News from December 2014

Jury finds man convicted of murder in Cook's courtroom not guilty in new trial

By The Madison County Record | Dec 19, 2014

William Cosby of East St. Louis, convicted of murder in the court of heroin addict Michael Cook, cleared his name and won his freedom in a new trial with a sober judge. St. Clair County jurors found Cosby not guilty in the death of Antwan “Twix” Thomas on Dec. 19, after four days of testimony before Circuit Judge Robert Haida. Cosby took the witness stand, a rare move for a murder defendant, and testified

Proctor and Gamble files lawsuit against employee who allegedly received double benefits

By The Madison County Record | Dec 22, 2014

Proctor and Gamble alleges it overpaid nearly $70,000 in disability benefits to a man who was also receiving social security benefits without the company's knowledge.

Nursing home seeks foreclosure on man's home citing failure to pay for wife's care

By The Madison County Record | Dec 22, 2014

A nursing home filed suit against the husband of a resident that it alleges failed to pay more than $150,000 for his deceased wife's care.

Daughter of deceased man files complaint against nursing home

By The Madison County Record | Dec 22, 2014

The daughter of a recently deceased man alleges a nursing home contributed to her father's death.

Alton accident results in Madison County suit

By The Madison County Record | Dec 23, 2014

A motorist has filed suit against the driver whom he alleges struck his vehicle.

Passenger claims she suffered vision distortion as a result of accident

By The Madison County Record | Dec 23, 2014

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck the vehicle in which she was riding.

Motorist claims vehicle swerved in front of her and suddenly stopped on I-55

By The Madison County Record | Dec 23, 2014

BartholomewA motorist has filed suit against the driver whom she alleges cut in front of her, then suddenly braked.Jeanene Clubbs alleges she was driving on Interstate 55 near mile post 9 in Nameoki Township on Oct. 9, 2013, when defendant Nicholas L. Smith swerved in front of her and suddenly stopped."The defendant's automobile collided with the automobile driven by the plaintiff causing the plaintiff

Smithton accident is subject of suit

By The Madison County Record | Dec 23, 2014

A woman who was severely injured when a Ford F150 crashed into her Buick in Smithton is suing the driver of the truck on Dec. 4 for alleged negligence.

Madison County major civil cases at trial in '14 net $2.3 million in judgments

By Ann Maher | Dec 23, 2014

Madison County Circuit Court hosted 21 Law Division trials in 2014, resulting in 15 plaintiffs' verdicts that netted $2,367.125.82 in judgments.

Should old Pat Quinn then be forgot and never brought to mind?

By The Madison County Record | Dec 23, 2014

Ho ho ho! Outgoing Gov. Quinn has the last laugh, or so he thinks.

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