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Prisoner must still pay court fees for dismissed lawsuit

Angela Underwood Apr. 21, 2017, 3:44pm

BENTON — A prisoner who saw his case against a medical center dismissed has been ordered to pay the suit filing fee from his prison trust.

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.

Former employee fails to provide evidence for reverse discrimination in case against assisted living facility

Tricia Erickson Apr. 17, 2017, 12:42pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently granted an assisted living facility's motion for a summary judgment in a “reverse” discrimination termination case.

Equifax, TransUnion charged with reporting on debt discharged in bankruptcy

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:48am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Belleville woman is suing Equifax Information Services LLC and TransUnion LLC, consumer reporting agencies, citing alleged unfair credit reporting.

New Baden resident accuses credit bureaus of false reporting, violating the FCRA

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:46am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A New Baden consumer is suing TransUnion LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and Synovus, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Madison County man alleges collection agency violated FDCPA over $33 debt

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:44am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Madison County man is suing The Receivable Management Services Corporation and four unnamed individuals with the debt collection firm, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Convergent Outsourcing allegedly attempted debt collection during bankruptcy case

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:41am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A man is suing Convergent Outsourcing Inc. and four unnamed individuals with the debt collection company, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

CSX accused of $3 million breach of contract by railway services company

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 12, 2017, 8:39am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A company providing railway services is suing CSX Transportation Inc., citing alleged failure to pay more than $3 million for completed work.

District Court grants summary judgment in case involving thousands of pages of FOIA requests

Dee Thompson Apr. 12, 2017, 8:36am

EAST ST. LOUIS — District Judge David R. Herndon has granted summary judgment to defendants in a case in which a former FDA employee submitted numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and other correspondence over a three-year period regarding a glucose monitoring system.

Summary judgment denied in case against doctor regarding pre-employment physical exam

Dawn Geske Apr. 12, 2017, 8:29am

BENTON — Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams has denied summary judgment in a case against a doctor who performed an alleged inappropriate pre-employment physical examination.

District Court sides with mortgage company in legal fee battle

David Hutton Apr. 12, 2017, 8:17am

BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has granted Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Co.’s request tor attorney’s fees and court costs.

Motions to exclude testimony by hunting experts denied by District Court

Kristin Regula Apr. 11, 2017, 9:31am

U.S. District Judge David Herndon has denied plaintiff and defense motions to exclude expert testimony in a personal injury suit against a tree stand manufacturer.

Woman sues Better Backers, employee over collision

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 4, 2017, 4:17pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Mt. Vernon resident is suing a motorist and his employer for allegedly causing a rear-end collision.

Credit reporting agencies violated FCRA in reporting old debt, consumer claims

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 31, 2017, 11:19am

EAST ST. LOUIS — An Illinois consumer is suing Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and TransUnion LLC, claiming the credit reporting agencies failed to observe her bankruptcy and reported on discharged debt.

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.

Motions to dismiss denied in aerial device case where electrical worker lost arm

Dawn Geske Mar. 30, 2017, 8:33am

Three motions to dismiss liability and negligence in a case involving a man who lost his arm using an aerial device in an electrical construction project have been rejected by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Twin brothers sue employer for alleged racial discrimination

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 28, 2017, 12:40pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — Twin brothers are suing Travel Centers of America for allegedly subjecting them to racial discrimination.

Technician files class action suit against auto repair shop alleging unpaid wages

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 28, 2017, 12:25pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A technician has filed a class-action lawsuit against an automotive repair shop for allegedly failing to compensate them for overtime work.

Rosenstengel denies plaintiff motion to sub regulatory expert for former FDA chief in upcoming Depakote trial

The Madison County Record Mar. 27, 2017, 7:55am

Former Food and Drug Administration director David Kessler can’t testify as an expert about regulation of seizure drug Depakote at a trial over birth defects, U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel ruled on March 17.

Equifax, TransUnion, Experian and First Progress Card accused of misleading credit reporting

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 26, 2017, 9:54am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A New Baden woman is suing Equifax Information Services LLC, TransUnion LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and First Progress Card, citing alleged inaccurate and misleading reporting of credit.