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Man drops suit against Equifax, bank over Fair Credit Reporting Act allegations

John Sammon Oct. 17, 2017, 7:19am

BENTON – A consumer who was suing Equifax Information Services LLC and the 1st National Bank of Omaha alleging that the financial institutions engaged in unfair and inaccurate reporting after the man’s debts had been cleared in a bankruptcy hearing has dropped his case.

Veath Fish Farm case against Purina and Texas Farm Products to proceed

Sara McCleary Oct. 12, 2017, 8:29am

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has allowed a case against livestock feed manufacturers to proceed, while granting the defendants’ motion to dismiss two of the nine counts against them.

U.S. district judge dismisses lawsuit against Honeywell filed by incarcerated man

David Hutton Oct. 12, 2017, 8:25am

BENTON – A U.S. district judge has derailed a man’s second attempt to sue Honeywell International Corp. and The Gardner Stern Co. over allegations that his medical issues were caused by not wearing protective gear while traveling in a radioactively contaminated area.

Herndon grants dismissal in Xarelto suit for lack of personal jurisdiction

Olivia Olsen Oct. 10, 2017, 8:06am

Herndon grants dismissal in Xarelto suit for lack of personal jurisdiction

Court sides with defendant that damage awards in Kaskaskia Engineering case 'premature'

Dee Thompson Oct. 9, 2017, 7:08am

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has issued a ruling in a case filed by an engineering firm against a former employee who started a competing company.

District court grants partial summary judgment for Illinois Central Railroad

David Hutton Oct. 6, 2017, 12:07pm

BENTON – District judge Michael J. Reagan granted partial summary judgment for Illinois Central Railroad in a personal injury suit alleging an employee was injured when her tie extractor was hit. 

Judge grants motion to compel additional depositions of doctors in Yaz case

Dee Thompson Sep. 27, 2017, 4:58pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Litigation continues in the case of a young woman whose use of an oral contraceptive allegedly caused injuries, with the judge in the case ordering two doctor’s depositions to be limited in time and scope.

District court grants motion to add Supervalu to Save-A-Lot slip-and-fall suit

Russell Boniface Sep. 27, 2017, 12:33pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has granted a motion in favor of a grocery store patron to add Supervalu to an ongoing slip-and-fall case against defendant Save-A-Lot Food Stores.

Rosenstengel denies dismissal and arbitration in putative class action over automated text messages

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2017, 8:55am

EAST ST. LOUIS - District judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied SI Wireless’s motion to dismiss a putative class action alleging it wrongfully sends automated text messages, holding that the defendant failed to prove an arbitration agreement binds the parties.

Carbondale hospital seeks to dismiss nurse's suit, says lawsuit asserts different claims from EEOC complaint

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2017, 8:44am

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Carbondale hospital seeks to dismiss a former nurse’s lawsuit alleging she was terminated after receiving breast reconstruction surgery elsewhere.

Judge: Silence 'shall not be construed as acceptance' in man's case against U.S. Bank

Angela Underwood Sep. 27, 2017, 8:30am

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon has ruled that silence does not mean acceptance in a purchase agreement order.

Plaintiffs seek MDL for opioid litigation; Lawyer argues for Ohio or Illinois

Ann Maher Sep. 26, 2017, 10:21am

Plaintiffs in opioid litigation pending in federal court seek to consolidate approximately 66 government actions into multi-district litigation in Ohio or Illinois.

District court denies motions in K-cup suit, chastises parties for quality of briefing, arguments

Olivia Olsen Sep. 21, 2017, 7:03am

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has denied several motions presented by both the plaintiff and defendants in a class action suit regarding the freshness of a brand of K-cup coffee.

Court denies Advanced Physical Therapy's motion to dismiss case

Sara McCleary Sep. 20, 2017, 9:45am

BENTON – U.S. District Senior Judge Phil Gilbert has denied a defense motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it by Apex Physical Therapy.

Magistrate judge grants AutoZone's motion to seal

Angela Underwood Sep. 19, 2017, 12:13pm

SPRINGFIELD - A magistrate judge granted a AutoZone's motion to seal documents after denying the plaintiff the same right because the defendant's motion was the only one pending when he addressed the issue. 

Herndon grants motion to exclude expert testimony in treestand suit

Glenn Minnis Sep. 19, 2017, 9:51am

BENTON – District Judge David R. Herndon granted a Sniper Treestands' motion to exclude a pair of would-be expert witnesses in a suit alleging a man fell from defective equipment. 

More than $110,000 allegedly owed on mortgage for Ashley property

Lhalie Castillo Sep. 18, 2017, 9:58am

BENTON – The federal government is seeking to foreclose on a Washington County property.

Federal government alleges mortgage on Carbondale property is in default

Noddy A. Fernandez Sep. 18, 2017, 9:57am

BENTON – The federal government is seeking a foreclosure on a Carbondale property.

Court grants Dynegy's leave to amend suit over defective scaffolding allegations

Glenn Minnis Sep. 15, 2017, 7:56am

BENTON – U.S. Magistrate Reona Daly has delivered a mixed ruling in a personal injury suit.

Cairo property owner alleged to have defaulted on mortgage

Angelica Saylo Pilo Sep. 11, 2017, 10:59am

BENTON – The federal government is seeking to foreclose on a property in Cairo.