News from May 2012

Trenton House restaurant and owner sued over patron's alleged intoxication

By Kelly Holleran | May 9, 2012

A woman has filed suit against the bar where an allegedly intoxicated driver purchased the beverages that caused her to collide head-on with the woman.

Rotator cuff torn in fall from wheelchair, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | May 9, 2012

A man claims he sustained a tear in his rotator cuff after falling out of a wheelchair while living at a nursing home.

Hylla jury awards Maryville police officer $38K for car wreck

By Christina Stueve | May 9, 2012

Hylla Jurors in Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla's courtroom awarded a Maryville police officer $38,608 after three hours of deliberations Wednesday.

Flack to be sworn in May 25; Says experience will help on bench

By Sarah Zavala | May 10, 2012

Flack Madison County's newly appointed associate judge has for a long time wanted to serve on the bench.

Back injuries claimed in Route 159 rear-end accident

By Andrea Dearden | May 10, 2012

A St. Clair County woman says she was hit from behind by another driver in Belleville.

Motorcyclist seeks damages over O'Fallon intersection accident

By Kelly Holleran | May 10, 2012

A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims collided with his motorcycle while attempting to make a left-hand turn.

Horseshoe Lake Road accident causes severe injuries, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | May 10, 2012

A man claims he sustained severe and permanent injuries to his head, shoulder, back and neck after a driver failed to obey a traffic control device and struck his vehicle.

Summary judgment for Universal Underwriters on 'step down' provision upheld at Fifth District

By Sarah Zavala | May 10, 2012

Stewart Universal Underwriters Insurance Company does not have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars on an under-insured claim, according to a recent appellate court order.

Driver claims injuries in Route 158-Highway 50 rear-end accident

By Kelly Holleran | May 10, 2012

Scoggins A Clinton County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle.

O'Fallon plaintiffs claim distracted driver caused rear-end accident

By Kelly Holleran | May 10, 2012

Three O'Fallon residents have filed suit against the driver who they claim struck a stopped vehicle after searching for an object while driving.

Cahokia accident leads to personal injury claim

By Kelly Holleran | May 10, 2012

Three East St. Louis residents allege they sustained injuries after a driver rear-ended their vehicle.

Russell Scott receives prestigious 'Professionalism' award

By Christina Stueve | May 10, 2012

Scott Attorney Russell K. Scott, a senior litigation officer and co-manager of the Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale Belleville office, has been named the 2012 recipient of the prestigious American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Reporters who rely upon public officials are protected by fair report privilege, appellate court rules

By Sarah Zavala | May 10, 2012

Welch Reports given by public officials fall under the Illinois fair report privilege, the Fifth District Appellate Court ruled on Tuesday.

West Main Cafe sued over customer's slip on water

By Andrea Dearden | May 10, 2012

A St. Clair County woman says she was hurt when she slipped on a wet floor in a Belleville restaurant.

Rear-end crash caused woman to give birth prematurely, suit says

By Andrea Dearden | May 10, 2012

An Illinois mother says a rear-end crash in Belleville caused her to give birth to her daughter prematurely.

Mother sued over son's use of vehicle in fatal accident

By Andrea Dearden | May 10, 2012

A Belleville woman is being sued after her son allegedly drove her car while intoxicated and killed a man in a head-on crash.

Shell, Equilon file for removal of benzene case to federal court

By Christina Stueve | May 10, 2012

Schrempf Defendants Shell Oil Co. and Equilon Enterprises filed May 1 to move their case to federal court.

Hylla sets CMC in man's claim in car accident case against Wells Fargo

By Christina Stueve | May 10, 2012

Hylla Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on May 4 set a case management conference for May 30 in a 2009 case about a man's claim that a Wells Fargo employee struck him after failing to remain stopped at a traffic control device.

Madison League seeks to 'polish' county's image

By Christina Stueve | May 11, 2012

A newly formed group that says its goal is to inform voters about the performance of local government and public institutions is championing bi-partisanship as a model of good government in Madison County.

Madison County Circuit Clerk Matt Melucci dies

By Ann Maher | May 11, 2012

Melucci Madison County Circuit Clerk Matt Melucci has died after suffering from lung cancer.

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