News from May 2012

Status conference set Aug. 13 in case against Pasta House

By Christina Stueve | May 16, 2012

A status conference has been re-set until 9 a.m. Aug 13 in a case filed by Phillip Jameson of St. Clair County against Preferred Pasta, owner of the Pasta House Restaurant.

Fifth District grants Brennan's appeal on $2 million bond

By Christina Stueve | May 16, 2012

Kionka The Fifth District Appellate Court has granted Edward Brennan's motion to dismiss an appeal over a $2 million bond he was ordered to post after losing a bench trial to former partner Michael Constance.

Route 158 rear-end accident causes serious injuries, suit claims

By Andrea Dearden | May 17, 2012

A Troy woman says she was hurt when she was hit by another driver from Maryville.

Jimmy John's customer claims he tripped on CO2 container near soda machine

By Kelly Holleran | May 17, 2012

A man has filed suit against Jimmy John's, alleging he sustained injuries after tripping over a CO2 container.

Randolph County worker sues Union Pacific in St. Clair County

By Andrea Dearden | May 17, 2012

Gavin A Randolph County man says the Union Pacific Railroad Company is responsible for injuries he received from prolonged work on the job.

Suit seek repayment of credit card debt

By Andrea Dearden | May 17, 2012

Schulman A St. Clair County man is accused of not paying nearly $55,000 in credit card debt.

Slip on solvent leads to lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | May 17, 2012

A man claims he experienced pain, stiffness and loss in the range of motion to his knee after he fell on a slippery floor at Highland Communication Services.

Centreville woman sues over Belleville rear-end accident

By Andrea Dearden | May 17, 2012

A Centreville woman says she was hit from behind by another driver on a Belleville street.

East St. Louis Housing Authority worker seeks $1 million from agency over verbal assaults

By Andrea Dearden | May 17, 2012

Blake The East St. Louis Housing Authority is named in a $1-million lawusit after allegedly allowing one of its supervisors to verbally assault another employee.

Rear-end crash on I-255 is subject of St. Clair County suit

By Andrea Dearden | May 17, 2012

A St. Clair County woman is suing the driver of the car that she claims rear-ended her while driving in Washington Park.

Driver distracted by cell phone blamed in accident

By Andrea Dearden | May 17, 2012

A Belleville woman says she was rear-ended by a man who was distracted by his cell phone while driving in Shiloh.

Failure to yield at Edwardsville intersection is cause of accident, suit says

By Andrea Dearden | May 17, 2012

A Madison County man has filed suit against the driver who he claims struck his vehicle at an intersection.

Roma Pizza delivery driver sued over rear-end accident

By Kelly Holleran | May 17, 2012

A driver claims he sustained neck, shoulder, back, arm and knee injuries after a pizza delivery driver rear-ended his vehicle.

Interstate 70 accident causes serious injuries, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | May 17, 2012

An Effingham County couple claims they endured various damages after a driver struck their vehicle on the interstate.

Dupo files to remove civil rights case against village to federal court

By Christina Stueve | May 17, 2012

Pierce The village of Dupo and four police officers who are being sued for allegedly violating the civil rights of a Dupo man has filed to remove the case to the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of Illinois.

Judicial candidates lay out qualifications; Napp and Burkart face off in November

By Ann Maher | May 17, 2012

Burkart Voters in Madison and Bond counties in November will elect a circuit judge for the first time since 2006. And this year, issues and experience - rather than big money - could define the campaigns.

Fifth District affirms Knight in property damage claim pitting brother v. brother

By Ann Maher | May 17, 2012

Knight Justices at the Fifth District have affirmed Circuit Judge John Knight who denied a new trial to a plaintiff who claimed a $100,000 jury award was "palpably inadequate."

ISBA president shares views on cameras in court

By Christina Stueve | May 17, 2012

Locallo Illinois State Bar Association President John Locallo believes cameras in the courtroom are "here to stay."

Pro Bono or Pro Community? Why not both?

By Jim Grandone | May 18, 2012

Grandone One of the most rewarding experiences I've had was when I was president of my professional association, the International Association of Business Communicators – St. Louis Chapter.

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