News from May 2012

Driver claims she was rear-ended in heavy fog

By Andrea Dearden | May 3, 2012

A St. Clair County woman says she and her son were hurt when they were rear-ended by another driver who allegedly failed to see their car through heavy fog.

I-270 accident is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2012

A man claims he sustained injuries after a driver collided with his vehicle on the interstate.

Non-functioning signal light contributed to crash on Horseshoe Lake Road, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | May 3, 2012

A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection, causing a collision.

Woman claims driver turned in front of her at Cahokia intersection

By Andrea Dearden | May 3, 2012

A St. Clair County woman says she and her son were hurt in a crash caused by another driver who allegedly turned in front of her at a Cahokia intersection.

Baxmeyer Construction to depose witness in case of water damaged furniture

By Christina Stueve | May 3, 2012

Ruth Baxmeyer Construction Co. will depose Mark Leezy, corporate representative of Fredman Brothers Furniture Co. and Home Furniture LLC, on May 16 in a Madison County case involving water damaged furniture.

Status conference reset to July 16 in case against Lakin

By Christina Stueve | May 3, 2012

A status conference was held April 30 in St. Clair County Associate Judge Vincent Lopinot's courtroom in a civil lawsuit that five years ago launched a federal investigation of Thomas Lakin.

Fifth District upholds O'Malley in forum decision; Spomer says he hopes for law eradicating forum shopping

By Ann Maher | May 3, 2012

Spomer An appellate court judge says he would favor law eradicating forum shopping by limiting venue to the county or counties where the action takes place.

Lopinot resets officer's suit against East St. Louis

By Christina Stueve | May 3, 2012

Wagner St. Clair County Associate Judge Vincent Lopinot reset a status conference on April 30 for June 25 in a former police officer's case against the City of East St. Louis.

Provena decision could have 'chilling effect' on hospitals, lawmaker says

By Ann Maher | May 3, 2012

Clayborne A two-year-old Illinois Supreme Court decision that snatched the property tax exemption from a central Illinois hospital could have a "chilling effect" on all state hospitals, says an area lawmaker.

'Injustice' producer joins state legislator for showing

By Ann Maher | May 4, 2012

Kay While Madison and St. Clair counties are not subjects of a film about "greed and corruption in America's lawsuit industry," perhaps someday they will be.

Bike rider sues Agency for Community Transit claiming trail ended abruptly

By Kelly Holleran | May 4, 2012

Unsell A man claims he fell more than 10 feet when he tumbled off a road while riding on his bicycle, mistakenly believing the road ended in a bike trail.

Glenn Davis joins HeplerBroom as partner; Austin Moore joins as associate

By Christina Stueve | May 4, 2012

Davis ST. LOUIS – Glenn E. Davis has joined HeplerBroom LLC in the St. Louis office as a partner.

Williams Venker & Sanders named a 2012 'Go-To' firm

By Christina Stueve | May 4, 2012

ST. LOUIS – Williams Venker & Sanders LLC was recently recognized as a "2012 Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies," for its work in litigation and labor and employment.

Appellate court candidate forum is canceled

By Ann Maher | May 4, 2012

An appellate court candidate forum scheduled today in Belleville has been canceled.

I-LAW and local leaders join together to host 'Create Jobs, Not Lawsuits' public forum

By Travis Akin | May 4, 2012

Akin A national survey of CEOs from Chief Executive Magazine was just released and the State of Illinois is ranked the third worst state in the country to do business. Only New York and California fared worse than the Land of Lincoln.

Doctor's deposition taken in delivery driver's case against hospital

By Christina Stueve | May 4, 2012

Smith A letter certifying that an evidence deposition of Dr. Lyndon Gross was taken was filed May 1 in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth's court regarding a delivery driver's lawsuit against Gateway Regional Medical Center.

Matoesian denies plaintiff's request to prohibit media contact

By Christina Stueve | May 4, 2012

Betz Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian on Friday denied plaintiff James Greco's request to prohibit media contact in a wrongful death lawsuit against an Alton doctor.

Wal-Mart sued over customer's trip in parking lot

By Kelly Holleran | May 4, 2012

A man claims he sustained various injuries, including a dislocated joint, after slipping on snow in Walmart's parking lot.

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