News from April 2012

Former worker claims repetitive trauma in suit against Norfolk Southern

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2012

A former railroad worker claims he sustained severe neck, back, shoulder and knee injuries after he was exposed to repetitive trauma throughout his career.

Riverbend Billiards sued over patron's slip on foreign substance

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2012

Glisson A man has filed suit against an Alton bar, alleging he slipped on a liquid in the establishment's parking lot.

Bank of Edwardsville sues over unpaid loan

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 2, 2012

An Edwardsville bank has filed suit against the man who it claims failed to repay it more than $50,000.

E-record available in Fifth District cases in Clinton County

By Christina Stueve | Apr 2, 2012

Karmeier The Illinois Supreme Court announced that Clinton County will take part in a pilot project to file trial records on appeal electronically.

Plaintiff in mouse in Mountain Dew case moves to withdraw motion for default judgment

By Christina Stueve | Apr 2, 2012

Nester Plaintiff Ronald Ball is asking to withdraw a motion for default judgment against defendant Pepsico, Inc. and Pepsi Cola General Bottlers in a Madison County personal injury suit.

Letter carrier denies defendant's affirmative defenses

By Christina Stueve | Apr 2, 2012

Kamadulski O'Leary A letter carrier who is suing a Granite City couple over dog bite injuries is denying the defendants' affirmative defenses.

Fall from McDonald's chair leads to suit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 3, 2012

Glisson A woman claims she sustained severe back and head injuries after she fell from a chair in McDonald's.

Care 2 Day medical clinic closed without co-owner's approval, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 3, 2012

Blake A Belleville woman has filed suit against the co-owner of her former medical clinic, alleging he wrongly closed the clinic without her approval.

Manufacturing conference set April 11 in Granite City

By Christina Stueve | Apr 3, 2012

A manufacturers' conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at America's Central Port Warehouse in Granite City.

Madison County judge's ruling is significant step toward reform

By Travis Akin | Apr 3, 2012

Akin Last December, Madison County once again was put back on the list of the nation's worst "Judicial Hellholes." The growing number of asbestos cases being filed in Madison County was one of the main reasons Madison County was put on the list after a four-year absence.

New rule allows jurors to submit questions for witnesses in civil trials

By Christina Stueve | Apr 3, 2012

Jurors in civil cases will be allowed to submit questions for witnesses, according to a new rule announced Tuesday by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Cameras in Court: Madison County preps media on procedures

By Christina Stueve | Apr 3, 2012

Illinois Supreme Court press secretary Joseph Tybor led an hour-long workshop Tuesday for reporters wanting to become familiar with Madison County's pilot program for cameras in criminal court proceedings.

Parties in case against Prairie Farms dispute over plaintiff's desire to disclose experts

By Christina Stueve | Apr 3, 2012

Sivia Both parties in a case filed against Prairie Farms Dairy on Thursday told Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla about a dispute over the plaintiff's desire to disclose additional experts.

Club Phoenix sued over patron's death

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 4, 2012

Beasley The administrator of a deceased man's estate has filed suit against the nightclub where the man was allegedly shot and killed.

Springfield woman sues in St. Clair County claiming doctor performed mastectomy on benign tumor

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 4, 2012

Unsell A Springfield woman has filed suit against the doctor who she claims performed a mastectomy after mistakenly diagnosing a benign tumor on her breast as malignant.

Asphyxiation death claimed after Cushman cart topples on groundskeeper at Clinton Hills

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 4, 2012

Cates A man died after a maintenance cart toppled on him, causing him to asphyxiate, according to recently filed court documents.

Raised cobblestone causes woman to trip at Eckerts, suit says

By Andrea Dearden | Apr 4, 2012

A woman is suing Eckert's after allegedly tripping on a cobblestone path leading into the parking lot.

Same day STD test provider sues company for allegedly failing to pay for services

By Andrea Dearden | Apr 4, 2012

Nowogrocki A Fairview Heights company offering same-day STD tests is accused of failing to pay for more than $26,000 worth of laboratory services.

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