U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois News

‘False claim’ suit DOJ wants dismissed in SDIL is reassigned

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 9, 2019

BENTON -- An opioid lawsuit against drug maker UCB and retailer CVS that that a U.S. attorney moved to dismiss for allegedly wasting the government’s time has been reassigned to Magistrate Judge Mark A. Beatty of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Nurse practitioner accuses medical group of unpaid wages

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 7, 2019

BENTON — A nurse practitioner is suing her former employers, alleging unpaid wages and constructive eviction.

Government alleges Cairo developer owes nearly $900,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 7, 2019

BENTON — The U.S. government is suing a Cairo mortgagor, alleging breach of promissory notes.

Joyce Meyer Ministries sues insurer over wrongful death coverage

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 4, 2019

BENTON — A Missouri ministries business is suing a licensed insurer, alleging wrongful denial of coverage.

Insurance company alleges failure to report crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 4, 2019

BENTON — An insurance provider is suing a logistics company and other defendants, alleging failure to meet a condition precedent to coverage.

Union alleges employers failed to make benefits contributions

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 4, 2019

BENTON — Employee benefit fund administrators are suing an excavating business, alleging breach of fiduciary duty.

Suit alleges couple failed to make payments on Moro property

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 3, 2019

BENTON — The U.S. government is suing a Madison County couple, alleging they owe nearly $200,000 for breach of a mortgage agreement.

VA hospital volunteer alleges supervisor forced her to have sex

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 3, 2019

BENTON — A Marion woman is suing the operator of a local VA hospital for $5 million, alleging a supervisor forced the plaintiff to have sex.

Seventh Circuit: Crude conversation, sexual approach did not constitute workplace harassment

By Record News | Jan 2, 2019

CHICAGO – Neither a sexual approach by a fellow employee nor generally crude conversation in a workplace constitutes harassment, U.S. Seventh Circuit appeals judges ruled on Dec. 26.

District court grants summary judgment for SSM Health in trademark dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 20, 2018

BENTON -- Magistrate Judge Reona Daly granted summary judgment for SSM Healthcare Corporation in a trademark dispute with a healthcare clinic.

The lawsuit that should have died 20 years ago finally does

By The Madison County Record | Dec 17, 2018

Avery v. State Farm was certified as a class action lawsuit in Williamson County Circuit Court in 1997, with policyholders from 48 states claiming that State Farm had violated its contracts by using generic aftermarket parts to repair insured vehicles.

National farmers organization alleges trademark infringement

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 17, 2018

BENTON — A national farmers organization is suing a De Soto business, alleging trademark dilution.

Appeals panel: Federal judge wrong to deny Boeing military contractor defense in asbestos suit

By Dan Churney | Dec 17, 2018

A Chicago federal appeals court has overridden a downstate federal judge, who sent an ex-Boeing worker’s asbestos suit against the company back to state court, saying the case belongs under federal jurisdiction because Boeing claims the federal government was in control of its bomber production and knew the danger of asbestos was involved.

Government alleges Enfield mortgage holder owes $58,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 14, 2018

BENTON — The U.S. government is suing an Enfield mortgage holder, alleging he owes more than $58,000 for breach of a mortgage agreement.

Employee benefit fund administrators allege East St. Louis company failed to make contributions

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 14, 2018

BENTON — An engineers union's employee benefit plan administrators are suing an East St. Louis business, alleging breach of fiduciary duty.

Masonry company alleges general contractor owes $92,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 2, 2018

BENTON — A Palos Heights masonry company is suing a Crystal Lake general contractor and insurer, alleging the plaintiff is owed more than $92,000 for breach of a subcontracting agreement.

Debt collectors accused of unfair practices

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 29, 2018

BENTON — A man alleges he was harassed by a debt collector after his debts were discharged in bankruptcy.

Suit alleges Golconda residents failed to make payments

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 29, 2018

BENTON — A legal note holder is suing Golconda residents for allegedly failing to make payments.

Federal mortgage agency sues over past-due payments

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 29, 2018

BENTON — The federal government is suing St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital and a woman for allegedly failing to make payments on a Beech Street property.

Policy holder alleges insurer denied long-term disability benefits

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 29, 2018

BENTON — A policy holder is suing her insurer for allegedly terminating her benefits.

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