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.
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A federal court refused to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging insurance companies unlawfully withheld interest on payments for services provided through workers' compensation.
EAST ST. LOUIS — Two employee benefit fund administrators are suing A & A Hauling for allegedly failing to make contributions.
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.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Several labor union funds allege they are owed nearly $20,000 for employee contributions from a company.
EAST ST. LOUIS — A pharmacy store filed a class-action against a fragrance distributer for allegedly sending unsolicited advertisements via fax.
EAST ST. LOUIS – A Millstadt business is alleged to have failed to pay contributions to a labor union fund.
EAST ST. LOUIS – A Salem consumer alleges a debt collector has invaded her privacy with collection calls meant for another person.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Trustees of a labor union fund allege that a Millstadt employer failed to pay contributions.
EAST ST. LOUIS – A surety company claims that a Swansea corporation and a Smithton couple owe it more than $78,000.
EAST ST. LOUIS – A consumer alleges a debt collector is attempting to collect a debt that was discharged due to bankruptcy.
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
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.
EAST ST. LOUIS — A federal judge on May 9 issued a final pretrial order for a case challenging the safety of the drug Depakote, an antiepileptic drug used to treat bipolar disorder and seizures, ordering both sides to submit jury instructions for an expected trial.
District judge dismisses inmate's complaint of constitutional rights violations while he awaits hearing
EAST ST. LOUIS — Chief District Judge Michael Reagan dismissed a complaint from a man claiming his constitutional rights were violated while being held before his criminal proceeding, which is still pending.
U.S. District Judge David Herndon entered a case coordination order in litigation against Just for Men hair coloring products that involving approximately 1,200 men in 11 cases in Illinois.
District Court allows for several counts in FMLA case to move forward against Prairie State Generating Company
EAST ST. LOUIS — A U.S. District Court judge ruled that a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case against Prairie State Generating Company will move forward on several counts despite the defendant’s motion to dismiss the suit.
EAST ST. LOUIS — Twelve police officers will receive overtime and back pay wages, as well as attorneys’ fees, in a settlement reached with the East St. Louis Park District and its police chief Marion Hubbard.
EAST ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently granted Ford Motor Co.’s motion to dismiss portions of an insurer's suit filed against it last year.
EAST ST. LOUIS — An insurance company's lawsuit against two business it says are responsible for a restaurant fire contained just enough possible evidence to go to trial, a District Court judge decided on April 21.