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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.

District judge issues final pretrial order in Depakote drug case

By Mike Helenthal | May 31, 2017

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

By Tricia Erickson | May 25, 2017

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.

Herndon sets pretrial orders on hair dye lawsuit involving hundreds of plaintiffs

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 22, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | May 13, 2017

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.

Police officers reach settlement in wage lawsuit against East St. Louis Park District

By Laura Halleman | May 5, 2017

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.

District Court sides with Ford in insurance claim case stemming from truck that caught fire

By David Hutton | May 4, 2017

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.

Insurance company's suit to recoup costs of covering restaurant fire will go to trial

By Tabitha Fleming | May 4, 2017

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.

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