News from October 2012

I-LAW's 'Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week' to focus on judicial elections

By Ann Maher | Oct 1, 2012

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.

Passenger says she was injured in Edwardsville accident

By Andrea Dearden | Oct 1, 2012

Beljanski A Madison County woman says she was hurt when the car she was riding in was rear-ended at an Edwardsville intersection.

Pedestrian's battery lawsuit settles Friday before Monday trial

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Oct 1, 2012

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.

Attorney in discrimination case against SIUE requests to withdraw

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Oct 1, 2012

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.

Former employee sues Madison County State's Attorney's Office, claims discrimination

By Bethany Krajelis | Oct 1, 2012

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.

Illinois Chamber to endorse non-retention campaign of 'Citizens for Judicial Integrity'

By Ann Maher | Oct 2, 2012

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.

Olin worker claims she was fired for refusing to return to work on doctor's orders

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2012

Blasi A Madison County woman claims her employer fired her after she refused to return to work upon doctor's orders.

Maryville Manor worker claims retaliatory discharge after comp claim

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2012

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.

Gateway Regional sued by patient who claims she developed MRSA

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2012

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.

St. Anthony's Health Center named in new suit

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2012

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.

McGlynn endorsed by Illinois Chamber in race for Fifth District

By Ann Maher | Oct 3, 2012

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.

Illinois Chamber supports group aimed at judicial reform

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Oct 3, 2012

Doug Whitley Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Doug Whitley announced the Chamber's support of the grassroots organization "Citizens for Judicial Integrity."

Walgreen's dismissed from woman's lawsuit over falling Jell-O incident

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Oct 3, 2012

Ohl A woman suing a Granite City pharmacy has filed a motion for voluntary dismissal of one of the defendants in the lawsuit.

Plaintiff to comply with discovery in case against Jimmy John's shop owner

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Oct 3, 2012

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted a defense motion to compel in a man's lawsuit against Jimmy John's.

Ruth sets trial date in bank's claim couple damaged foreclosed home

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Oct 3, 2012

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.

'Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week' emphasizes importance of judicial elections

By Travis Akin | Oct 4, 2012

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.

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