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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.

Crowder expresses 'problem' with cause of action in atrazine suits

By Amelia Flood | Dec 14, 2009

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder summed up the central problem with a series of proposed class actions suits involving alleged water contamination by a common weed killer.

Crowder to hear motions Monday in atrazine suits

By Amelia Flood | Dec 8, 2009

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder is set to hear motions in a series of cases filed over alleged water contamination involving a popular weed killer.

Defendants move to designate lead in atrazine lawsuits

By Amelia Flood | Dec 2, 2009

If Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder grants their motion, defendants in a series of pending suits over a common weed killer will have a new leader, in the form of Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. and its attorneys.

Crowder clarifies position in denying atrazine protective order

By Amelia Flood | Nov 30, 2009

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has made her reasons clearer for denying a protective order to defendants in a series of class action suits against atrazine makers by signing an order clarifying them.

Crowder allows atrazine amended complaint to go ahead, adds new chemicals to the mix

By Amelia Flood | Nov 23, 2009

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has given attorney Stephen Tillery the go-ahead to amend and expand his class action complaints against makers of the most commonly used herbicide among corn growers.

Death by a thousand studies

By The Madison County Record | Nov 15, 2009

October was a good month for Stephen Tillery.

Crowder takes under advisement Tillery's motion to grow atrazine suits

By Amelia Flood | Oct 29, 2009

Reeg Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder said she would take under advisement a motion by attorney Stephen Tillery to amend his complaint against makers of the herbicide atrazine to add 66 new class members.

Ninth suit filed against chemical companies by Sauget residents

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 27, 2009

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

Survey: Corporate litigation to increase

By Chris Rizo | Oct 15, 2009

Dillard NEW YORK - Corporate litigation is widely expected to continue to increase over the next year, a poll of corporate counsel indicates.

Eighth suit filed against Monsanto, others over health and property issues

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 6, 2009

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

Another Sauget group claims hazardous substances caused health problems

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 1, 2009

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

Madison County atrazine suits challenge U.S. EPA standard

By Steve Korris | Sep 17, 2009

Tillery Either the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency measures the health risk in weed killer atrazine or Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder does.

Corn can't grow in the courtroom

By The Madison County Record | Sep 6, 2009

If agricultural chemical companies can come up with products that get rid of weeds, why can't they invent one to get rid of parasitical lawyers?

Tillery could add more sanitation districts to atrazine suits

By Amelia Flood | Sep 1, 2009

Tillery Class action attorney Stephen Tillery said that up to 100 more Illinois sanitation districts could be interested in joining his six Madison County class action atrazine lawsuits.

Feds, Madigan sue Midwest Generation over coal-fired plants

By Chris Rizo | Aug 27, 2009

Madigan SPRINGFIELD - Federal officials on Thursday filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Illinois attorney general and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that a company that runs six coal-fired power plants in the state is flouting federal air pollution laws.

Brownfield to greenfield: Trees do the work in BP refinery remediation project

By Ann Knef | Aug 20, 2009

Trees have been planted on BP refinery property in a phytoremediation project. A cost-effective, energy efficient remediation project on Wood River refinery property is relying on nature to clean up chemical compounds and petroleum in soils and groundwater.

Sauget residents file sixth PCB lawsuit

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 3, 2009

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

Two more Sauget groups sue Pharmacia, Pfizer, Monsanto, Cerro, Solutia

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 8, 2009

Two more groups of Illinois residents who live in or near Sauget have filed two separate lawsuits within one week of each other over the release of various hazardous substances they claim have created a severe health risk and have contaminated their properties.

Third group of Sauget residents sue chemical giants

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 18, 2009

A third 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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