News from May 2011

Stable Energy Supply from a Stable Friend

By Brian Kasal | May 1, 2011

While environmentalists are threatening to chain themselves to trees in order to prevent a pipeline intended to carry crude oil from Canada to U.S. refineries, the rest of the country is working on a solution to unchain our energy dependence from unstable Middle Eastern countries.

Publicity seeker Tillery deplores opponent's PR efforts

By The Madison County Record | May 1, 2011

Who hasn't had this experience? A brother or a fellow student hits you, so you hit back. Then the instigator tells on you to a parent or a teacher and you get in trouble for hitting first. "That's not fair," you protest. "He hit me first. He started it."

Another group of St. Clair County plaintiffs sue over antibiotic Levaquin

By Kelly Holleran | May 2, 2011

O'Malley Another group of plaintiffs have added a complaint to the growing list of lawsuits against Johnson and Johnson, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical and Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development over an antibiotic that they say caused them severe tendon problems.

Med mal suit filed against Lincoln Surgical Group

By Kelly Holleran | May 2, 2011

A man has filed suit against Lincoln Surgical Group and one of its doctors, alleging he suffered severe abdominal pains following a surgery during which the doctor damaged the man's ilioinguinal nerve.

Hearing in Kraft workers' class action moved

By Amelia Flood | May 2, 2011

Garlough A hearing in a proposed class action brought against Kraft Foods Global by workers at its Granite City plant has been continued.

Children file to dismiss counts of father's suit over pool business

By Amelia Flood | May 2, 2011

Matoesian Defendants Edward Perigen Jr. and his sister, Yvette Cotter are moving to dismiss parts of a lawsuit brought against them by their father over the family's pool business.

Plaintiffs ask for case management order in Saline Township sexual misconduct suits

By Amelia Flood | May 2, 2011

Six women who have sued Saline Township and former Township Supervisor Alvin Steiner on claims that Steiner sexually harassed and groped them are asking for a case management order in their cases.

Syngenta opposes environmental groups' intervention in federal atrazine class action

By Amelia Flood | May 4, 2011

Reeg The defendant fighting a proposed federal class action over alleged water contamination caused by the weed killer atrazine contends that it has "serious doubts" about why two environmental groups are asking to intervene in the suit brought by the City of Greenville, Ill. and to unseal documents in the case.

Cahokia water district employees federal case over firings set for settlement conference

By Amelia Flood | May 4, 2011

A settlement conference is set May 17 in a federal case filed against the Commonfields Cahokia Water District and trustees Marilyn Stringfellow, Carolyn Touchette, Mike Millatti, and Erma Millard over the firings of several water district employees.

Karmeier to administer oath to new attorneys

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2011

Broom Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier will administer the attorney's oath to 105 new lawyers who will be admitted to practice in Illinois on May 5.

Family of Sheri Coleman to file wrongful death suit against Christopher Coleman, Joyce Meyer Ministries today

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2011

Romanucci The family of Sheri Coleman will file a wrongful death lawsuit against her husband, Christopher Coleman, and his employer, Joyce Meyer Ministries, on her behalf and that of her two deceased children, Garrett and Gavin Coleman.

Lamar Construction sued by subcontractor

By Kelly Holleran | May 4, 2011

A Madison County man has filed suit against the contractor that he claims allowed him to be injured by an iron demolition shear.

Louisville Ladder, RP Lumber named in personal injury suit

By Kelly Holleran | May 4, 2011

A Montgomery County man and his wife seek more than $200,000 after they say the man fell off the ladder and fractured both ankles.

Visitor sues homeowner for failing to restrain dog

By Kelly Holleran | May 4, 2011

A woman has filed suit against the owner of a dog that she claims charged her, causing her to fall.

Rosewood Care Center wins arbitration verdict in suit over infliction of emotional distress

By Amelia Flood | May 4, 2011

Rosewood Care Center on Tuesday won an arbitration case brought by the daughter of a now deceased resident.

Another defendant drops out of consolidated conveyor belt injury cases against PKM

By Amelia Flood | May 4, 2011

Dripps Defendant RCS Construction Inc. has been dismissed from a pair of consolidated lawsuits brought over an injury an employee at an East Alton Olin Corporation plant allegedly suffered when he fell into a roller conveyor belt.

Parties file trial brief in FELA case against Union Pacific

By Amelia Flood | May 4, 2011

The parties gearing up for a damages-only trial of an Arkansas man's suit against Union Pacific Railroad Company have filed briefs and motions in limine.

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