News from March 2013

State sues man who fled DUI stop over trooper's injuries

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 8, 2013

The people of the state of Illinois have filed suit against the man who they claim ran away from the scene after he was suspected of driving under the influence.

Woman sues drunk driver, establishments that served him

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 8, 2013

In recently filed court documents, a woman claims she sustained great pain and suffering after an allegedly intoxicated driver failed to control his vehicle and veered off the road.

Woman says doctor damaged nerves during tonsillectomy

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 8, 2013

In recently filed court documents, a woman claims she can no longer eat solid foods after a doctor damaged the nerves in the back of her throat during a tonsillectomy.

Benton woman seeks $50K in law office injury

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 8, 2013

A Benton resident who claims she suffered back, hip, leg and knee injuries after tripping on a raised floor at a Belleville law office seeks more than $50,000 from the office.

Motion to dismiss filed in case over odorous pig farm

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Mar 8, 2013

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit over an allegedly odiferous pig farm are requesting one of the defendants be dismissed from their case.

Supreme Court's March term opens, justices will hear arguments in 13 cases

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 8, 2013

The Illinois Supreme Court is convening in Springfield for its March term.

Belleville attorney selected as associate judge in St. Clair County

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Mar 12, 2013

Belleville attorney Julia R. Gomric has been appointed associate judge in the 20th judicial circuit.

St. Clair County class action against Full Tilt Poker removed to federal court

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 12, 2013

A pair of defendants in a St. Clair County class action lawsuit over a gambling website has removed the matter to federal court.

Bar Association collects close to a ton of food for charity

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Mar 12, 2013

From left: MCBA President Angela Donohoo, Krissy Howard and Lindy Heigert from Gori Julian Law.

Construction company owners sue former attorney over role in quarry transaction

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 13, 2013

RipplingerThe owners of a construction company have filed suit against their former attorney, claiming she was representing buyers and sellers of a quarry without revealing her role in the transaction.Eugene and Margaret Lippold, who own Lippold Construction Company, allege they wanted to sell a quarry in Alton known as Alby Quarry. In the sale of the quarry, the Lippolds elected to hire defendant

Imprisoned father sues daughter saying she failed to pay taxes on Madison home

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 13, 2013

In recently filed court documents, a federal prisoner is blaming his daughter for causing him to lose his home during his incarceration, saying she failed to pay real estate taxes on the property, even though he provided her with sufficient means to do so.

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