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Cueto gives initial approval to CVS settlement; Lawyers get $950K, class members, $5.99

Amelia Flood Jul. 22, 2011, 11:33am

Cueto A 2008 class action filed over the effectiveness of a generic immune system supplement sold by CVS Pharmacies Inc. has settled and is one step closer to being over.

Holiday Shores files reply related to confidential PR manager's documents in Syngenta atrazine case

Amelia Flood Jul. 21, 2011, 10:00am

Tillery The lead plaintiff in one of a series of pending class actions filed against the makers of the weed killer atrazine has responded to arguments about First Amendment privileges invoked over documents related to public relations efforts.

Harrison denies non-party summons in prisoner's suit against Madison County Sheriff's Office

Amelia Flood Jul. 21, 2011, 8:00am

Hertz Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison II has declined to issue a summons to a non-party in a prisoner's lawsuit against Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz and his office in the days leading up to a hearing on a motion to dismiss.

Sara Buske admits she knew of pre-nuptial agreement in legal malpractice suit filed against divorce attorneys

Amelia Flood Jul. 21, 2011, 7:00am

Beasley Sara Buske has admitted that she knew about a pre-nuptial agreement in a legal malpractice case stemming from her 20087 divorce from former trucking maven Thomas Buske.

Ruth resets case management conference in Liberty Mutual class action

Amelia Flood Jul. 21, 2011, 7:00am

Ruth Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth has reset a case management conference in a 2004 class action filed against Liberty Mutual Insurance and Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance.

Bar owner responds to former attorney's defenses in legal malpractice case

Amelia Flood Jul. 21, 2011, 3:46am

Pranaitis Bar owner Gary Lutman has filed his denial of all of the affirmative defenses asserted by his former attorney John Walter Leskera in a legal malpractice suit Lutman filed against him earlier this year.

Callis to hold pre-trial in personal injury car vs. pedestrian suit next week

Amelia Flood Jul. 20, 2011, 9:36am

Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis is set to hold a pre-trial conference July 27 in a man's suit over injuries he allegedly suffered when his car was struck by a truck and trailer in Pontoon Beach and he was knocked to the ground while standing outside of it.

Hylla to hear motions in suit brought by former Mallon firm associate

Amelia Flood Jul. 20, 2011, 9:35am

Hylla Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla is scheduled to hear motions Friday in a suit brought against the former law firm run by deceased attorney Lance Mallon and his successors by a former firm associate who claims she wasn't properly paid for work she did during Mallon's illness.

No action since '09 in Locklear Electric faxed ads class action; Damages entry still pending in '08 case

Amelia Flood Jul. 20, 2011, 9:35am

There has been no action in two years in a 2009 class action filed by a Wood River electric company that has led a number of class actions over faxed advertisements.

Syngenta files motion to compel in Greenville federal atrazine class action

Amelia Flood Jul. 20, 2011, 2:44am

Reeg The defendant in a proposed federal class action over water contamination allegedly caused by the weed killer atrazine is asking the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to compel each plaintiff currently listed in the suit to answer discovery questions including questions related to damages and water testing results.

State's motion to dismiss or transfer discrimination suit filed against DNR in court Friday

Amelia Flood Jul. 19, 2011, 8:44am

Hylla Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla is set to hear arguments from the State of Illinois seeking to dismiss or transfer a discrimination suit filed against the state's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by an African American man who claims the department denied him a promotion due to his race.

Case management conference set in deaf woman's suit against QuikTrip

Amelia Flood Jul. 19, 2011, 8:43am

Ruth A case management conference is set in a personal injury suit filed against QuikTrip Corporation by a legally deaf woman whose previous suit over the same injury was dismissed twice.

Case management set in Visa gift cards class action

Amelia Flood Jul. 18, 2011, 10:19am

Goldenberg A case management conference is set in a proposed class action brought over decreases in the value of Visa gift cards.

Hylla set to hear couple's motion to compel in suit against Boy Scouts of America

Amelia Flood Jul. 18, 2011, 9:23am

Hylla Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla is set to hear arguments on a motion to compel filed by a couple suing the Lewis & Clark Council of the Boy Scouts of America over an accident at a Godfrey campground.

Defense files motion to compel in nurse's defamation of character suit against St. Anthony's Hospital, staffers

Amelia Flood Jul. 18, 2011, 9:22am

Ruth The defendants in a defamation of character suit filed last year by a former nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital against the hospital and a fellow nurse have filed a motion to compel.

Car accident suit set for trial Monday settles

Amelia Flood Jul. 18, 2011, 9:21am

Matoesian A Granite City accident case filed last year that was set for trial today has settled.

Case management set in Highland dairy's suit against Prairie Farms

Amelia Flood Jul. 18, 2011, 9:20am

Schoemaker A case management conference is set in a breach of contract suit filed against Prairie Farms Dairy Inc., by the owners of a Highland dairy who remain without an attorney.

Ruth to open wrongful death trial over man's heart attack death Monday

Amelia Flood Jul. 15, 2011, 9:32am

Unsell Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth is set to open the trial of a wrongful death case brought against a doctor, a medical practice, and Alton Memorial Hospital over a man's death from a heart issue.

Parties haggle over confidential documents in Syngenta atrazine case

Amelia Flood Jul. 15, 2011, 9:32am

Mudge The parties in a proposed state class action over alleged water contamination caused by atrazine haggled over the confidentiality of documents related to defendant Syngenta Crop Protection LLC's public relations efforts.

Leskera answers Lutman amended complaint in legal malpractice case

Amelia Flood Jul. 14, 2011, 8:12am

Pranaitis Collinsville attorney John Walter Leskera has answered the amended complaint in a legal malpractice suit brought against him by his former client bar owner, Gary Lutman.