News from February 2015

Illinois needs lawsuit reforms

By Travis Akin | Feb 5, 2015

AkinThe state of the State of Illinois is bleak. The combination of high taxes, over regulation and lawsuit abuse have created an exodus of jobs and opportunities from the Land of Lincoln to other states with a more friendly business climate. Governor Bruce Rauner wants to change course and make Illinois a destination for jobs and opportunities. The Governor rightly made lawsuit a priority in his State

Williams orders sides to communicate in Hale v. State Farm

By The Madison County Record | Feb 5, 2015

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams prescribed a crash course in communications for opponents in a fraud suit against State Farm.“We are talking past one another to some degree,” he said at a hearing on Feb. 4. Williams ordered lawyers to meet and confer by Feb. 6, for at least four hours. He said they would confer in person or by video, and not by telephone. They are to confer

Case alleging transvaginal mesh procedure caused adverse reaction removed to federal court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2015

Defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging a patient suffered adverse tissue reactions after a transvaginal mesh procedure have removed the case to federal court.

Motorist accused of striking boy on bicycle denies liability

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2015

A motorist accused of striking a boy on his bicycle has denied allegations against him and instead accused the boy of negligence.Ty Lampley through his mother, Montrice Lampley, filed the lawsuit on Nov. 5 against Timothy Moore.According to the complaint, Lampley alleges he was riding his bicycle across North Belt West at its intersection with North 45th Street in Belleville on June 23, 2013, when

Woman sues driver who allegedly struck her vehicle

By The Madison County Record | Feb 9, 2015

A woman alleges she suffered disability and disfigurement after a driver struck her vehicle.

Black ice slip and fall in Godfrey leads to suit

By The Madison County Record | Feb 9, 2015

A woman has filed suit against the apartment complex where she alleges she fell on black ice.

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