News from May 2016

Patient alleges infection from medical device

By Molly English-Bowers | May 6, 2016

BENTON – A married couple is suing over injuries the wife allegedly suffered because of the use of a medical device manufactured by the defendants.

Cahokia man alleges false arrest for armed robbery

By Molly English-Bowers | May 6, 2016

BENTON – A Cahokia man is suing over several scenarios that he says played out after his allegedly unlawful arrest.

Woman alleges former employer underfunded employee pension plans

By Molly English-Bowers | May 6, 2016

BENTON – A former employee of St. Anthony's Health Center is suing over the alleged mishandling of employee pension plans.

Mother of fallen soldier and explosion survivor say bank helped Iran arm Hezbollah terrorists

By Record News | May 7, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS - Deutsche Bank of Germany helped Iran arm and train Hezbollah terrorists who killed a Randolph County man in Iraq and cost a St. Clair County man a leg, according to a suit in U.S.

Patient accuses hospital of filing erroneous debt-collection lawsuit

By Robert Hadley | May 7, 2016

ST. LOUIS – A Union County woman says a hospital’s lawsuit against her over a debt is without merit because she was making payments under a plan both parties had approved.

Motorist blames injuries on truck driver, produce company

By Robert Hadley | May 7, 2016

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri man says a truck driver’s alleged careless driving caused him to suffer serious injuries in a car crash.

Nexium lawsuit blames AstraZeneca for alleged side effects

By Robert Hadley | May 7, 2016

BENTON – A Madison County man has filed a class-action suit against pharma giant AstraZeneca over claims it failed to adequately warn users of its drug Nexium about alleged dangerous side effects.

Madigan muzzles Illinoisans on term limits

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | May 9, 2016

Term limits aren’t just a cosmetic change. They aren’t a feel-good Coke commercial. They’re a powerful reform that can make Illinois democracy work again

Madison County civil docket May 16-20

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 9, 2016

Madison County's civil docket for the week of May 16 includes a case originally filed 15 years ago.

Madison County asbestos jury docket May 16-20

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 9, 2016

More than 80 asbestos lawsuits are scheduled for trial in Madison County during the week beginning May 16. The cases were filed between 2013 and 2015.

Madison County asbestos motion docket May 16-20

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 9, 2016

Madison County's asbestos motion docket during the week beginning May 16 includes 31 cases to be heard in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' court.

Madison County real estate April 18-22

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 9, 2016

The transaction fetching the highest dollar amount in Madison County between April 18-22 was apartment property in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County real estate April 26-29

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 9, 2016

The property that sold for the highest amount in St. Clair County was a residence in O'Fallon at $649,415.

Madison County foreclosures April 26-May 6

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 9, 2016

A list of recent Madison County foreclosures. Including Alton, Collinsville, Granite City, Hartford, Edwardsville, Madison, Troy and Worden.

Motion hearing scheduled in student’s mother’s suit alleging son injured when tent collapsed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 9, 2016

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson scheduled a motion hearing to address a Belleville school district’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging a student was injured when a tent collapsed at a school picnic.

Johnson & Johnson expected to appeal recent $55 million talc verdict

By Abbey Sinclair | May 9, 2016

ST. LOUIS — Johnson & Johnson is expected to appeal a $55 million verdict reached May 2 in St. Louis City Circuit Court over claims that its talcum powder caused ovarian cancer suffered by a 62-year-old woman.

Woman seeks summary judgment in legal malpractice suit against deceased attorney Rex Carr

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 9, 2016

St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley scheduled a status conference for June 13 in a legal malpractice lawsuit alleging deceased attorney Rex Carr lost a medical malpractice case that he should have won for former client Lisa Comacho.

Kelley issues protective order to protect General Mills’ business in suit alleging gold tooth in biscuit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 9, 2016

St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley filed a protective order in a lawsuit alleging a man discovered someone’s gold tooth when he bit into a Pillsbury baked biscuit.

Gleeson denies plumber’s motion to dismiss for want of prosecution

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 9, 2016

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson denied a plumber’s motion to dismiss for want of prosecution in a lawsuit alleging he stated a fire while attempting to solder a wall cavity in the bathroom of a woman’s home.

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