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Preliminary settlement reached in class action between Roxana residents, Shell Oil

John Revak Aug. 21, 2017, 9:11am

EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently issued a preliminary order of approval for the settlement of a class action lawsuit between residents of Roxana and Shell Oil Co.

Court remands case against Bayer over alleged Essure damages back to Madison County

Chandra Lye Aug. 21, 2017, 9:04am

BENTON – A district court in Illinois has granted a plaintiff’s request that a lawsuit against drug giant Bayer be remanded back to Madison County Circuit Court.

Fired Intergovernmental Grants Department worker ordered to amend complaint in St. Clair County suit

Glenn Minnis Aug. 21, 2017, 8:53am

EAST ST. LOUIS – A fired St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department worker has until Aug. 24 to amend her complaint pending in federal court in East St. Louis.

Seventh Circuit: Plaintiff should ‘count himself lucky’ not to be sanctioned after filing same suit twice

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 16, 2017, 11:05am

Seventh Circuit appellate judges affirmed the district court’s order dismissing a breach of contract suit on jurisdictional grounds for the second time after the plaintiff appeared to add a new Illinois defendant in an effort to defeat removal and dismissal.

State Farm brief disputes federal jurisdiction in $10 billion RICO claim

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2017, 7:46am

EAST ST. LOUIS – Plaintiffs who claim State Farm rigged the election of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier in 2004 don’t match a precedent that would qualify their claim for U.S. district court, according to State Farm.

Tamaroa man alleges ankle injury not properly diagnosed

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 14, 2017, 5:17pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Tamaroa man alleges his medical condition was not properly diagnosed or treated.

Plaintiff's motion denied in Kmart, Medicare false claims case

John Sammon Aug. 11, 2017, 7:47am

EAST ST. LOUIS – A move by plaintiff James Garbe to compel the production of retail giant Kmart's privileged attorney-client communications in a False Claims Act (FCA) case has been denied.

White County township and highway commissioner accused of trespassing

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 11, 2017, 7:44am

EAST ST. LOUIS – The federal government is accusing the Township of Emma in White County and a township official of unlawfully destroying a gate to gain unauthorized access to federal property.

Louisiana woman alleges brain injury as result of negligent medical treatment

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 11, 2017, 7:42am

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Louisiana couple alleges the wife was injured by the negligent acts of two physicians.

Pradaxa makers sued over alleged excessive bleeding; Similar claims settled for $650M in 2014

Noddy A. Fernandez Aug. 11, 2017, 7:41am

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Mississippi woman alleges that a prescription drug caused her to develop bleeding that required hospitalization.

Railroad employee alleges back injuries from decades of work

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 11, 2017, 7:34am

EAST ST. LOUIS – A signalman alleges decades of work with a railway company has injured his back and rendered him disabled.

Travelers Casualty and Surety alleges Godfrey corporation failed to provide indemnity

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 11, 2017, 7:32am

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Godfrey corporation and two individuals are accused of failing to provide indemnity per the terms of their agreement with a surety company.

Judge denies motion to dismiss overtime pay lawsuit against Backstreet Entertainment, counterclaim

Pam Wright Aug. 8, 2017, 12:37pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by employees of GLH Capital Enterprise, M.L.K. Enterprises and Backstreet Entertainment, who allege that they were not paid overtime.

Federal court denies Altamont dairy farmers' motion to dismiss foreclosure case

Dee Thompson Aug. 7, 2017, 7:33am

BENTON – Dairy farmers claiming the government is not entitled to foreclose on their Altamont farm because of foreclosure proceedings started a decade ago have lost their motion to dismiss.

Man alleges injuries from dog attack at Alton business

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 3, 2017, 1:39pm

BENTON – A St. Louis man has filed suit against an Alton business after its dog allegedly attacked him.

Liberty Power Holdings accused of making unlawful telemarketing calls

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 3, 2017, 1:36pm

BENTON – A consumer claims a retail electricity company has contacted him with unwanted telemarketing calls in a proposed class action.

Corcoran Consulting alleges Florida company unlawfully uses confidential information

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 3, 2017, 1:34pm

BENTON – Two St. Clair County businesses allege that a Florida company and several individuals are unlawfully using confidential information.

District judge rules there is no attorney-client privilege when third party is present

Dee Thompson Aug. 1, 2017, 9:44pm

BENTON - Magistrate Judge Reona Daly held that a woman suing Fare Foods for alleged sexual harassment waived attorney-client privilege during her first meeting with attorney Kevin Kaufhold because her mother was present. 

Dollar General granted summary judgment in contract dispute with City of Mounds

Chandra Lye Aug. 1, 2017, 8:51pm

EAST ST. LOUIS - District Judge Phil Gilbert granted summary judgment for Westmore Equities in a suit alleging it had a legally binding contract with the City of Mounds to develop a Dollar General store in the area. 

Wrongful termination lawsuit remanded to Madison County

Pam Wright Jul. 31, 2017, 6:56pm

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has remanded a complaint filed by a Louisiana man who alleges he was wrongfully terminated following an accident.