News from February 2012

Baldwin power plant worker claims wrongful termination in suit against Brand Energy

By Andrea Dearden | Feb 1, 2012

A Smithton man says he was fired from his position at a power plant after he was hurt on the job.

Driver claims 21st Century Insurance won't pay for accident with phantom vehicle

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 1, 2012

Cofman A woman claims her insurance company refuses to pay her for damages she incurred following a car collision.

Woman sues Aetna over husband's death benefits

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 1, 2012

Buser The wife of a recently deceased man claims his life insurance company refuses to pay her $50,000 in policy benefits she should have received following his death.

Insurer sues driver over insured's collision repairs

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 1, 2012

An insurance company has filed suit against the driver who it claims struck a vehicle it had insured, causing it to incur costs of more than $60,000.

Lakin firm renamed SL Chapman; New offices in Alton, St. Louis, Phoenix

By Ann Maher | Feb 1, 2012

Lakin Brad Lakin's law firm has a new name, new office locations, a leaner staff and a new managing partner.

ATRA says CMD tried to undermine defendant in atrazine class action

By Ann Maher | Feb 1, 2012

Graves The American Tort Reform Association says that a "WikiLeaks-like" website published by the Center for Media and Democracy had posted previously unsealed, proprietary documents related to a Madison County atrazine class action to undermine the defendant's standing with the public.

Case management set in med-mal case against Madison County doctor

By Christina Stueve | Feb 1, 2012

David Zevan Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge set a March 28 case management conference in an O'Fallon man's medical malpractice lawsuit against a Madison County doctor.

Vascular surgeon and Anderson Hospital sued

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 1, 2012

A man has filed suit against the doctor and the hospital that he claims caused him to suffer a heart attack after operating on him.

Maryville Manor worker claims she lost her job because of skin color

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 1, 2012

Cates A woman has filed suit against her employer, alleging she lost her job because of her skin color.

Renfro Construction sues couple who refused to buy custom house

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 1, 2012

Eckert A construction company claims it incurred extra costs to custom build a house for a couple who later refused to purchase it.

Ruth sets deadlines for witness depositions in personal injury lawsuit

By Christina Stueve | Feb 1, 2012

Ruth Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on Wednesday set a trial date in a delivery driver's lawsuit against Gateway Regional Medical Center.

Merck targeted over Fosamax in St. Clair County

By Andrea Dearden | Feb 2, 2012

Dowd A Washington County woman is suing the makers of an osteoporosis medicine for allegedly making exaggerated claims about its benefits.

Women sue driver after being struck in Washington Park crosswalk

By Andrea Dearden | Feb 2, 2012

Two St. Clair County women say they were hit by a car while walking across the street in Washington Park.

DePuy and J&J named in product liability suit over hip replacements

By Andrea Dearden | Feb 2, 2012

Driscoll Two people who received a metal hip replacement are suing the manufacturers of the artificial joints after they allegedly failed repeatedly.

O'Fallon Dairy Queen sued over customer's slip on wet floor

By Andrea Dearden | Feb 2, 2012

Foster A St. Clair County man is suing the owners of an O'Fallon Dairy Queen after he allegedly slipped on a wet floor.

State Farm sues men charged with arson; Seeks to recover Mascoutah fire claim

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 2, 2012

Kerley A Mascoutah man's insurance company has filed suit against the two men that it claims committed arson, destroying the man's home.

Owners of China House Buffet in Maryville sued over missed rent

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 2, 2012

Byron An Illinois corporation claims a Chinese restaurant owes it more than $50,000 in missed rental payments.

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