Fresh from the courthouse:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rich Norton A Madison County reporter recently asked folks on Main Street in Edwardsville: Have you ever tried to get out of jury duty?
Whether the Democratic-controlled state legislature takes heed or not, medical liability reform proponents are prepared to go the distance this legislative session.
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.
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 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.
This Just In…
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.
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.
Friday's Law Division filings
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.
I have now been a Madison County Record columnist for three months--five columns. Not giving up the day job just yet.
Need proof that class-action lawsuits have run amok?
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.