News from June 2012

CMC reset in Madison County benzene case

By Christina Stueve | Jun 1, 2012

Wagner Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on Wednesday reset a case management conference to July 25 in a man's lawsuit against more than 60 defendant companies claiming he was exposed to benzene while working as a pipefitter from 1970-2008. Because of his exposure, he developed acute myelogenous leukemia and was diagnosed with cancer, he claims.

Hylla sets deadlines in benzene case involving family of Bethalto woman

By Christina Stueve | Jun 1, 2012

Hylla Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on Tuesday set deadlines in a lawsuit filed over a Bethalto woman's leukemia death against two Roxana oil refineries.

Hylla dismisses Madison County woman's benzene suit

By Christina Stueve | Jun 1, 2012

Bauman Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on Tuesday dismissed an almost four-year-old Madison County benzene case following a notice of dismissal filed by the plaintiff May 24.

The Jesse Jackson of trial attorneys

By The Madison County Record | Jun 2, 2012

Is Stephen Tillery the Jesse Jackson of trial attorneys? It sure looks that way.

Woman claims Fairview Heights cops beat her

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 4, 2012

A St. Clair County woman claims two Fairview Heights police officers wrongly beat her and pepper sprayed her as she was sitting in her hotel room.

Fifth District rules for Norfolk Southern in latent injury claim; Plaintiff loses on statute of limitations

By Sarah Zavala | Jun 5, 2012

Stewart Norfolk Southern Railway is not liable for a worker's knee injuries after an appellate court ruled that the statute of limitations had expired by the time the man filed.

Trial lawyer's group will install Belleville lawyer as new president

By Bethany Krajelis | Jun 5, 2012

Shevlin A longtime Belleville lawyer will soon take over the helm of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Belleville property owner sues State Farm claiming it underpaid East Main fire loss

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 5, 2012

Livingston The owner of two pieces of Belleville property, each worth more than $500,000, claims his insurance company has failed to pay him proper costs after a fire destroyed the buildings.

Metro Ice sued by landlord over damaged property

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 5, 2012

Bartholomew The owner of a St. Clair County property has filed suit against the company that leased his premises, claiming they destroyed the property and failed to pay for the damages they caused to it.

Campground owners claim they were attacked by drunk campers

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 5, 2012

The owners of a campground claim they were attacked by a group of drunken revelers after the owners had attempted to kick them off their property.

Family sues Gateway Regional claiming it hid evidence of attack

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 6, 2012

Marcus The mother of a minor child claims her son was raped while at a behavioral health treatment facility. After the incident, the facility allegedly attempted to conceal the event by eradicating the evidence, the mother claims.

Gateway Classic Cars sues former VP and sales executive

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 6, 2012

Gateway Classic Cars has filed suit against its former vice president and director of sales, alleging they stole significant amounts of money from the company in order to start their own business.

Chapman dismisses four proposed class actions over cities' tow fee ordinances

By Ann Maher | Jun 6, 2012

Holland Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman has dismissed without prejudice four proposed class actions that challenged the constitutionality of tow fee ordinances adopted by the cities of Alton, Collinsville, Edwardsville and Granite City.

Dunstan will make interim Circuit Clerk appointment on June 20

By Bethany Krajelis | Jun 6, 2012

Dunstan Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan said today that he will appoint an interim Circuit Clerk later this month.

Supreme Court increases attorney registration fee to boost legal aid funding

By Bethany Krajelis | Jun 6, 2012

Attorneys will now have to pay an additional $53 a year to practice law in Illinois.

Wrongful death trial involving Rosewood Care Center continued

By Ann Maher | Jun 6, 2012

Hylla Jurors were picked and voir dire was completed, but a Madison County wrongful death trial involving Rosewood Care Center was continued Tuesday at the request of both parties, according to presiding Circuit Judge Dave Hylla.

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