News from August 2012

Locally operated repossession company transfers case to federal court

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 1, 2012

Bub United Repossessors, a defendant in a Madison County civil lawsuit, has removed the case to federal court.

Mediation nets $6,000 settlement in case over Jaguar insurance

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 1, 2012

Athans Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on July 25 dismissed a woman's case against her insurance agent.

Cop accused of taking nude photos at tanning salon granted time to answer suit

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 1, 2012

Gardner Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on July 27 allowed a former Edwardsville police officer accused of taking a nude video of a woman at a local tanning salon 60 additional days to respond to the woman's lawsuit against him.

Class action filed against Full Tilt Poker in St. Clair County

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 1, 2012

A group of online poker players who are upset about their inability to withdraw funds from a defunct poker Web site filed a lawsuit against the directors and players on the site.

Highway workers seek $100K after May accident on I-64

By Andrea Dearden | Aug 2, 2012

Beatty Two highway workers say they were hit by a car while installing reflectors on Interstate 64 in St. Clair County.

Patient claims he suffered second head injury falling from stretcher

By Andrea Dearden | Aug 2, 2012

Jensen A St. Clair County bus company is being sued after one of its passengers says she was hurt when the bus collided with a motorcycle.

Fairmount Park sues insurance company for defense in horse manure contamination complaint

By Bethany Krajelis | Aug 2, 2012

Druley An environmental contamination complaint over horse manure and trash dumped on land purchased for the development of a St. Clair County subdivision has spurred an insurance coverage dispute in federal court.

East St. Louis man says he was struck by car on sidewalk

By Andrea Dearden | Aug 2, 2012

An East St. Louis man allegedly hit by a car while standing in his driveway is suing the woman he says was behind the wheel.

Missouri Supreme Court judge joins Armstrong Teasdale

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 2, 2012

Price ST. LOUIS – Ray Price, the longest serving judge on the Missouri Supreme Court, has joined Armstrong Teasdale as a partner in the firm's litigation practice group.

Injured worker says she was terminated after filing work comp claim

By Andrea Dearden | Aug 2, 2012

A Swansea care facility is accused of firing one of its employees after she was hurt twice on the job.

Lender seeks loan repayment from local chiropractor

By Andrea Dearden | Aug 2, 2012

Hepler A St. Clair County chiropractor is being sued for allegedly not repaying a loan of more than $100,000.

Shopper shot at Crown Food Mart in ESL sues store

By Andrea Dearden | Aug 2, 2012

Kujawa A Fairview Heights man says he was shot several times while shopping at a convenience store in East St. Louis.

Herndon denies motions to dismiss in Pradaxa cases; MDL ruling expected soon

By Bethany Krajelis | Aug 2, 2012

Herndon As plaintiffs across the nation wait to find out whether Multi District Litigation will be set up to handle lawsuits over Pradaxa, U.S. District Judge David Herndon continues to move forward with the complaints filed in his court.

Accident on Carlyle Avenue leads to personal injury suit

By Andrea Dearden | Aug 2, 2012

A driver who says she was seriously injured in a crash at a Belleville intersection is asking to be paid more than $50,000.

Piasa Winery sued over woman's encounter with liquid on stairs

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 2, 2012

Falb A woman has filed suit against the winery where she claims she fell on a liquid spilled on stairs.

Eddie's Neighborhood Bar sued by patron who claims she was attacked

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 2, 2012

A woman has filed suit against the bar where she claims a patron attacked her.

Cell phone returned to wrong person; Man sues Longhorn restaurant and employee

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 2, 2012

Scoggins A man claims a Longhorn Steakhouse employee returned his cell phone to the wrong person, causing him to lose substantial personal information.

Another suit against Crown Food Mart filed over fatal shooting

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 2, 2012

A woman claims her recently deceased husband was shot and killed outside an East St. Louis convenience store.

Bar groups weigh in on forum issue before Illinois Supreme Court

By Bethany Krajelis | Aug 2, 2012

Gavin The statewide bar groups for plaintiffs and defense lawyers have offered the Illinois Supreme Court their two cents on forum non conveniens, a long-debated doctrine that sits at the crux of a St. Clair County case currently pending before the high court.

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