News from December 2011

D&F Contracting sued over woman's slip in mud

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 1, 2011

A St. Clair County woman has filed suit against a construction company after she claims she fell on mud in the driveway of a recently constructed home.

Mother sues Monkey Joes after injury on bouncy device

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 1, 2011

A mother claims her son fell through a hole in a bouncy device at MJ Fairview Heights, also known as Monkey Joes, causing him to receive injuries to his leg.

Orthopedic surgeon sued over man's broken arm operation

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 1, 2011

A man blames a doctor for causing him permanent injury after he says the doctor negligently performed surgery on his broken left arm.

Plaintiff and defense argue points on Madison County asbestos trial setting

By Steve Korris and Christina Stueve | Dec 1, 2011

Crowder EDWARDSVILLE – In America's asbestos court, where procedure and reality seem to run in opposite directions, lawyers debated politely for 45 minutes on Wednesday about how many hundred trials to schedule for the year after next.

Gilbert accepts jurisdiction of Swiss Syngenta AG

By Steve Korris | Dec 1, 2011

BENTON – Stephen Tillery can sue Swiss owners of an American company that makes weed killer atrazine, U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert decided on Nov. 23.

Cottrell putting Jablonski ruling to test; But plaintiff says overturned $43 million verdict doesn't apply

By Steve Korris | Dec 1, 2011

Lynch Georgia trailer maker Cottrell Inc., constantly defending Madison County injury suits from Teamster union drivers of its car hauling rigs, aims to test the strength of an Illinois Supreme Court decision that overturned a $43 million judgment in a car crash.

Two new asbestos associates join Gori & Julian

By The Madison County Record | Dec 2, 2011

Aubrey Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. announced that attorneys David Aubrey and Brandon Belt have joined the Edwardsville firm. Both former law clerks join the firm after completing their Bar exams to practice in Illinois.

North Illinois rear-end accident causes injuries, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 2, 2011

A Smithton couple has filed suit against the driver who they claim rear-ended their vehicle.

Driver failed to swerve to avoid Illinois 15 collision, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 2, 2011

A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended his vehicle.

Injury suit filed three weeks after accident

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 2, 2011

A man claims he suffered back, neck and head injuries after a driver rear-ended his vehicle as he sat in his vehicle, obeying a red traffic signal.

Syngenta seeks summary judgment in atrazine case; Cites contradictions in plaintiffs' claims

By Steve Korris | Dec 2, 2011

BENTON – Greenville's city council alleges in federal court that weed killer atrazine contaminates the local reservoir but the council assures customers they can safely drink the water, according to atrazine maker Syngenta Crop Protection.

Personal injury trial slated Monday over Imo's pizza delivery accident

By Christina Stueve | Dec 2, 2011

Matoesian A trial is expected to start Monday in Madison County Judge Andreas A. Matoesian's courtroom in a personal injury suit stemming from a Bethalto pizza delivery in August 2009.

Wells Fargo settles Madison County class action for $5.5 million; Tillery to get $1.5 million

By Steve Korris | Dec 2, 2011

Tillery Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $5.5 million to end a Madison County class action it inherited from Wachovia Corporation.

Hearing set Dec. 5 in civil suit against Tom Lakin

By Steve Korris | Dec 2, 2011

Lakin BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Associate Judge Andrew Gleeson must decide whether to resume proceedings in a civil suit accusing Lakin Law Firm founder Tom Lakin of sexual abuse.

Case management conference set in case against Collinsville Chamber

By Christina Stueve | Dec 2, 2011

A case management conference is set next March over an accident involving a Collinsville man, who fell off a golf cart at the city's annual Italianfest in 2009.

Case against Quik Trip in court Dec. 14

By Christina Stueve | Dec 2, 2011

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth ordered a case management conference for Dec. 14 in a personal injury case that has twice been dismissed.

A regular rogues gallery

By The Madison County Record | Dec 5, 2011

The idea that any publicity is good publicity may hold true for rock stars and movie stars with carefully cultivated bad-boy and bad-girl images, but, for almost everyone else, bad publicity is just bad.

Defendant in breach of contract suit involving frozen yogurt business denies claims

By Ann Maher | Dec 5, 2011

A defendant in a breach of contract lawsuit denies allegations made against him involving an Edwardsville frozen yogurt business.

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