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Labor organizations allege employer failed to make benefit payments

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 4, 2019

Labor organizations are suing EHRET, Inc., an employer, citing alleged breach of a collective bargaining agreement.

Estate administrator is suing oil well operators for alleged wrongful death

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 31, 2019

An independent administrator is suing Citation Oil & Gas Corporation, an oil well operator, citing alleged negligence and an unsafe work environment.

Campbell Soup ingredient class action to stay in federal court; Rosenstengel denies remand

By Carrie Salls | Jan 21, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied remand to plaintiffs in a "not natural" class action against Campbell Soup Co.

PSAE ordered to produce documents following privilege dispute

By Carrie Salls | Dec 24, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Magistrate Judge Reona Daly ordered non-profit organization Phyllis Schlafly's American Eagles (PSAE) to produce documents related to Eagle Forum as part of a trademark infringement lawsuit.

Motorist sues Vaughan's Fetch over collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 26, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS — A motorist claims he was injured in a collision with a Vaughan's Fetch employee.

Deckhand alleges injuries from snapped cable

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 26, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS — A seaman is suing barge owner Watco Cos., after allegedly suffering injuries while working as a deckhand.

Inmate alleges overpriced t-shirts lose shape

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 20, 2018

EAST ST.LOUIS — An inmate alleges overpriced, defective Hanes t-shirts lost their shape after becoming stretched out.

Peel files another appeal, wants 7th Circuit to give him one more shot at proving innocence

By Record News | Aug 21, 2018

CHICAGO – Former lawyer Gary Peel, who spent 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography and for bankruptcy fraud, wants U.S. Seventh Circuit appellate judges to give him one last shot at proving his innocence.

Class action against insurers over interest on work comp payments continues

By John Breslin | Jul 17, 2018

A federal court refused to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging insurance companies unlawfully withheld interest on payments for services provided through workers' compensation.

A&A Hauling accused of failing to make employee contributions

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 21, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS — Two employee benefit fund administrators are suing A & A Hauling for allegedly failing to make contributions.

Southern District of Illinois announces merit selection panel for magistrate judge vacancies

By Vimbai Chikomo | Mar 2, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is in the process of filling two magistrate judge openings in East St. Louis.

Quality Assured Industrial Coatings allegedly failed to pay contributions

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 8, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Several labor union funds allege they are owed nearly $20,000 for employee contributions from a company.

Pharmacy sues fragrance distributor for unsolicited advertisement

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 13, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — A pharmacy store filed a class-action against a fragrance distributer for allegedly sending unsolicited advertisements via fax. 

ITS Solar LLC alleged to have failed to pay contributions to union welfare fund

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 13, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Millstadt business is alleged to have failed to pay contributions to a labor union fund.

Consumer claims Ally Financial Inc. has invaded privacy with collection calls

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 13, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Salem consumer alleges a debt collector has invaded her privacy with collection calls meant for another person.

Labor union fund alleges Inland Technologies failed to pay contributions

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 14, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – Trustees of a labor union fund allege that a Millstadt employer failed to pay contributions.

Ohio Casualty Insurance seeks more than $78,000 for alleged contract breach

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 11, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – A surety company claims that a Swansea corporation and a Smithton couple owe it more than $78,000.

Consumer claims Credit Management attempts to collect debt discharged in bankruptcy

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 8, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – A consumer alleges a debt collector is attempting to collect a debt that was discharged due to bankruptcy.

Syngenta AG's jurisdiction challenge rejected but negligence charge dismissed in corn-price case

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 11, 2017

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.

District court sets aside default judgment against GRC, orders case against golf cart manufacturer to proceed

By Denise Royal | Jun 7, 2017

A federal court ruling yielded mixed results for Makanda, Illinois golf cart company B&B Golf Carts. The company is suing shuttered GRC Golf Products, after placing numerous orders for various types of golf carts from GRC during 2016. All told, B&B alleges GRC is in arrears for nearly $109,000 for golf carts and replacement tires and wheels.

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