Akin MARION - Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW) is joining with mayors and community leaders this week for a statewide public education tour to promote "Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week" and this year's theme of "Good Judges Matter," according to the group's executive director Travis Akin.
News from October 2012
Beljanski A Madison County woman says she was hurt when the car she was riding in was rear-ended at an Edwardsville intersection.
A pedestrian's battery lawsuit against the driver who hit him and against the bar that served alcohol to the man who struck him settled Friday.
Short The attorney for an East Alton man who has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has requested to withdraw as counsel for his client.
Gibbons A former assistant state's attorney has sued Madison County and its prosecutor's office, claiming that her disability played "a motivating factor" in her termination.
Whitley The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be supporting the efforts of Citizens for Judicial Integrity, a group that is campaigning against the retention of four Madison County circuit judges.
Blasi A Madison County woman claims her employer fired her after she refused to return to work upon doctor's orders.
A former nursing home employee claims she lost her job in retaliation for her filing of workers' compensation benefits and for her reports of potential neglect.
A woman has filed suit against Gateway Regional Medical Center, claiming she suffered from MRSA after doctors failed to adequately treat an abscess following surgery.
The wife of a recently deceased man claims a doctor at St. Anthony's Health Center failed to appropriately treat her husband for breathing problems and for malnutrition, allowing him to die.
At an endorsement press conference State Rep. Paul Evans (R-O'Fallon), Judge Stephen McGlynn, State Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) and Illinois Chamber President Doug Whitley. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Republican candidate Stephen McGlynn for the Fifth District Appellate Court.
Doug Whitley Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Doug Whitley announced the Chamber's support of the grassroots organization "Citizens for Judicial Integrity."
Ohl A woman suing a Granite City pharmacy has filed a motion for voluntary dismissal of one of the defendants in the lawsuit.
Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted a defense motion to compel in a man's lawsuit against Jimmy John's.
Ruth Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on Sept. 26 scheduled a non-jury trial in a bank's case against an Edwardsville couple for allegedly disconnecting their sump pump and leaving basement windows open after their home was foreclosed.
Akin October is a busy month. More than 20 different organizations celebrate either an awareness week or an awareness month during the month of October.