News from 2011

Gleeson orders Brennan to pay Constance $1.6 million

By Christina Stueve | Dec 20, 2011

St. Clair County Associate Judge Andrew Gleeson on Friday ordered Edward Brennan to pay his former law partner Michael Constance $1.6 million in a dispute arising from a $10.5 million settlement reached with tennis star Jimmy Connors.

Four Fountains Convalescent Center named in suit

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 20, 2011

Falb A man has filed suit against a Belleville nursing home, alleging it allowed his recently deceased relative to become dehydrated and to die from a urinary tract infection.

YMCA sued over woman's trip in Cahokia lot

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 20, 2011

A woman has filed suit against the YMCA of Southwest Illinois and the village of Cahokia after she claims she tripped in a hole in the parking lot at the YMCA.

Class action filed against Walgreens over med record copy charges

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 20, 2011

Sullivan In recently filed court documents, Walgreens is accused of overcharging its customers for copies of their medical records.

ESL school board president sues Illinois Power claiming PCBs entered property

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 20, 2011

Cueto East St. Louis school board President Lonzo Greenwood has filed a lawsuit against Illinois Power Co. and a natural gas supplier, alleging they allowed carcinogens to contaminate his property.

Fairview Heights is sixth city to face class action over DUI tow fees

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 21, 2011

Holland A sixth Metro-East city faces a class action lawsuit allegations it overcharged for towing fees after arresting drivers accused of driving under the influence.

TJ Maxx sued by shopper over water on floor

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 21, 2011

A Belleville woman has filed suit against TJ Maxx after she claims she slipped and fell on water in the store.

Chunk in Skippy peanut butter causes tooth to split, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 21, 2011

A St. Clair County man claims he lost a tooth after he bit into a peanut butter sandwich containing a hard substance the size of a pencil eraser.

Columbia accident caused by intoxicated driver, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 21, 2011

A woman claims she sustained head, neck, back and left wrist injuries after an allegedly intoxicated driver failed to stop at a red light and struck her vehicle.

Alton driver crossed center line, suit says

By Andrea Dearden | Dec 21, 2011

A Madison County man is suing the driver of a car that allegedly crossed the center line and crashed into him in Alton.

Celtic Insurance failed to pay on medical policy, suit claims

By Andrea Dearden | Dec 21, 2011

A Madison County husband and wife are suing their insurance company for allegedly failing to pay for medical care.

Woman claims she was rear-ended by Wrangler in Alton

By Andrea Dearden | Dec 21, 2011

A Madison County woman says she was hurt in a rear-end crash while driving in Alton and is asking the other driver to pay for her medical treatment.

F150 driver rear-ended vehicle on Route 111, suit says

By Andrea Dearden | Dec 21, 2011

A Granite City woman is suing a driver who allegedly rear-ended her car while driving in Bethalto.

It's a Wonderful County!

By John J. Hopkins | Dec 21, 2011

Hopkins Attorney George Bailey was despondent.

Asbestos MDL stops taking new cases in Philadelphia federal court; Robreno predicts Illinois SC will find pleural plaques non compensable

By Steve Korris | Dec 21, 2011

Robreno WASHINGTON - Asbestos litigation that stacked millions of flimsy claims in a single court and lasted 20 years died quietly on Dec. 13.

Rural King responds to tree stand suit

By Christina Stueve | Dec 21, 2011

Ruth Rural King Holding Company on Dec. 9 denied allegations made against it in a suit filed by a man who says the company manufactured a tree stand ladder that negligently collapsed beneath his weight.

Ford asks to apply previous discovery in suit claiming F-150 accelerated into tree against driver's will

By Christina Stueve | Dec 21, 2011

Mudge Ford Motor Co. is asking that discovery taken in a previous action be entered in a recent suit filed by a man who claims his F-150 pickup accelerated into a tree against his will.

Plaintiffs ordered to respond to defendant Prairie Farms' motion to compel

By Christina Stueve | Dec 21, 2011

Hylla Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on Dec. 16 granted Prairie Farms Dairy's motion to compel plaintiff Michael and Denise Richter to respond to all questions and requests for information within 30 days.

Baxmeyer Construction denies it is responsible for Fredman Brothers' water-damaged furniture

By Christina Stueve | Dec 21, 2011

Ruth Baxmeyer Construction Co. responded to a lawsuit filed by Fredman Brothers Furniture Co., denying it is responsible for furniture damaged by leaking water.

Syngenta AG seeks reconsideration of jurisdiction ruling; Says Gilbert relied on bad information

By Steve Korris | Dec 21, 2011

Schutzel BENTON – Owners of Swiss holding company Syngenta AG claim U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert relied on bad information from St. Louis lawyer Stephen Tillery in deciding to exercise jurisdiction over the company.

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