News from May 2012

Passenger sues over Pontoon Road rear-end collision

By Kelly Holleran | May 24, 2012

A woman has filed suit against the drivers who she claims caused a multi-car collision with a bus.

Fatal accident on Route 4 is subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | May 24, 2012

Scoggins The next-of-kin of a recently deceased man has filed suit against the allegedly intoxicated driver who struck and killed the man.

State Farm sues driver over crash into Granite City home

By Kelly Holleran | May 24, 2012

An insurance company has filed suit against the driver that it claims caused more than $60,000 in damage to the property of one of its insureds.

Bob Evans customer claims sidewalk crumbled beneath his feet

By Andrea Dearden | May 24, 2012

A man is suing a Collinsville restaurant, claiming a walkway outside the dining area crumbled and caused him to fall.

Mother sues her boy's father for accidentally running over child with Bobcat

By Andrea Dearden | May 24, 2012

Rowland The mother of a minor boy has filed suit against the boy's father, saying he accidentally ran over his son while taking him to work at his construction site.

Father sues Roxana JHS claiming row of gym lockers fell on boy's legs

By Kelly Holleran | May 24, 2012

Darr The father of a minor East Alton boy has filed suit against the junior high school in which a row of 10 lockers fell on his son's legs.

Truck driver sues JF Electric and other companies after cable strikes him in face

By Kelly Holleran | May 24, 2012

A truck driver has filed suit against the companies that he claims failed to provide him with proper equipment, allowing a cable to snap and strike him in the face.

Collinsville cop sues driver who struck him while siren and lights were activated

By Kelly Holleran | May 24, 2012

Badgley A police officer claims he sustained various injuries after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way to his vehicle, which had its siren and lights activated, and struck the police car.

Alton couple sues their Godfrey home occupiers

By Kelly Holleran | May 24, 2012

Maassen An Alton couple alleges the people who bought their Godfrey home have failed to make adequate payments on it.

Foreclosure notice filed against another chiropractor who led 15 Madison County class actions

By Ann Maher | May 24, 2012

Another Granite City chiropractor who has been a lead plaintiff in multiple Madison County class action lawsuits has had a property he owns go into foreclosure proceedings.

Judges seeking retention running individual campaigns

By Ann Maher | May 24, 2012

Callis Third Circuit judges seeking retention in November are running individual campaigns, unlike a team approach that was in place six years ago.

Syngenta settles atrazine claims for $105 million; Tillery to get share of $34.9 million in fees

By Ann Maher | May 24, 2012

Tillery EAST ST. LOUIS - Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta AG have agreed to a $105 million settlement to resolve claims of water providers over the weedkiller atrazine.

Reeg named among nation's top rated mass tort litigators

By Christina Stueve | May 25, 2012

Reeg Kurtis B. Reeg, president and managing partner of Reeg Lawyers, LLC, a St. Louis-based business and litigation defense law firm, has been selected for inclusion in "Corporate Counsel" magazine's 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Annual Guide to Mass Tort Litigation.

Violence Prevention Center is awarded $7,000

By Christina Stueve | May 25, 2012

CHICAGO - Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, headquartered in Belleville, is among 36 law-related nonprofit organizations statewide that have received grants from the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

A better way to elect state court judges

By Ed Murnane | May 26, 2012

Murnane A recent New York Times editorial offered advice to neighboring Michigan on the best way to assure fair election of state court judges.

It's time to reinstate the ban on public employee unions

By The Madison County Record | May 26, 2012

It would be nice to live in a dream world where everyone is agreeable, everything is free, and no one's ever disappointed.

Lawsuit reform would help create jobs and save taxpayers money

By Vic Ritter | May 29, 2012

Ritter There are many problems facing the state of Illinois right now. There is a backlog of $8.5 billion unpaid bills and the state's unemployment rate is higher than any of our neighboring states.

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