News from 2011

Father in botched paternity test case settles with lab

By Amelia Flood | Jan 4, 2011

Ruth A man who sued a laboratory that allegedly botched a paternity test over a decade ago has settled his case.

Patient claims hospital and doctor failed to recognize heart attack

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 5, 2011

A Madison County man claims his doctor and an Alton hospital failed to properly care for him after he allegedly suffered a heart attack while in their care.

Woman claims injuries in Granite City accident

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 5, 2011

A Madison County woman is suing the driver of a car she says crashed into her in Granite City.

Alton and Southern sued by employee claming cumulative trauma

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 5, 2011

A man claims he sustained back injuries after years of working as a truck driver and laborer for a railroad company.

Geo's Wings sued over patron's parking lot trip

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 5, 2011

A St. Clair County woman is suing the owners of a Belleville restaurant after she allegedly fell off a sidewalk and broke her hip.

Case management pushed off in suit over accident at Cahokia Mounds

By Amelia Flood | Jan 5, 2011

A case management conference in a suit brought against two ATV riders who injured a Department of Natural Resources officer while illegally riding in the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site has been pushed back.

Henry serving as interim St. Clair County Circuit Clerk; New clerk must be named within weeks

By Amelia Flood | Jan 5, 2011

The St. Clair County Board has one month to select a new Circuit Clerk to replace former Clerk Brendan Kelly, who left the position in December to become St. Clair County State's Attorney.

Driver claims Bi-State bus caused rear-end crash

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 5, 2011

A St. Clair County woman is suing a Belleville bus driver she says rear-ended her at a stop light.

Worker struck by ladder sues Bam Contracting

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 5, 2011

A construction worker claims a subcontractor is to blame for injuries he allegedly received when he was hit by a ladder on the job site.

Area legislators weigh-in on tax increase proposal

By Ann Knef | Jan 5, 2011

McCarter As Illinois faces a staggering $13 billion deficit, state senators from the Metro-East are split over an income tax increase that could come up for vote by early next week.

Madison County numbers: Foreclosures up; Asbestos down - maybe

By Ann Knef | Jan 5, 2011

Foreclosure filings in Madison County were up more than 20 percent from last year -- 1,271 in 2009 to 1,549 in 2010.

Carr's former partners serve discovery requests in quest for $635K judgment

By Steve Korris | Jan 5, 2011

Tillery EAST ST. LOUIS – Rex Carr's former partners, skeptical of his claim that he can't pay a $635,171.21 judgment, pry for dollars in 24 corners of his life.

Lawsuit Loan Shark bill to be heard in committee Thursday

By Ann Knef | Jan 5, 2011

SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois lawmakers wrestle with raising the individual income tax rate to help keep the state solvent, a piece of legislation that would expand opportunities for personal injury attorneys may be on a fast track for passage in the current lame duck session.

Plaintiff asks to change discovery schedule in St. Louis Bread Company coffee spill case

By Amelia Flood | Jan 6, 2011

A February case management conference has been set in a couple's suit against the owner of the St. Louis Bread Company chain over spilled coffee that allegedly burned an infant.

Applebee's named in slip and fall suit

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 6, 2011

A Centreville woman is suing the owners of an Applebee's restaurant after allegedly slipping on a wet floor as she walked in the door.

Route 159 accident in Fairview Heights is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 6, 2011

A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims failed to yield the right-of-way and struck his vehicle.

Rear-end accident causes injuries to woman and children

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 6, 2011

The mother of three children claims she and her offspring sustained multiple injuries when a driver rear-ended the vehicle in which they rode.

Retiring judge puts action into old class actions

By Steve Korris | Jan 6, 2011

Stack Former Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack put the action back into class actions on his way out, certifying three in a single day for three teams of lawyers.

O'Fallon lawyer's FELA verdict to be tested at USSC

By Ann Knef | Jan 6, 2011

Marcus O'Fallon attorney Bob Marcus said he considers it an honor that a Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) case he won in federal court will serve as a proximate cause test case in oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 28.

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