News from 2011

Alleged car jackers sued by family injured in collision

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 13, 2011

A family from Chicago is suing two St. Clair County men who allegedly stole a car and, while trying to get away, crashed into them.

Driver injured in accident sues Schnuck's on Dram Shop claims

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 13, 2011

A St. Clair County man is suing the owners of a grocery store for selling a woman alcohol, which allegedly led to her driving drunk and crashing into him.

Madison, St. Clair offices, courts closed Monday

By The Madison County Record | Jan 13, 2011

County offices in Madison and St. Clair Counties as well as both the Third and Twentieth Circuit Courts will be closed Monday to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Church is 'forum shopping'; Greensfelder asks to take St. Stanislaus case to St. Louis

By Amelia Flood | Jan 13, 2011

The Rev. Marek The law firm being sued by its former clients in a dispute over who owns and controls St. Stanislaus Koska Roman Catholic Church is asking to take the case across the river to St. Louis.

CVS immune supplement class notice hearing set Jan. 19

By Amelia Flood | Jan 13, 2011

Cueto A class notice hearing in a case involving the effectiveness of CVS Pharmacies Inc.'s version of the immune supplement "Airborne" is set for 9 a.m. on Jan. 19.

February status hearing set in Spragues' suit over 2009 accident

By Amelia Flood | Jan 13, 2011

LeChien A status conference is set next month in a personal injury suit filed by Belleville attorney Robert Sprague and his wife, St. Clair County Auditor Patty Sprague.

Du-Con move to quash defense subpoena in Syngenta atrazine case canceled

By Amelia Flood | Jan 13, 2011

Perica A motion to quash hearing that had been set Friday in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge's court has been canceled.

Apex and Sinclair settle Hartford suits for $4 million; Attorneys to share $1.3 million in fees

By Steve Korris | Jan 13, 2011

Goldenberg Apex and Sinclair, the last oil companies defending claims that refinery operations contaminated groundwater in the village of Hartford, agreed to settle for $4 million.

Bayer seeks protection from global discovery requests in Yaz MDL

By Steve Korris | Jan 13, 2011

Herndon EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon has set a Jan. 20 hearing on his authority over documents of drug company Bayer from more than 100 nations.

School janitor's 'roughhousing' suit to be heard in February

By Amelia Flood | Jan 13, 2011

Cueto A Belleville school janitor who seeks more than $800,000 in damages over injuries he claims to have suffered due to student horseplay has been given 21 days to amend his complaint.

Carr's former partners await asset search results

By Steve Korris | Jan 14, 2011

Carr EAST ST. LOUIS – Rex Carr's former partners, probing for ways to collect hundreds of thousands he owes them, discovered the first thousand.

Insurer sues Carrier and Sears over faulty furnace

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 14, 2011

The insurance carrier for a Marissa couple is suing the maker and seller of a furnace that allegedly caused $221,000 worth of damage to their home.

Lawyer loan sharks harpooned

By The Madison County Record | Jan 15, 2011

There's one solution to the crime problem in Illinois: make everything legal.

House squashes 'Lawsuit Loan Shark' bill

By Travis Akin | Jan 16, 2011

Akin The waning days of the 96th General Assembly have been a major departure from a typical lame-duck session. The death penalty, pension reform, worker's compensation reform and tax increases are just a few of the big ticket items brought up during the lame duck session.

Illinois: Death by Taxes

By Dan Proft | Jan 16, 2011

During the Illinois General Assembly's lame duck session, Democrat leaders have moved to abolish the death penalty at the same time as signing the economic death warrant for state's economy.

Law firm claims Sara Buske knew about pre-nup that led to legal malpractice case

By Amelia Flood | Jan 18, 2011

Beasley A Springfield law firm that represented Sara Buske in her divorce from ex-trucking baron Thomas Buske claims she knew about a pre-nuptial agreement that is the crux of her legal malpractice suit.

Hylla wants more documentation on fees and liability before approving United Life class settlement

By Amelia Flood | Jan 18, 2011

Hylla Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla wants more documentation of what fees and expenses the class attorneys in a 2001 suit against United Life Insurance Co. incurred before he approves a settlement reached last year.

Wrongful death suit claims paramedics, doctors, hospital were negligent

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 18, 2011

A St. Clair County woman claims paramedics, a doctor and a hospital allowed her relative to die.

Parents sue doctor over child's brain injury suffered at birth

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 18, 2011

The parents of a minor who suffered a brain injury during the birth process blame a doctor at Memorial Hospital for causing their daughter's cerebral palsy.

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