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New Lawsuits: Tuesday, Feb. 1

Heather Anderson Feb. 2, 2005, 6:07am

Fresh from the courthouse:

Fall from plastic chair prompts $50k suit

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 2, 2005, 2:18am

Vincent Andrzejewski filed suit Jan. 31 against Sandra LaMantia and the defunct restaurant and sporting venue, Inside Out 12, because he broke his arm after the plastic chair he was sitting on collapsed.

Dancer sues for slippery floor

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 2, 2005, 2:17am

When Craig Keeney took his companion for a spin on the dance floor at the Hiway House in Godfrey, his next move was not smooth.

Customer sues US Bank for greasy, moist film on ceramic tile

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 2, 2005, 2:17am

Brian Garrett of East Alton filed a lawsuit seeking at least $50,000 in damages against US Bank at Bethalto Airport for injuries he sustained in a fall in the bank's foyer.

Sons take stepmom and insurance company to court

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 2, 2005, 2:15am

Zachary, Elias and Jacob Friederich of St. Louis filed a lawsuit against Anne Bailey of Edwardsville alleging their step-mother deprived them access to their dying father and cut them out of his will.

Glucose monitors targeted in Madison County class action

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 1, 2005, 2:44pm

Michael Miller of New Douglas and W.C. Cole of East St. Louis filed a class action lawsuit Feb. 1 in Madison County Circuit Court against the manufacturers of blood glucose monitors claiming a product defect poses a serious health risk.

Q&A: Have you ever tried to get out of jury duty?

Heather Anderson Feb. 1, 2005, 12:48pm

Rich Norton A Madison County reporter recently asked folks on Main Street in Edwardsville: Have you ever tried to get out of jury duty?

Med mal issue takes center stage in Springfield

Ann Knef Feb. 1, 2005, 7:25am

Whether the Democratic-controlled state legislature takes heed or not, medical liability reform proponents are prepared to go the distance this legislative session.

Housing authority and county sued by tenant

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 1, 2005, 7:22am

Jeffrey McQuaid, who lived in government-funded housing in East Alton, is suing those who provided his shelter for at least $200,000 claiming he was seriously injured upon slipping and falling on an ice patch.

Violators of information requests could get fined

Ann Knef Feb. 1, 2005, 4:20am

State Rep. Paul Froehlich Public workers who stall or blow off Freedom of Information requests will no longer get off scot free under a proposed state law.

One Beacon seeks to collect

Steve Gonzalez Jan. 31, 2005, 2:28pm

One Beacon Insurance Company filed suit on behalf of Greg and Pam Wright of Collinsville against Bel-O Cooling & Heating of O’Fallon and Edwardsville Electric of Edwardsville Jan. 31 seeking damages the Wrights suffered in a house fire in 2001.

New Lawsuits: Monday, Jan. 31

Heather Anderson Jan. 31, 2005, 12:17pm

This Just In…

Inmate files suit against attorney Hildebrand

Steve Gonzalez Jan. 31, 2005, 11:14am

A man who was sentenced to 38 years in prison for armed violence, arson, fraud and theft claims he was manipulated by his attorney into entering a guilty plea even though he really was innocent of arson.

Stack's dismissal of 25 asbestos case resonates

Steve Gonzalez Jan. 31, 2005, 11:03am

Circuit Judge Daniel Stack A precedent-setting decision in Madison County's nationally renowned asbestos docket last October--where a Louisiana man's claim for damages was dismissed for improper venue--continues to resonate.

Miller, Michael vs. Hypoguard USA Inc.

The Madison County Record Jan. 31, 2005, 3:00am

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New Lawsuits: Friday, Jan. 28

Heather Anderson Jan. 30, 2005, 7:26pm

Friday's Law Division filings

On the Down low

The Madison County Record Jan. 30, 2005, 10:45am

Presiding last week over a notorious case in a notorious place, Madison County Judge Phillip J. Kardis took time to praise one lawyer for his “tremendous efforts” while assailing another for talking with the media.

Reflections in a Golden Eye

John J. Hopkins Jan. 30, 2005, 9:46am

I have now been a Madison County Record columnist for three months--five columns. Not giving up the day job just yet.

Asbestos bill is on right track

The Madison County Record Jan. 30, 2005, 5:45am

Need proof that class-action lawsuits have run amok?

Asbestos trust fund hurts victims

The Madison County Record Jan. 30, 2005, 5:16am

I would like to comment on the article written by Lisa Rickard on January 17, 2005, which comes from a perspective that the victims in the asbestos cases are the corporations and the insurers.