News from June 2015

Capes, Sokol elects two new shareholders

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 5, 2015

Attorneys Drey A. Cooley and Amy L. Fehr have been elected shareholders at Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan P.C. in St. Louis.

Development firm claims borrower failed to make payments after fire

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 5, 2015

A business filed suit against a real estate firm and its principal for alleged breach of contract in a 2007 matter. All-Jer Development Corporation brought a lawsuit on May 21 in Madison County Circuit Court against Mark Anderson, Anderson Real Estate Holding LLC, and Erie Insurance Company, claiming breach of contract in an August 2007 agreement. According to the filing, All-Jer entered into a Promissory Note contract with Anderson and Anderson Real Estate Holding on or about Aug. 6, 2007 for

Belleville sued over culvert rehab

By Dan Harkins | Jun 5, 2015

A homeowners association is suing the city of Belleville for allegedly not living up to its end of the bargain.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Mother's estate sues over fatal Alton crash

By Dan Harkins | Jun 5, 2015

The estate of a mother of two who died in a collision with a tractor-trailer in Alton is suing the driver and the semi's owner allegedly responsible for the crash.

New York bank alleges lease default

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 5, 2015

A New York bank has sued a Madison County business and its principals, alleging breach of contract.

Trucker alleges wrongful discharge

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 5, 2015

A trucker has sued a freight business, alleging wrongful termination.

Mother claims hospital's negligence led to son's death

By Carlee Carbone | Jun 5, 2015

A mother has sued a hospital and five doctors, alleging negligence in her son’s treatment.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Police officer accused of causing fatal car accident

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 5, 2015

A mother has sued a police officer and a municipality, alleging negligence.

Student loan trust claims student hasn't made payments on debt in three years

By Dan Harkins | Jun 5, 2015

A student loan trust is asking the court to help it collect on a debt.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Motorist alleges injuries in stop sign collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 5, 2015

A Madison County man has sued a motorist, alleging vehicular negligence.

Doctor sues to recover alleged bonuses

By Dan Harkins | Jun 7, 2015

A doctor is suing the other owners of his practice for bonuses he believes he should have been granted in 2012 and 2013.

ACCIDENT BRIEF: Two drivers accused of causing collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 7, 2015

A Belleville resident filed suit against two individuals for alleged vehicular negligence in 2013. Daniel Meitzenheimer, brought a lawsuit on May 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Sarah M.

Edwardsville Dierbergs removes slip and fall suit to federal court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 8, 2015

Dierbergs Markets has removed a shopper’s slip and fall case to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

PERSONNEL FILE: Ann Callis appointed partner at Goldenberg firm

By Heather Gvillo | Jun 8, 2015

Former Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis has been appointed partner at the Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli & Rowland law firm in Edwardsville. Callis joined in March with a focus on commercial law and litigation.

Johnson & Johnson removes cases alleging baby powder caused ovarian cancer

By Heather Gvillo | Jun 8, 2015

Johnson & Johnson has removed to federal court two separate cases alleging its baby powder caused two women to develop ovarian cancer after they used the powder as a feminine hygiene product for years. Candace Lewis filed her complaint on March 27 and Judith Harlan filed her complaint on April 9 against Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc., Imerys Talc America Inc. and Walgreen Co. Lewis claims she used Johnson & Johnson baby powder and the Shower to Shower powder, both

Family Dollar seeks to dismiss slip and fall suit

By Heather Gvillo | Jun 8, 2015

Family Dollar Stores seeks to dismiss a slip and fall case, claiming it does not own or operate the individual store where the alleged incident occurred. Plaintiff Mabel Ellison filed a lawsuit on April 10 against Family Dollar Stores of Illinois Inc., claiming it does business as Family Dollar Store No. 4168 in Alton. She alleges she was a customer at the store on June 8, 2014, when she allegedly slipped and fell on the floor.

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