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Adoptive parents sue legal team, agency for $35M

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 11, 2005, 11:18pm

Claiming they lost the society of their daughter during the four first critical weeks of her life, the adoptive parents of Janissa Rockstad are suing their former legal team and an adoption agency for $35 million claiming they botched the adoption and wrongfully accused them of abusing their infant.

Tuesday April 19

The Madison County Record Apr. 11, 2005, 7:00pm

9 a.m.

Buske Lines named in contract scheme

Ann Knef Apr. 11, 2005, 12:31pm

A Granite City trucking and warehousing firm, Buske Lines, is accused of providing lavish gifts to a corporate executive in exchange for “rigged” trucking contracts, according to a civil lawsuit filed in Racine County Circuit Court, Wisc. last year.

New Lawsuits: Friday, April 8

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 11, 2005, 8:23am

Monday April 18

The Madison County Record Apr. 11, 2005, 4:12am

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Opportunity knocks

The Madison County Record Apr. 10, 2005, 5:22am

Bilbrey If you catch your Metro East trial lawyer son rustling through your medicine cabinet this weekend don’t fret. He's only looking for Bextra.

Time to use that bully pulpit, Governor

The Madison County Record Apr. 10, 2005, 3:31am

Hey Governor, remember us?

April 11-15

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 8, 2005, 8:25pm

ADM

FELA suits filed in Madison County

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 8, 2005, 7:11am

Two railroad workers filed separate Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA) lawsuits April 7 in Madison County Circuit Court seeking damages for injuries they sustained while working on the railroad.

Passenger files suit against boat driver

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 8, 2005, 6:34am

Cathy Paisley filed a personal injury suit against Brad Maher in Madison County Circuit Court April 7 seeking to collect at least $50,000 in damages from injuries she sustained in a boating accident.

Washington Park hotel owners sued for fire

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 7, 2005, 12:12pm

Owners of the Washington Park Econo Inn, where a fire claimed two lives on March 27, were sued by the estates of Carlos Glispie and Katrice Carraway, who was three months pregnant.

High speed chase leads to another suit against Alton PD

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 7, 2005, 12:01pm

The Alton Police Department is once again faced with civil action after a high-speed chase ended up causing severe injuries for an innocent bystander.

New Vioxx suit targets Merck and four pharmacies

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 7, 2005, 12:01pm

Jeffery Lowe Claiming that Vioxx led to the demise of their health, six Illinois residents filed suit against Merck & Co.--maker of the arthritis pain reliever--and the pharmacies where they purchased the medicine.

Owens Glass workers claim exposure made them sick

Ann Knef Apr. 7, 2005, 11:38am

Ted Gianaris of SimmonsCooper Five employees of Owens Brockway Glass Container in Godfrey filed 12-count, $600,000 suits against their employer and Castrol Inc. claiming they were sickened from exposure to Syntilo 9918 and other “metal working fluids.”

New Lawsuits: Thursday, April 7

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 7, 2005, 11:13am

Fresh from the courthouse:

Friday April 15

The Madison County Record Apr. 7, 2005, 8:41am

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Attorney wins mayor's race in spite of trial prep time out

Ann Knef Apr. 7, 2005, 8:19am

Robert Jackstadt, Glen Carbon mayor-elect Glen Carbon mayor-elect Robert Jackstadt, who trounced incumbent opponent Ben Maliszewski 71-29 percent in Tuesday’s municipal election, attributes his victory to an army of volunteers.

New Lawsuits: Wednesday, April 6

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 7, 2005, 8:12am

Fresh from the courthouse:

Peach's cases in court on April 15

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 7, 2005, 7:43am

CIM Insurance of Southfield, Mich. will be in court April 15 to argue its motion to dismiss a class action complaint in front of Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron. Represented by Stephen Mudge of Reed, Armstrong, Gorman, Mudge and Morrissey of Edwardsville, CIM is accused of violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.

Street Q&A: How does the St. Louis Final Four experience compare with other great sports moments?

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 7, 2005, 4:52am

Record reporter Steve Gonzalez crossed the river into downtown St. Louis, asking sports fans how the NCAA Final Four experience compared with other great sports moments.