News from May 2012

Dunstan considers Circuit Clerk appointment; Melucci remembered as dedicated public servant

By Christina Stueve | May 11, 2012

Melucci Matt Melucci, a circuit clerk in Madison County for the last 20 years, died Thursday at his home in Collinsville.

Stopping Universities From Stepping on Students' God-Given Rights

By Andrew Cochran | May 12, 2012

A hyper-Political Correctness movement is running rampant on our public universities, with taxpayer-funded university bureaucrats and teachers trying to crush the First Amendment rights of students to openly express their faith and conservative political views.

Here's a great idea: Let's put the hospitals out of business!

By The Madison County Record | May 12, 2012

The world's turned upside down. The socially unhealthy practices and behaviors we once discouraged, stigmatized, or outlawed are now being legalized, accepted, and embraced.

Circuit Clerk's office to be closed part of the day Tuesday

By Christina Stueve | May 14, 2012

Due to the recent death of Madison County Circuit Matt Melucci, the Madison County Courthouse, Madison County Criminal Justice Center in Alton, Collinsville and Granite City Circuit Clerk's Offices will be closed from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Landscape company co-owner sues over lost income

By Kelly Holleran | May 15, 2012

The co-owner of a landscaping company claims she was deprived of hundreds of thousands of dollars after her fellow owners took control of the finances when she took a leave of absence from work in 2006.

Psychologist claims age discrimination in suit; Compares his forgetfulness to Rick Perry's

By Kelly Holleran | May 15, 2012

A man has filed suit against his former employer, alleging he wrongly lost his job because of his age.

Fosamax suit filed against Barr in St. Louis Circuit Court

By Kelly Holleran | May 15, 2012

Dowd Residents of various states across the country have filed a complaint in St. Louis Circuit Court against the makers of a drug used to treat osteoporosis, claiming the medicine caused them to develop bone fractures.

Motor scooter fatality blamed on deflated tire

By Kelly Holleran | May 15, 2012

A man has filed suit against the manufacturers and sellers of a motor scooter that he claims was produced with the wrong size tire, which resulted in an accident in which his wife died.

Woman blames doctor and hospital for surgical mistakes and staph infection

By Andrea Dearden | May 15, 2012

Unsell An Illinois woman is suing her doctor and a Maryville hospital claiming she was injured during a hysterectomy and contracted a staph infection following the procedure.

Faith Countryside Homes answers plaintiff's first amended complaint

By Christina Stueve | May 15, 2012

Keefe Jr. Faith Countryside Homes filed an answer to a plaintiff's first amended complaint on May 10 stating that alleged injuries were caused by an obvious condition, and that the company had no duty to protect from such conditions.

Stobbs orders defendant to be deposed and 'answer questions truthfully'

By Christina Stueve | May 15, 2012

Stobbs Madison County Associate Judge Steven Stobbs on May 9 ordered a defendant in a man's personal injury case to appear at the plaintiff attorney's office in Alton to be "deposed and answer questions truthfully."

Case against Prairie Farms Dairy ongoing

By Christina Stueve | May 15, 2012

Sivia Michael and Denise Richter, owners of Rich-Lane Farms, claim that after improving their dairy and buying stock in Prairie Farms as part of a milk marketing agreement, Prairie Farms terminated that agreement in 2005 and "acted in a manner illegal or oppressive" to the plaintiffs as Prairie Farms shareholders.

Ace USA of Philadelphia scheduled for deposition Thursday in St. Louis

By Christina Stueve | May 15, 2012

Curtis Ace USA of Philadelphia was ordered to give a deposition before a notary public at Holland, Groves, Schneller in St. Louis on Thursday.

Merit retention panel selected to review Wilkerson

By Ann Maher | May 15, 2012

Wilkerson A 10-member panel has been selected for the purpose of examining the retention of U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson.

Ruth permits Texas attorney to participate in benzene case

By Christina Stueve | May 15, 2012

Huelsmann Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on May 10 allowed a Texas attorney to participate in a Madison County benzene case.

Stabbing at East St. Louis Senior High is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | May 16, 2012

The mother of a minor student at East St. Louis Sr. High School has filed suit against the security company that was supposed to monitor students for weapons after her son was allegedly stabbed four times while in gym class.

St. Clair Square shopper claims injuries after being struck by garbage cart

By Kelly Holleran | May 16, 2012

A man claims he received back, leg and knee injuries after an employee for the St. Clair Square Mall ran a garbage cart into him.

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

By Kelly Holleran | May 16, 2012

A woman has filed suit against Walmart after she claims she fell on an unnatural accumulation of snow and ice.

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