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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.