Seventh Circuit orders trucking company to pay $200K sanction in Cahokia pollution case

CHICAGO – Rogers Cartage must pay $200,000 for litigating a claim it had already settled over pollution in Cahokia, appellate judges of the Seventh Circuit decided. On July 27, they affirmed a sanction that former district judge Patrick Murphy imposed on the trucking company in 2013. Their decision apparently nailed down the last detail of litigation that the U.S. Read More »

Social worker alleges reinstatement denied due to illness

A public school social worker is suing her jurisdictional employer alleging disability discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract in 2014 when she was allegedly denied employment because of illness. Susan Bayer of Belleville filed a lawsuit July 13 in Madison County Circuit Court against Alton Community Unit School District #11, Vickie Breckel, and the Cahokia Unit School District #187 on charges of unlawful employment discrimination in November 2014. Read More »