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Attorney Amy Blaisdell honored for role in U.S. Supreme Court case

ST. LOUIS – Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale law firm officer Amy L. Blaisdell has received the 2018 Missouri Lawyer’s Award “...for her role in a high-profile U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld an exemption in federal law for church-affiliated pension plans,” the firm announced in a press release Dec. 19.

Corcoran Consulting alleges Florida company unlawfully uses confidential information

BENTON – Two St. Clair County businesses allege that a Florida company and several individuals are unlawfully using confidential information.

Licensor sues licensees for alleged breach of contract

EDWARDSVILLE — A licensor alleges its licensees failed to pay monthly licensing fees for a park.

Remand of Home Depot class action upheld by Seventh Circuit; Madison Co. case originated in small claims

Chief Judge Diane Wood wrote that Home Depot "fears that doing so (remand) would reward gamesmanship, because lawyers would be able to use small claims litigation as springboards for counterclaim class actions that would be stuck in state court.  

Lender alleges debtor failed to pay on trampoline park loan

EDWARDSVILLE — A lender is suing the developer of a trampoline park for allegedly failing to make payments.

Electrician's suit against GE, others in Ruth's court June 29

A case management conference is set June 29 in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth's court involving a US Steel worker's personal injury claim against his employer and others over severe burns he suffered in 2014.

Equipment and transport provider claims breach of agreement

EDWARDSVILLE — An equipment and transport provider is suing ConocoPhillips Company, a retail electric supplier, citing alleged breach of contract and failure to pay for completed work.

Ford's personal jurisdiction appeal in Madison County asbestos case will go to Fifth District; Supreme Court orders it so

The Fifth District Appellate Court has been ordered to hear Ford Motor Co.'s appeal on whether Madison County has personal jurisdiction over the Michigan-based auto maker in an asbestos case brought by Florida plaintiffs.

Midland Bank seeks balance plus costs on alleged unpaid promissory note

BELLEVILLE – An Illinois bank is suing over an alleged unpaid promissory note.

Chris Pickett named as first CDO for Greensfelder

ST. LOUIS — Christoper A. Pickett has been chosen as the first chief diversity officer for St. Louis-based law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale.

Greensfelder firm in St. Louis joined by attorneys Herman and Wolkiewicz

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Ancient milk marketing case heard at high court; Justices poke at Highland dairy farmers' theory

SPRINGFIELD – Former Highland dairy farmers Michael and Denise Richter, who let a suit against Prairie Farms languish for five years, found no visible support at the Illinois Supreme Court for their plea that they didn’t let it die. At oral argument on Jan. 14, questions from the Justices harmonized better with Prairie Farms than with Fourth District appellate judges who kept the case alive.

Milk marketing dispute to be argued at Illinois Supreme Court on Jan. 14

A fraud suit that originated 10 years ago in Madison County will be argued at the Illinois Supreme Court on Jan. 14. Prairie Farms Dairy (PFD) is appealing a Fourth District Appellate Court decision involving a milk marketing agreement that went in favor of plaintiffs Michael and Denise Richter of Highland in June.

Trouw Nutrition removes sexual harassment suit to federal court

A nutrition company removed a former employee’s lawsuit alleging he suffered sexual harassment by fellow employees and was later terminated for reporting the alleged incidents.

IDC supports Prairie Farms in seeking to reverse revived '06 case; argument centers on plaintiffs' failure to meet deadlines

SPRINGFIELD – Court orders that dismiss civil actions should count as final judgments if plaintiffs ignore deadlines to amend, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel argues at the Illinois Supreme Court.

Belleville nursing home denies liability in wrongful death suit

A Belleville nursing home denies liability in a wrongful death suit alleging neglect led to a patient’s death. Wilbur Meyer Jr., executor of the estate of Dolores Ervin, filed a lawsuit on July 16 against Protestant Memorial Medical Center, doing business as Memorial Care Center, alleging negligence under the Nursing Home Care Act. According to the complaint, the decedent suffered a hip fracture on June 9, 2013.

Alton business sues Guarantee Company, Kroeschell Engineering over unpaid balance for asbestos removal project

An Alton company is suing an insurance firm and an engineering business, alleging an unpaid balance for goods and services provided.

Greensfelder recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2016

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is one of six firms in Missouri to be ranked "highly recommended" in Benchmark Litigation's 2016 edition. The firm also is ranked as a recommended firm in Illinois for 2016.

Greensfelder firm adds two attorneys at St. Louis office

ST. LOUIS – The Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale law firm has added two attorneys to its St. Louis office, Katherine L. Anderson and Caitlin M. Schweppe.

Illinois Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal over longstanding milk marketing dispute

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of Prairie Farms Dairy (PFD), locked in a long-term dispute with a Highland couple over a milk marketing agreement.