News from November 2015

Shimkus supports Rauner's stance on Syrian refugees

By Vimbai Chikomo | Nov 23, 2015

Congressman John Shimkus (R-15) supports Rauner’s position and spoke out about the recent attacks in Paris highlighting the “need to suspend refugee resettlement in the United States”.

Railroad employee sues Norfolk Southern Railway for alleged injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 23, 2015

An Illinois man is suing over permanent injuries he suffered while working for the defendant.

Madison County lawyer seeks legal fees from Roth Law Offices

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 23, 2015

A Madison County attorney is suing a Granite City law firm, alleging non-payment of legal fees for work she referred to her firm.

Illinois company alleges unpaid rent on a commercial property

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 23, 2015

An Illinois corporation is suing over unpaid rent on a commercial property. RLP Development Company, of Madison County, filed the suit Oct. 27 in Madison County Circuit Court against Extreme Vapor, Brock Boyer and Arlyne Floyd. The plaintiff and defendants entered into a lease agreement May 27, 2014 in which the defendants agreed to pay rent on a property at 1023 Century Drive, Edwardsville.

Motorist, passenger allege negligence for car accident injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 23, 2015

A male motorist and his female passenger are suing another driving, alleging negligence for injuries they say they sustained in an automobile accident.

Man claims daughter was attacked by pit bull in East Alton

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 23, 2015

A Missouri father is suing an East Alton woman, alleging his daughter was injured by the defendant's dog.

Motorist says another driver caused accident that led to injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 23, 2015

A Highland motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence over injuries suffered in a motor vehicle collision.

Couple sues health care professional over infection following knee surgery

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 23, 2015

An Illinois couple is suing health care professionals, alleging negligence over an infection caused by knee surgery and the lingering issues of that infection.

Family sues National Union Fire Insurance over denied death benefits

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 23, 2015

A Bethalto woman and her son are suing over the denial of a death benefit payment of insurance. Lacey Heineman and Shane Pride filed the suit Oct. 26 in Madison County Circuit Court against National Union Fire Insurance of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Woman claims she lost part of finger in car door

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 23, 2015

An Illinois woman is suing over the partial loss of a finger in an incident involving the defendant's vehicle.

Candidate for recorder says party bosses have attempted to intimidate her from running

By Ann Maher | Nov 23, 2015

“Whether it be a rigged endorsement meeting or whispers that this campaign would hurt my career, the so-called Democratic Party bosses should not have the power to force a candidate on the voters of Madison County,” said Bradford. “Voters in the Democratic primary should have a choice in whom to nominate for the respective offices on the ballot.”

IDC supports Prairie Farms in seeking to reverse revived '06 case; argument centers on plaintiffs' failure to meet deadlines

By The Madison County Record | Nov 24, 2015

SPRINGFIELD – Court orders that dismiss civil actions should count as final judgments if plaintiffs ignore deadlines to amend, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel argues at the Illinois Supreme Court.

General Motors says ignition switch lawsuits are misjoined; seeks to transfer to Cook County

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 24, 2015

General Motors claims several lawsuits alleging its defective engine and ignition key switch caused numerous collisions were misjoined and should be treated as separate suits.

Next round begins in lawyers' battle for billions; Tillery team seeks to restore Price, disqualify Karmeier

By The Madison County Record | Nov 24, 2015

SPRINGFIELD – Lawyer Stephen Tillery wants all Illinois Supreme Court Justices except Lloyd Karmeier to consider restoring a $10 billion judgment he won against cigarette maker Philip Morris in 2003. On Nov. 17, Robert King of Tillery’s firm moved to recall a mandate the Court issued against the judgment in 2005. King also moved for Karmeier’s recusal or disqualification, citing an objective and reasonable public perception of his bias in favor of Philip Morris.

Majority of Illinois Independents in favor of government spending cuts, poll says

By Vimbai Chikomo | Nov 24, 2015

As Illinois lawmakers strive to solve the state budget impasse, Illinoisans have spoken out loud and clear. In a recent poll released by Americans for Prosperity Illinois, 62 percent of Independents are in favor of spending cuts, while a mere 9 percent support taxes hikes.

Motorist sues another driver over three-car collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 24, 2015

An Illinois woman is suing another driver, alleging his negligence caused injuries the plaintiff sustained in a chain reaction automobile accident.

Couple alleges motorist caused head-on vehicle collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 24, 2015

A New Baden couple is suing an O'Fallon woman, alleging negligence over injuries resulting from a head-on collision with the defendant's vehicle.

Wigginton plans to step down next month, will move into private practice in St. Louis

By The Madison County Record | Nov 24, 2015

U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton has announced that he will resign effective Dec. 11. His press release issued today boasted of his accomplishments but neglected to mention the most sensational convictions he obtained.

Five auto passengers seek damages following Granite City rear-end collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 24, 2015

Five automobile passengers are suing a motorist, alleging negligence over injuries they say they sustained when the defendant's vehicle rear-ended theirs.

Passenger sues Staunton woman following roll-over car accident

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 24, 2015

A minor girl and her parents, individually and on her behalf, are suing a Staunton motorist, alleging negligence for injuries the daughter sustained in a car accident.

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