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Cahokia nursing home named in SCC court action

By Ann Knef | May 16, 2005

River Bluffs of Cahokia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is being sued for negligence by the estate of Nancy Maston, who died Feb. 9, 2004.

Construction worker sues for skin conditions

By Ann Knef | May 16, 2005

Construction worker Kenneth Fields is suing Jay Henges Enterprises Inc. for spraying a “certain material” which caused him to suffer from folliculitis, dermatitis, malaria rubra and purig nodularis.

In the Big Apple

By The Madison County Record | May 15, 2005

Cooper Dicta’s Gotham correspondent reports that the baddest firm in little East Alton is taking a shot at the Big Apple.

Suing everybody, in Illinois

By The Madison County Record | May 15, 2005

Why does Illinois need tort reform? Look no further than the web site of Chicago law firm McGowan & Hull (www.mcgowan-hull.com).

Madison County's smallest class doesn't have to answer to defense

By Steve Korris | May 13, 2005

Judge Kardis Of the hundreds of pending class action lawsuits in Madison County Circuit Court, the 70-or-so members of the smallest class of plaintiffs do not have to answer defense questions, Circuit Judge Phillip Kardis has ruled in Wilgus v. Cybersource.

House kills med mal sex amendment

By Ann Knef | May 12, 2005

Mike Bost (R-Carbondale) Attempts to water down a medical malpractice reform bill were plugged on the State House floor Thursday after a second day of challenge to a bill that would cap non-economic damages at $250,000 for physicians and $500,000 for hospitals.

Barge worker files suit for hand injury

By Steve Gonzalez | May 12, 2005

Jeffrey Lewis Harris filed a Jones Act lawsuit against Granite City-based Lewis & Clark Marine May 11 in Madison County Circuit Court seeking damages for a hand injury he sustained working on the M/V Karen Michelle.

Carbondale man sentenced on drug charges

By Steve Gonzalez | May 12, 2005

Poncevenus Stokes, also known as “Boogie,” 33, of Carbondale, was sentenced May 9 in U.S. District Court in Benton, according to Ronald J. Tenpas, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Ashley Peach drops Fashion Bug suit

By Steve Korris | May 12, 2005

Ashley Peach of Granite City, who filed class action suits against three stores for refusing to give change on gift card purchases, has dropped one of the suits.

Trackman files FELA suit against Norfolk

By Steve Gonzalez | May 12, 2005

Crow Nelson filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act suit May 6 in Madison County Circuit Court against Norfolk Southern Railway alleging that he was injured while working as a trackman and machine operator.

Pedestrian sues bars and liquor store, not driver, for accident

By Steve Gonzalez | May 12, 2005

Springfield resident Rodney Hale filed a six-count lawsuit against three area bars and their respective owners in Madison County Circuit Court May 11 seeking damages stemming from a May 16, 2004, car accident in which he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the road.

K-Mart's motion to dismiss class action in court May 20

By Steve Gonzalez | May 12, 2005

Lou Bonacorsi A class action lawsuit over a 52-cent discrepancy will be in court Friday, May 20 on a motion to dismiss.

Wrongful death suit names Granite City doctor

By Steve Gonzalez | May 12, 2005

Carolina Goodman filed a $200,000 wrongful death lawsuit against her late husband's doctor in Madison County Circuit Court May 6 because he failed to order an angiogram and properly treat a deficiency of blood circulation to his intestinal system.

Texas railroad worker seeks relief by suing in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | May 11, 2005

A Bell County, Texas railroad engineer wants a Madison County jury to apply Texas law and award him at least $50,000 for injuries he sustained while on the job. He worked in Texas.

Kenneth Hall Hospital and doctor sued in St. Clair County

By Steve Gonzalez | May 11, 2005

An East St. Louis woman filed a medical malpractice suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court May 6 seeking a “fair and just award” in excess of $100,000 from her doctor and Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital.

Diamond marketer De Beers defaults in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | May 11, 2005

Madison County Circuit Judge George Moran Jr. Madison County Circuit Judge George Moran Jr. entered a default judgment order against diamond giants De Beers Centenary A.G. and DB Investments May 3 after the duo failed to respond to a class action lawsuit filed against them by Emert and Katie Null of Madison County.

Grantsburg woman pleads guilty to meth charges

By The Madison County Record | May 10, 2005

Kim Robinson, 36, of Grantsburg, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount methamphetamine in U.S. District Court in Benton on May 10.

Testimony challenged in Madison County's first asbestos trial in two years

By Steve Gonzalez | May 10, 2005

Jeffrey Hebrank In the third day of Madison County's first asbestos trial in two years, an expert from Tulane University testified that he believes chrysotile asbestos causes mesothelioma.

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