News from July 2011

Judge waits for Supreme Court on Tillery subpoenas of Farm Bureau, fertilizer group

By Steve Korris | Jul 1, 2011

SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Magistrate Judge Byron Cudmore won't open records of private groups to class action lawyer Stephen Tillery unless the Illinois Supreme Court does.

Edwardsville attorney Stufflebeam elected to IDC board

By The Madison County Record | Jul 1, 2011

Stufflebeam Patrick W. Stufflebeam, attorney with the firm of HeplerBroom, LLC, has been elected to the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) Board of Directors.

Joharifard joins HeplerBroom as associate

By The Madison County Record | Jul 1, 2011

Joharifard Sherin Joharifard has joined HeplerBroom LLC in the Edwardsville office as an associate attorney with an emphasis in toxic tort defense.

Union Pacific sued by worker injured after derailment

By Andrea Dearden | Jul 1, 2011

A railroad employee claims Union Pacific is to blame for injuries he says he received while walking around the tracks following a derailment.

Repetitive injuries claimed in suit against Union Pacific

By Andrea Dearden | Jul 1, 2011

A former employee claims a dozen years worth of work for Union Pacific has left him with serious injuries.

Engineer sues Union Pacific over fall on steep rail bed

By Andrea Dearden | Jul 1, 2011

A train engineer is asking Union Pacific to pay more than $50,000 for injuries he says he received while walking down a hill in 2008.

Ruth to hold pre-trial conference in wrongful death case against doctor July 10

By Amelia Flood | Jul 1, 2011

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth is set to hold a pre-trial July 11 in a wrongful death suit filed against an Alton doctor and hospital.

Matoesian dismisses DCFS head, parents of man who killed toddler in wrongful death case

By Amelia Flood | Jul 1, 2011

Matoesian Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian has dismissed the head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the parents of a man convicted of beating a toddler to death from a wrongful death suit.

Hylla to hear motions disbursing minor's settlement in OxyContin case

By Amelia Flood | Jul 1, 2011

Hepler Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla will hear motions July 6 in a move to end a 2008 suit brought over a woman's death involving the drug OxyContin.

Route 4 at Route 177 accident is subject of suit

By Andrea Dearden | Jul 1, 2011

A St. Clair County woman wants the driver of the car that allegedly rear-ended her to pay for her injuries received in the crash.

East St. Louis accident causes injuries, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2011

Two people claim they sustained neck and head injuries after a driver struck their vehicle while attempting to turn at an intersection.

Eastport Plaza accident causes man's injuries, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 1, 2011

A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims sped through a red light, causing a collision.

Turning the tables on Tillery

By The Madison County Record | Jul 2, 2011

Turnabout is fair play, but plaintiffs attorney Stephen Tillery doesn't like it.

Poplar Street Bridge accident causes injuries, suit claims

By Andrea Dearden | Jul 4, 2011

A St. Clair County woman is suing the driver of the car that allegedly rear-ended her while crossing the Mississippi River.

Three-car accident on Route 3 is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 4, 2011

A Madison County woman has filed suit against the drivers who she came caused a collision with her vehicle.

Passenger sues over Maryville accident

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 4, 2011

A Franklin County man claims he suffered severe and permanent injuries after a driver struck the parked vehicle in which he was sitting.

Alton accident is subject of Madison County suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 4, 2011

A couple claims they incurred medical costs after a driver who ran a red light caused a multi-car collision.

Woman claims she was fired after work comp claim

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 5, 2011

A 51-year-old Troy woman has filed suit against the photo studio for which she used to work, alleging she was demoted and eventually fired after she filed for workers' compensation benefits.

Bus driver claims sexual harassment in lawsuit against First Student

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 5, 2011

An Alton woman claims she was terrorized at her work and feared returning to her job duties after a male coworker allegedly sexually harassed her.

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