U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) News

Let's hope atrazine lawsuits go away faster than asbestos

By Ed Murnane | Apr 18, 2010

While the Madison County asbestos meter continues to spin like some kind of hyper-active Las Vegas slot machine, there is a chance another one of the trial lawyer "get richer quicker" schemes from the "A" file may be handed a "get out of our court" card, which is similar to a "get out of jail free" card from Monopoly but much more significant.

Crowder denies defense venue spin-off in atrazine cases

By Amelia Flood | Apr 16, 2010

Crowder Seven named plaintiffs in a series of proposed class actions aimed at the makers of a common weed killer will remain in Madison County, a judge has ruled.

Crowder cancels atrazine hearings as she nears venue change ruling

By Amelia Flood | Apr 14, 2010

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder canceled a hearing set Wednesday in a series of proposed class action suits against the makers of a popular weed killer.

United Agri-Products files motion to dismiss atrazine class action

By Amelia Flood | Apr 12, 2010

Crowder Another defendant in a series of six proposed class actions over alleged water contamination by a popular weed killer has filed to dismiss.

Crowder to hear motion to dismiss atrazine class actions

By Amelia Flood | Apr 8, 2010

Tillery A defendant in one of a series of proposed Madison County class action suits over alleged water contamination by a common weed killer is moving to dismiss.

Illinois American added as plaintiff in Tillery's case against atrazine maker

By Ann Knef | Mar 25, 2010

Tillery Attorney Stephen Tillery has added several public water companies as plaintiffs in a proposed federal class action lawsuit against a leading maker of the herbicide atrazine.

Venue battle heats up in Madison County atrazine class actions

By Amelia Flood | Mar 12, 2010

Tillery Both parties in a series of proposed Madison County water contamination class actions have filed supporting materials in their struggle over venue.

Tillery drops several claims in atrazine suits; Crowder hears arguments on venue

By Amelia Flood | Feb 24, 2010

Tillery Attorney Stephen Tillery has voluntarily dropped several claims in six proposed Madison County class action lawsuits against the makers of atrazine, the most commonly used weed killer among corn growers.

Crowder to hear motions in atrazine class actions Tuesday

By Amelia Flood | Feb 17, 2010

Tillery Another day of motions is set in a series of proposed class actions over alleged water contamination caused by a popular weed killer.

Atrazine hearing turns into conference as attorneys work out discovery issues

By Amelia Flood | Feb 9, 2010

Crowder What was set to be a hearing on fiercely debated discovery issues in high stakes litigation turned into a conference Monday morning in the Madison County courthouse. In the end, the attorneys present worked out an order setting the tone for the next month.

Crowder settles atrazine discovery issues, sets February hearings

By Amelia Flood | Jan 26, 2010

Tillery Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has sided with attorney Stephen Tillery in his demand for documents from an Italian parent company in a series of proposed atrazine class actions.

Case settles as trial nears end in retaliatory discharge suit

By Amelia Flood | Jan 15, 2010

A Glen Carbon man's suit against his former employer for what he claims was his firing stemming from oil dumping in the Mississippi River settled Friday morning on the day the case likely would have gone to the jury.

Trial starts Tuesday after day-long voir dire in whistleblower suit

By Amelia Flood | Jan 13, 2010

Crowder Testimony got under way Tuesday in a whistleblower suit over alleged oil dumping in the Mississippi River.

Arguments continue over discovery issues in atrazine suits

By Amelia Flood | Jan 7, 2010

Tillery Despite snowy weather, Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder had a full house of attorneys as she held a motion day in six proposed class actions suits involving a popular weed killer, atrazine.

Trial opens Monday in whistleblower retaliatory discharge case

By Amelia Flood | Jan 6, 2010

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder is scheduled to open a trial of a retaliatory discharge case stemming from a man who alleges oil was spilled into the Mississippi River.

Crowder denies Syngenta as lead atrazine case; allows plaintiffs to be added

By Amelia Flood | Jan 6, 2010

Crowder Six proposed class action suits over water contamination allegedly caused by a popular weed killer will all proceed at the same time, according to an order signed by Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder.

12th lawsuit filed over Sauget contamination

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 28, 2009

Yet another group of Illinois residents who live in or near Sauget have filed a lawsuit over the release of various hazardous substances they claim have created a severe health risk and have contaminated their properties.

Crowder to hear atrazine motions in new year

By Amelia Flood | Dec 22, 2009

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder is scheduled to hear more motions in a series of proposed class action suits over water contamination stemming from a popular weed killer.

95 plaintiffs file suit over toxic exposure in Sauget

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 20, 2009

Yet another group of Illinois residents who live in or near Sauget have filed a lawsuit over the release of various hazardous substances they claim have created a severe health risk and have contaminated their properties.

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