New Lawsuits: Tuesday, Feb. 15

By Heather Anderson | Feb 15, 2005

Tuesday's Law Division filings:

Kevin J. Kearns, individually; and Kevin J. Kearns, as parent and next friend of Kilian Kearns, a minor v. Walter H. Wadeking
J-Byron; PA-William J. Mateyka

  • One Feb. 17, 2003, driver Kearns and son, Kilian Kearns, allege while traveling near the intersection of Nameoki Road and Johnson Road in Granite City, Wadeking collided with their vehicle. Kearns is seeking damages, individually, and for minor child, of at least $100,000 for injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
    05 L 156

    Tom Nance v. The Home Depot USA, Inc.
    J-Stack; PA-Ronald A. Roth
  • Nance claims he sustained injuries while a patron at Glen Carbon’s Home Depot store on April 24, 2003. Nance claims the store improperly stacked merchandise and failed to provide safe conditions for patrons. Nance is seeking damages of at least $50,000 for injuries, loss of earning capacity, and pain and anguish.
    05 L 157

    Kenneth Pohlman v. Barbara Wallace
    J-Matoesian; PA-Joseph E. Hoefert
  • Pohlman alleges that on May 26, 2004, Wallace failed to stop at a red light and collided into his vehicle on West College Avenue in Alton. Pohlman is seeking damages of at least $50,000 for injuries and medical expenses.
    05 L 159

    Barbara E. Moore v. Robin D. Floyd
    J-Kardis; PA-Lanny H. Darr
  • On Nov. 6, 2004, Moore claims that Floyd negligently collided into her vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and Hillcrest Avenue in Alton. Moore is seeking a judgment of at least $50,000 for various injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages.
    05 L 160

    Pointe East Physical Rehab et.al. v. Argonaut Great Central Insurance Company et.al
    Class Action Complaint; PA-Bradley Lakin
  • Pointe East alleges Argonaut deceptively entered into PPO organizations with plaintiffs for the purpose of increasing the volume of auto accident and workers' compensation insureds seeking services from them through referrals, steerage and channeling. Pointe East seeks a judgment in damages not to exceed $75,000, plus all costs, and further compensation as the Court sees fit.
    05 L 161

    Frank Bemis, D.C. et.al v. Federated Mutual Insurance Company
    Class Action Complaint; PA-Bradley Lakin
  • Bemis alleges Federated improperly applied Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) discounts, withheld payment for valid insurance claims and unfairly profited by their schemes. Bemis seeks a judgment in damages not to exceed $75,000, plus all costs, and further compensation as the Court sees fit.
    05 L 162

    Richard C. Coy, D.C., et.al. v. Crawford & CO
    Class Action Complaint; PA-Bradley Lakin
  • Coy alleges Crawford manipulated computer codes to reduce payouts by incorporating secret treatment guidelines into the system as purportedly not necessary. He also claims that Crawford unfairly reduced payments claiming a PPO benefit without referring more customers.
    05 L 163

    Frank Bemis, D.C. et.al v. EMC Property and Casualty et.al
    Class Action Complaint; PA-Bradley Lakin
  • Bemis alleges EMC improperly applied Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) discounts, withheld payment for valid insurance claims and unfairly profited by their schemes. Bemis seeks a judgment in damages not to exceed $75,000, plus all costs, and further compensation as the Court sees fit.
    05 L 164

    Frank Bemis, D.C. et.al v. Pekin Insurance Company
    Class Action Complaint; PA-Bradley Lakin
  • Bemis alleges Pekin improperly applied Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) discounts, withheld payment for valid insurance claims and unfairly profited by their schemes. Bemis seeks a judgment in damages not to exceed $75,000, plus all costs, and further compensation as the Court sees fit.
    05 L 165

    Marshall Hearn v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    J-Moran; PA-Jeffery Millar
  • Hearn alleges State Farm misrepresented the terms and language of his insurance policy when it failed to pay in full under his under-insured motor vehicle coverage. Hearn is seeking to collect at least $50,000 in damages plus all costs and legal fees.
    05 L 166

    Pointe East Physical Rehab et.al. v. General Casualty Insurance Company et.al
    Class Action Complaint; PA-Bradley Lakin
  • Pointe East alleges General deceptively entered into PPO organizations with plaintiffs for the purpose of increasing the volume of auto accident and workers' compensation insureds seeking services from them through referrals, steerage and channeling. Pointe East seeks a judgment in damages not to exceed $75,000, plus all costs, and further compensation as the Court sees fit.
    05 L 167

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