BENTON – Former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy, who represents lawyer Stephen Tillery as plaintiff in the court of Senior U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert, successfully defended Gilbert against an ethics complaint last year.
EAST ST. LOUIS — Most of the pretrial challenges filed by Syngenta AG in a class-action suit against it for the production and marketing of a strain of genetically modified corn were dismissed, though some were accepted by a judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
U.S. District Judge David Herndon and Williamson County Circuit Judge Brad Bleyer jointly appointed former Madison County circuit judge Dan Stack to manage discovery in mass litigation against Syngenta Seeds.
CHICAGO - A seed developer is facing another wave of litigation over a genetically-engineered corn seed that a group of farmers contend crippled the U.S. export market in China and caused a decline in corn prices, a combination they assert will lead to a projected $1.14 billion loss this year.
BonderPlaintiffs claiming State Farm corruptly secured the election of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier in 2004 can also investigate the victory of current Chief Justice Rita Garman in 2002, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams decided on Aug. 27. At a conference in district court, he ordered State Farm to comply with a subpoena for campaign documents back to April 2001. Plaintiff counsel
WoodU.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert of Benton properly blocked the access of environmental groups to irrelevant documents that St. Louis lawyer Stephen Tillery filed in a suit against Syngenta Corporation, Seventh District judges ruled on Aug. 20.They affirmed Gilbert’s decision to preserve seals on documents that Tillery had not cited in his pleadings. Chief Justice Diane Wood wrote that Gilbert