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Student reaches settlement with Lindenwood University in suit alleging he fell from dorm bed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 21, 2017, 12:14am

A student’s lawsuit against Lindenwood University alleging he was injured when he fell from a bunk bed in his dorm room has been dismissed after the parties reached an undisclosed settlement.

St. Clair County responds to residents' motion to strike bid rigging suit; Parties seek to extend August trial date

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:24pm

St. Clair County and former treasurer Charles Suarez filed a response to several residents’ motion to strike their reply supporting summary judgment, claiming that their reply sufficiently argues “exceptional circumstances” to file the reply in a suit alleging they participated in a bid rigging scheme.

Notice of impending dismissal filed in nurse's suit alleging termination following breast cancer

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 20, 2017, 9:03pm

Notice of impending dismissal was given in a nurse’s discrimination suit alleging she was wrongfully terminated after she took leave for breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer.

Jurors award $15 million over birth defects due to mother's Depakote use

Ann Maher Jun. 9, 2017, 3:02pm

A federal court jury has awarded $15 million to a mother whose son was born with spina bifida due to her use of Depakote while pregnant.

Former judge Murphy called up in Tillery’s suit against economists involving minor league baseball class action

The Madison County Record Jun. 7, 2017, 7:13am

BENTON – Stephen Tillery has retained former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy to pursue a claim that failure of a research contractor jeopardized a possible class action among minor league baseball players.

Student loan servicer says proposed class action 'piggybacked' on similar suits alleging borrowers were steered into costly repayment programs

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 31, 2017, 1:02am

A student loan servicer seeks to dismiss a proposed class action claiming financially stressed borrowers were steered into costly repayment programs, arguing that the suit “piggybacked” on two similar lawsuits against Navient.

TCPA settlement that would have awarded lawyers four times the class shredded by Yandle

The Madison County Record May 30, 2017, 5:17pm

BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle shredded a settlement of a class action against Sterling Management Systems, finding it would have awarded class counsel almost four times as much as the class.

Judge denies class motion in unsolicited-fax suit against Sterling Management Systems

Mike Helenthal May 30, 2017, 11:43am

BENTON — A motion for the final approval of a class-action suit filed against Sterling Management Systems for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act has been denied by an Illinois federal court judge.

Tax buyers seek summary judgment in St. Clair County bid-rigging suit; Residents file individual oppositions

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 24, 2017, 3:16pm

St. Clair County residents alleging several tax buyers participated in a bid-rigging conspiracy filed oppositions to the defendants’ motions for summary judgment.

Settlement in suit against U.S. over recycling worker’s mortar shell death awaits DOJ approval

The Madison County Record May 24, 2017, 8:04am

BENTON - Top Justice Department officials haven’t approved a settlement that lawyer Tom Keefe and U.S. attorney Donald Boyce drafted last year in a wrongful death suit against the government.

Patient alleges mesh used for hernia repair is defective

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 8:58pm

A patient is suing the manufacturers of a mesh intended for hernia repair after it allegedly caused damages and must be removed.

Pipeline companies seek to dismiss class action alleging contamination from 2015 Highland oil spill

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 7:54pm

Two pipeline companies seek to dismiss a suit alleging they contaminated land near Highland following a 2015 oil spill where 100 barrels of crude oil were allegedly accidentally released.

Domino’s Pizza requests stay in delivery driver’s class action pending SC decision, says arbitration is proper

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 7:14pm

The owner of Domino’s Pizza argues that arbitration is proper in a delivery driver’s class action seeking compensation for vehicle expenses

Former residents allege Granite City issued citations for keeping chickens on property, which ‘hold profound religious significance’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 6:59pm

A family who formerly had property in Granite City are suing the city and several officials for allegedly harassing them for keeping chickens on their property in accordance to their religious beliefs.

Attorney seeks to withdraw from law student’s suit alleging wrongful expulsion

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 5:37pm

The attorney representing a former Southern Illinois University student seeks to withdraw as counsel for “irreconcilable differences” in a suit alleging the student was wrongfully expelled from law school.

Family reaches settlement with Cracker Barrel in suit alleging son lacerated fingers from fallen newspaper stand

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 23, 2017, 11:56am

A family has settled its lawsuit alleging their three-year-old son lost two fingers when a newspaper stand fell on him outside a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

Cahokia man who alleged mistreatment by police sees counts dismissed, has one more chance to amend complaint

Tabitha Fleming May 13, 2017, 9:28am

A Cahokia man will get one more chance to amend and file motions alleging his rights were violated by law enforcement in a lawsuit pending in federal court in East St. Louis.

Herndon denies review of order dismissing fraud claims against guardrail maker Trinity Industries

The Madison County Record May 10, 2017, 10:46am

EAST ST. LOUIS – On behalf of St. Clair County taxpayers, class action lawyer David Cates may have insulted U.S. District Judge David Herndon and gained nothing from it.

District Court dismisses suit against Schnuck Markets in data-breach case

Tricia Erickson May 5, 2017, 8:46am

A district court has dismissed a data breach suit against grocer Schnuck Markets brought by financial institutions.

Hearing set for proposed settlement in class action against Applebee's over 'back-of-house' work

David Hutton May 2, 2017, 7:53pm

Employees filed a lawsuit alleging that that 26 Applebee's locations in southern Illinois failed to properly compensate them for their work.