causing her to sustain severe and permanent injuries.

Insurance broker claims 20 percent commission has not been paid

By Andrea Dearden | Apr 5, 2011

An insurance broker from Missouri is suing a St. Clair County insurance company for allegedly failing to pay him commission.

Touchette Regional and doctors named in suit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 5, 2011

Dripps The daughter of a recently deceased woman blames numerous doctors at Touchette Regional Hospital for causing her mother's death, but is asking the court to allow her lawyer extra time to compile a medical report.

Belleville neurosurgeon sued in St. Clair County

By Andrea Dearden | Apr 5, 2011

Strellis A St. Clair County doctor is accused of malpractice after his patient was allegedly hurt during back surgery.

Homeowners sue Erie Insurance over hail damage claim

By Andrea Dearden | Apr 5, 2011

A Brighton couple claims an insurance company owes them for hail damage to their home.

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