News from October 2013

Insured sues USAA alleging underpayment of collision claim

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 1, 2013

A man has filed suit against the insurance company that he claims refuses to pay him 100 percent of the property damages he incurred in a collision.Daniel Simmons claims he sought $3,561.64 from defendant United Services Automobile Association after his vehicle was involved in an accident with one of its insured drivers. The insurance company initially agreed to pay the amount, but later offered to

Granite City attorney suspended for misconduct in bankruptcy court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 2, 2013

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) has suspended Granite City attorney Alexander Marion Wilson from the practice of law effective Oct. 16.

East Alton Wood River High School sued over student's 'Town Ball' accident

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2013

MorminoA minor boy lost his teeth after he collided head-on with his peer while playing a game at school, his mother claims in recently filed court documents.Amanda Lane filed a lawsuit Sept. 18 in Madison County Circuit Court against East Alton Wood River Community High School District No. 14.In her complaint, Lane alleges her ninth-grade son, Hunter O’Brien, was participating in a gym class at East

Parents want defenses of bus driver accused of duct-taping student stricken

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 3, 2013

St. ClairThe parents of a minor student filed a motion to strike the defendant’s affirmative defenses in a lawsuit alleging a bus driver duct taped the boy’s arms together during his ride to school.According to the complaint filed on April 23, Robert Wainner and Kristina Miller, parents of the boy identified as A.W., claim their son was riding on the school bus operated by Durham School Services on

Gleeson assigned to pedestrian's suit against East St. Louis police officer

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 3, 2013

Heidi EckertA case involving a pedestrian accusing an East St. Louis police officer of hitting him with a patrol car while he was walking across the street has been reassigned to St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson.Gleeson scheduled a motion hearing regarding the defendants’ motion to dismiss on Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. According to the complaint filed April 22, Raymond Wilbourn claims he was walking

Brooklyn accident is subject of St. Clair County suit

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2013

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck the vehicle in which she and her minor daughter were riding.

President Obama’s Thirst For Unlimited Power Has Transformed America

By Tad Armstrong | Oct 3, 2013

ArmstrongThe President’s promise to transform America is one of the few he has kept - perhaps the only one. I don’t like his work product in the least, yet in spite of the known record of the President and the Democratic party leaders (Harry Reid, for example) to foment nonsensical hatred towards constitutional conservatives with descriptions like “anarchists,” “terrorists,” “haters of government,”

State's Attorney says Cook's slurred speech in murder trial didn't matter as jurors received written instructions

By Steve Korris | Oct 3, 2013

Kelly CookFormer St. Clair County Judge Michael Cook slurred his speech while instructing jurors at a March murder trial, according to defendant Stanley Muse who now seeks a new trial. But State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly’s office said it didn’t matter because Cook provided jurors with instructions in writing. Kelly’s argument reflects the difficulty he faces in preserving guilty verdicts and pleas that

Suit filed against Associated Bank over allegedly improper withdrawal

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 4, 2013

The administrator of a deceased man’s estate alleges a bank allowed an unauthorized woman to withdraw more than $60,000 from the man’s account.Eddie Bass filed a lawsuit Sept. 19 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Associated Bank and Ethel Randolph.In his complaint, Bass alleges the recently deceased Eli Burrell Jr. died on Sept. 23, 2010, after buying a cashier’s check for $61,066.65, which

The Record Network