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District Court judge throws out nine claims against maker of drug Depakote due to Indiana statute of repose

Melissa Busch Apr. 24, 2017, 3:33pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has dismissed the claims of nine plaintiffs in Multi-District Litigation against the makers of the anti-epilepsy drug Depakote which allegedly causes serious birth defects in children.

Rosenstengel denies former deck crew's request to declare what constitutes a thunderstorm

Melissa Busch Apr. 18, 2017, 9:23am

BENTON, Il. – An Illinois federal court denied a request by a former crew member, who claims he was injured while working on a boat during severe weather conditions, for the court to attest to what constitutes a thunderstorm.

WalletHub says Illinois has highest state and local tax burden; Voters seem to be feeling pinch

Melissa Busch Apr. 11, 2017, 4:30pm

Illinois has the highest state and local tax burden in the country, according to a recent report by a personal finance website.

Outgoing O'Fallon mayor hopes voters choose business-friendly candidate as successor

Melissa Busch Mar. 31, 2017, 11:55am

O’FALLON — The other day, a young man turned to O’Fallon mayor Gary Graham and said, “You are the only mayor I have ever known.”

Court upholds age discrimination and retaliation claims against BeDell Center

Melissa Busch Mar. 31, 2017, 10:50am

U.S. District Judge David Herndon has upheld age discrimination and common law retaliation claims brought by a former employee at a facility that provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Gilster-Mary Corp. ordered to pay half of attorney fees in liability case

Melissa Busch Mar. 17, 2017, 8:08am

EAST ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois ordered Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. (GML) to pay half of the attorney’s fees and costs to plaintiff BNSF Railway Co., following a dispute in a liability case.