EAST ST. LOUIS – A mother and her minor child are suing Meridian Community Unit School District 101 and others over allegations the district let an adult on school premises who engaged in sexual contact with the minor.
EAST ST. LOUIS – A federal court judge ordered that residents living in or near Roxana are due nearly $5 million in damages over allegations Shell Oil and its affiliates were responsible for releasing benzene into the ground that contaminated the water and devalued properties.
BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle canceled an injury trial against a Hardee’s restaurant after deciding she wouldn’t let Alton lawyers Michael Glisson and Timothy Chartrand “ambush defendants with an entirely new theory.”
BENTON – Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons swears that former secretary Andrew Kane’s union approved his transfer to a forgotten floor of the former Wood River Hospital, but Kane swears that his union objected.
BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois granted a motion for preliminary injunction Feb. 12 allowing Foltz Welding LTD to search the computers and iCloud storage of a former worker it claims might have sensitive information that could be leaked to the man’s new employer.
BENTON – Former Madison County administrator Joseph Parente did not destroy information that veteran assistance Superintendent Brad Lavite needed for a suit against the county, U.S. Magistrate Judge Reona Daly decided on Feb. 15.
BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle has set trial in a wrongful death claim that previously settled for $1 million in the plaintiff’s home state of Washington, but which was later revived in Illinois court where the family claimed it could have settled for much more.
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury’s $5 million wrongful death verdict and $625,000 rescue doctrine award in district judge David Herndon’s courtroom involving a fiery tractor trailer collision on Interstate 70.
BENTON – A district court judge recently denied in part a U.S. Department of Justice motion for partial summary judgment in the Freedom of Information Act request of imprisoned white supremacist William A. White.
CENTRALIA – A federal judge has denied two separate motions filed by a Centralia Correctional Center inmate suing a consumer reporting agency that the inmate says has threatened him, according to separate memorandums and orders issued in the case.
BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois issued a ruling that Southern Illinois Storm Shelters Inc. and others must pay $17.3 million in damages involving a trademark infringement case to a Missouri residential construction company.