News from May 2012

Agency for Community Transit fights man's lawsuit

By Christina Stueve | May 29, 2012

Unsell The defendant in a man's lawsuit over injuries sustained on a Madison County bike trail claims the plaintiff failed to mitigate his own damages.

Hylla sets trial date in woman's case against Christway Church in Godfrey

By Christina Stueve | May 29, 2012

Glisson Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla on May 25 set a March 4, 2013 trial date in a woman's case against Christway Church and First Baptist Church of Godfrey.

Ruth continues woman's case against Quik Trip

By Christina Stueve | May 29, 2012

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on May 25 continued a woman's case against Quik Trip to July 13.

Madison County atrazine suits may be stayed as federal case settles

By Ann Maher | May 30, 2012

Mudge A number of pending discovery motions in an eight-year-old Madison County suit involving atrazine may be moot as a result of the $105 million settlement proposed last week in a similar federal court case.

Amiel Cueto is dead at age 63

By Ann Maher | May 30, 2012

Cueto Disbarred attorney Amiel Cueto of Belleville, who served prison time on a conviction for obstructing justice, is dead at the age of 63.

Pregnancy blamed on doctor who allegedly failed to perform tubal ligation

By Kelly Holleran | May 30, 2012

Darr A St. Clair County woman claims doctors failed to tie her tubes during a cesarean section, allowing her to become pregnant with her third child.

Allegedly intoxicated driver rear ends vehicle at 72 mph, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | May 30, 2012

A woman has filed suit against the allegedly intoxicated driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle at more than 70 miles per hour.

Erlinger Construction claims employee converted more than $138K in property

By Kelly Holleran | May 30, 2012

A construction company claims one of its employees has stolen more than $100,000 from it.

Chicago attorney files entry of appearance in STD test results suit

By Christina Stueve | May 30, 2012

Miller Chicago attorney Gretchen Miller on May 24 announced her representation of Quest Diagnostics in a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims a romantic rival leaked results of a sexually transmitted disease test.

Hospital files complaint against elevator company after woman's fall

By Christina Stueve | May 31, 2012

Clark Gateway Regional Medical Center has filed a third party complaint against an elevator company in response to a suit the hospital faces by a woman who says she fell because an elevator stopped six inches short of a landing.

Monumental Life takes death policy lawsuit to federal court

By Christina Stueve | May 31, 2012

Cole Monumental Life is taking a lawsuit against the company to federal court after allegedly being accused of failing to pay one of its customers.

Woman sues over retinal detachment condition

By Kelly Holleran | May 31, 2012

Wallach A woman has filed suit against the doctor who she claims failed to diagnose her with a retinal detachment condition in her eye.

Shooter claims he suffered ear loss after visiting Belleville Indoor Shooting Range

By Kelly Holleran | May 31, 2012

Anderson An Illinois resident has filed suit against a shooting range, alleging he suffered from diminished hearing after the range failed to provide him with adequate protection.

Wal-Mart supervisors answer retaliatory discharge suit

By Christina Stueve | May 31, 2012

Cerven Wal-Mart is being sued in Madison County after a Glen Carbon woman claims she was allegedly fired in retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim.

Steam pipe break in St. Louis leads to asbestos exposure suit; Man seeks $5 million in punitive damages

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

A St. Louis City man says he was exposed to asbestos after a steam pipe allegedly burst in downtown St. Louis.

Fifth District rules for plaintiff who won $1 million at '09 trial; Allstate found to have acted in bad faith

By Sarah Zavala | May 31, 2012

Goldenhersh The Fifth District Appellate Court ruled early last week in favor of a man who sued Allstate Insurance over an incident that resulted in the loss of his leg.

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