BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle, who stayed a pollution suit against 3,500 defendants so plaintiffs could streamline it, found they used her authority to their advantage instead.
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The former owner of a Madison County oil refinery will pay $10 million to help the cleanup of the facility it vacated in 1988.
Madison County saw 11 civil jury trials go all the way to verdict in 2015 with Madison County juries awarding a total of $830,028 this year in four of those cases.Of those jury verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs, two of those cases were personal injury lawsuits arising out of car accidents. The other two cases alleged wrongful termination and fraud. Of the 11 jury verdicts, seven cases ended in defense verdicts. Seven cases were law cases and four were arbitration cases that could not reach agr
Jurors awarded a former truck driver $785,000 in a case alleging he was terminated for retaliatory discharge after reporting his employer for allegedly inappropriately dumping toxic substances.
Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth is presiding over a trial this week in a case alleging a man was terminated from Midwest Sanitary Service after he reported his employer for allegedly inappropriately dumping toxic substances.
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.
Madison County claims it has immunity in a lawsuit alleging a woman and her baby fell into a manhole
Madison County alleges immunity and seeks to dismiss a mother’s lawsuit claiming she and her baby were injured when she fell into a manhole. Shelia DeBoise filed the May 8 lawsuit against Madison County, the City of Madison, its Department of Public Works, Venice Township, Metro East Sanitary District, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Manuel Foschiatti and some unnamed owners. According to the complaint, DeBoise claims she stepped on a manhole cover on Foschiatti’s property on May 11,
CHICAGO - Two Illinois limousine companies are seeking more than $5 million from one of the state’s largest manufacturers, claiming it used deceptive practices to sell them defective engines.
The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in on a Madison County school district’s dispute with an area refinery and the state’s Pollution Control Board.
Druley An environmental contamination complaint over horse manure and trash dumped on land purchased for the development of a St. Clair County subdivision has spurred an insurance coverage dispute in federal court.
Tillery Madison County lawsuits against makers of the weed killer atrazine have survived motions to dismiss, petitions for review and a PR campaign that sought to rely on the court's "Hellhole" reputation.