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

Freeman Environmental Services accused of failing to pay contributions

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 22, 2018

BENTON — Employee benefit fund administrators are suing a company for allegedly failing to make contributions.

Southern District denies new trial in excessive force case against Mounds police officer

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2018

A Mounds police officer struck out twice with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois following a fight with a family that led to a lawsuit over excessive force allegations, according to a May 29 court opinion.

Dentist office alleges trademark infringement

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 20, 2018

BENTON — Troy Family Dental is suing Troy Dental Care for alleged trademark dilution and unfair competition.

United Thermal Industries allegedly failed to pay contributions

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 20, 2018

BENTON — Employee benefit fund administrators are suing United Thermal Industries for allegedly failing to make contributions to employee benefit funds.

Former New York Times photographer alleges copyright infringement

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 18, 2018

BENTON — A former New York Times photographer claims his photos were used in violation of federal copyright laws.

City of Mounds accused of failing to make settlement payments

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 18, 2018

BENTON — A company is suing the City of Mounds for allegedly breaching a settlement agreement reached after the Fifth District ordered mediation.

NCC Business Services accused of using deceptive debt collection practices

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 18, 2018

BENTON — A woman claims she was damaged when a business used deceptive debt collection practices.

Taylor Roofing Solutions accused of trademark infringement

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 18, 2018

A company is suing Taylor Roofing Solutions Inc. and Gerrit Yank for alleged trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Man sues insurer over alleged denial of benefits

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 14, 2018

BENTON — A Red Bud man is suing an insurance company for allegedly violating workers compensation acts.

Yandle denies class certification in suit alleging faulty part from AutoZone

By John Sammon | Jun 13, 2018

A federal judge has denied a motion for class certification in a case stemming from allegations of a faulty auto part, according to a memorandum and order filed on June 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Former Judge Patrick Murphy hopes to ‘prevail’

By The Madison County Record | Jun 12, 2018

Maybe it happened the way they said, or maybe not. Maybe the plaintiffs are telling the truth, or maybe the defendants.

Employer sued for allegedly failing to make employee contributions

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 12, 2018

BENTON — Administrators of employee benefit funds for VI Corps. are suing their employer for allegedly failing to make contributions on behalf of employees.

Federal judge dismisses SIUE board member from racial discrimination suit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 8, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed claims against one defendant in a lawsuit filed by an African-American employee who alleges that Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) discriminated against her because of her race, according to a memorandum and order filed on May 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Federal judge rules that Menard Correctional Center inmate's case against prison officials can continue

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 7, 2018

BENTON — A current inmate at the Menard Correctional Center can continue his suit against prison officials, according to a federal judge.

Former judge Murphy seeks 60 times more in fees than jury verdict in Mounds police abuse case

By Record News | Jun 5, 2018

BENTON – For a $2,500 jury verdict against a policeman, Patrick Murphy of Marion and Shari Rohde of Carbondale seek $155,679 in fees at the U.S. district court where Murphy presided as judge for 15 years.

Claims against federal government dismissed in medical negligence lawsuit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 4, 2018

BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has granted summary judgment to the federal government in a woman's medical negligence lawsuit involving a robot-assisted hysterectomy.

No way to treat a veteran

By The Madison County Record | May 30, 2018

Every year at this time we’re reminded that Memorial Day is not just an excuse to have a picnic and eat barbecue. It’s a day of remembrance, a day to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in our country’s armed forces.

Landowners near Chemetco Superfund site dismiss more than 300 defendants from suit

By Record News | May 29, 2018

BENTON – Landowners who sued about 3,500 defendants for contribution to a Superfund project near Hartford have dismissed more than 300 defendants who didn’t so much as file an answer.

US admits anesthetist at Marion VA breached duty of care; Patient ‘prayed for death’ during surgery without anesthesia

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 23, 2018

An anesthetist with the VA Medical Center in Marion breached the standard of care when a patient did not receive anesthesia during surgery, the government admits in court.

Woman's foreclosure fraud case dismissed by Southern District of Illinois court

By Charmaine Little | May 15, 2018

BENTON — An Illinois woman’s foreclosure fraud case was halted by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, according to an April 30 opinion.

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