News from December 2014

Pop's Saloon faces suit after patron allegedly struck

By The Madison County Record | Dec 16, 2014

KatzmanPop's Saloon in East St. Louis is facing a lawsuit after allegedly serving a patron too much alcohol, which led to another patron being attacked. Dustin Walter filed a suit Dec. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Pop’s Saloon and Music, which is owned by Mega Leasing Corporation Inc. According to the complaint on Oct. 28, Walter was in Pop’s Saloon when another patron, Jacob Maupin,

Em's Tavern patron claims he was struck in head with beer bottle

By The Madison County Record | Dec 16, 2014

A man says he suffered severe and extensive injuries to his face after a bar patron allegedly struck him with a beer bottle.

Passenger involved in Alton accident files injury suit

By The Madison County Record | Dec 16, 2014

A woman alleges she suffered injuries after a driver struck the vehicle in which she was riding.

Lender seeks repayment of student loans

By The Madison County Record | Dec 16, 2014

The National Collegiate Student Loan Trust has filed suit against a woman whom it alleges failed to repay her student loans.The trust alleges it lent defendant Cheryl Lawrence $53,788.61. Since then, however, Lawrence has defaulted on her required monthly payments, according to the complaint filed Dec. 4 in Madison County Circuit Court.In its complaint, the trust seeks the money it alleges it is owed,

Couple alleges company refuses to replace fading vinyl siding

By The Madison County Record | Dec 17, 2014

DureeAn Edwardsville couple alleges a vinyl siding manufacturer refuses to replace their home's siding after it began fading following installation.Ronald and Lisa Long filed a lawsuit Dec. 1 in Madison County Circuit Court against CertainTeed Corporation.In their complaint, the Longs say they purchased Owens Corning vinyl siding for their home at 4 Fox Trail Court in Edwardsville in 2000. The siding

Law firm loses 'middle finger' legal dispute

By The Madison County Record | Dec 18, 2014

The job market's tight right now, so here are some helpful hints for acing an interview. When asked what attracted you to their company, don't tell HR it was because they had an opening. Say it was because their company is the one company you've always wanted to work for.

Is there a credibility gap in this administration?

By The Madison County Record | Dec 18, 2014

To the Editor:Abraham Lincoln once stated; “You can fool some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time.”President Obama made the following statements. What do you think? “I don’t have lobbyists,” Feb. 10, 2010 (note Jonathan Gruber); “We shouldn’t mandate the purchase of health care,” Feb. 26, 2008; “My Father served in WWII," Aug. 9, 2010 (his father was 3- 9 yrs during

Plaintiff appealing Matoesian's order denying third trial for injured client

By Ann Maher | Dec 18, 2014

CarlsonEdwardsville attorney Eric Carlson is appealing a judge's order denying post trial motions for an injured client who's won one and lost one trial in Madison County.In October, Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian denied Carlson's moves for judgment notwithstanding the verdict or in the alternative, new trial - what would be a third - for client Guy Webb who in July was found to be 100 percent at

Murder suspect convicted in Cook's court getting second chance; William Cosby pleading self defense

By The Madison County Record | Dec 18, 2014

A murder suspect found guilty in the court of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook in April 2013 is getting a second chance to prove innocence.William Cosby, convicted of shooting and killing Antwan Thomas, is currently at trial in Circuit Judge Bob Haida's court claiming self defense.Haida granted Cosby a new trial in October 2013, citing a rule that requires a new trial upon a showing

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