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Judge Ruth denied Phillips 66’s motion to dismiss suit alleging contaminated property

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 11, 2016, 1:11pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied several Phillips 66 defendants’ motion to dismiss a man’s suit alleging the companies contaminated his property.

Companies seek to dismiss contamination lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction, exceeding statute of limitations

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 30, 2016, 10:50am

Companies accused of contaminating a man’s property seek to dismiss the suit for exceeding the statute of limitations and lack of jurisdiction.

Man seeks $2 million over alleged injury while working aboard vessel

Molly English-Bowers Feb. 19, 2016, 7:22pm

BENTON – A Missouri man is suing over injuries he allegedly experienced while working aboard a vessel in the Ohio and Cumberland rivers.

St. Clair County structured settlement cases moved to federal court in Chicago

The Madison County Record Sep. 1, 2015, 6:56am

Two class actions that David Cates of Swansea filed for a Chicago man in St. Clair County have wound up in federal court at Chicago, and a third awaits a decision on jurisdiction. U.S.

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.