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State officials settle coal mine subsidence insurance class action

The Madison County Record Aug. 25, 2015, 8:36am

State officials who insure properties at risk of subsiding into coal mines settled a class action over premiums after Darrell Cates, spouse of appellate judge Judy Cates, withdrew as lead plaintiff. The Illinois Mine Insurance Subsidence Fund resolved the dispute in July, after Cates’s lawyers found substitute plaintiffs. Settlement documents gave credit to former St. Clair County circuit judge Lloyd Cueto for successful mediation.