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Pharmacy sues fragrance distributor for unsolicited advertisement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

District judge issues final pretrial order in Depakote drug case

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Rosenstengel picks Stack as special master in Depakote litigation

EAST ST. LOUIS — District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel has appointed former Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel J. Stack to serve as Special Master in Depakote litigation against Abbott Laboratories.

District Court says class action suit over pancake mix ingredients can proceed

EAST ST. LOUIS — A U.S. District Court has denied a request by Hodgson Mill Inc. to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an Illinois woman alleging that the grain and baking products company falsely advertised its products as having all-natural ingredients.

U.S. District Court judge grants Union Pacific's motion to exclude testimony in personal injury suit

EAST ST. LOUIS — A U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of a Union Pacific Railroad motion to strike testimony in a personal injury case.

Camp Drug Store accuses medical supply company of sending unwanted faxes

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Madison County drug store has filed a class-action lawsuit against a Florida-based medical supply company, citing alleged invasion of privacy by sending numerous advertisements through fax.

District Court judge throws out nine claims against maker of drug Depakote due to Indiana statute of repose

EAST ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has dismissed the claims of nine plaintiffs in Multi-District Litigation against the makers of the anti-epilepsy drug Depakote which allegedly causes serious birth defects in children.