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

Appeals court grants motion in wrongful death case

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 16, 2018

An appeals court has granted a motion for summary judgment in a case involving a wrongful death claim in 2012.

Veteran seeks $20 million in suit alleging VA doctor failed to diagnose cancer

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 16, 2018

BENTON — A Vietnam veteran seeks $20 million in a suit accusing a Veterans Administration doctor of failing to diagnose his kidney cancer.

Creal Springs boat captain accuses employers of negligence

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 15, 2018

BENTON — An injured boat captain from Creal Springs accuses his employers of violating federal maritime law.

Georgia hunter sues The Hunt Club after allegedly falling 20 feet

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 15, 2018

BENTON — A hunter from Georgia is suing a Randolph County hunting club after he allegedly fell while climbing down from a tree stand.

Court denies motion for summary judgment on alleged ADA violations involving employee's breast cancer

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 12, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS - U.S. District Judge David Herndon denied summary judgment to Gateway Regional Medical Center in an Oct. 30 ruling involving a suit brought by a former employee.

Judge rules on employment contract case against two physical therapists

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 15, 2018

A federal judge threw out parts of a business confidentiality dispute involving two physical therapists in a Oct. 2 decision.

Judge awards $5 million in damages in VA medical malpractice case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 15, 2018

A federal judge awarded more than $5 million to the descendants of a Marion man who died after leaving a Veterans Affairs hospital.

Former administrative assistant alleges wrongful termination

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 12, 2018

BENTON — A former Nashville, Ill., administrative assistant is suing the city, alleging wrongful termination.

Insurer sues tenant following fire at Carmi property

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 2, 2018

BENTON — A landlord's insurance company accuses a tenant of causing a fire.

Woman alleges medical staff improperly treated daughter's wart

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 1, 2018

BENTON — A mother alleges Clay Medical Center staff improperly used liquid nitrogen to remove a wart and injured her daughter's finger.

Man accuses debt collector of harassment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 28, 2018

BENTON — A man is suing a debt collector for allegedly repeatedly calling his cell phone.

Seventh Circuit denies 'frivolous' appeal to reopen 'dormant' fraud case from 2014

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

The Seventh Circuit Appellate Court affirmed district judge Michael J. Reagan’s order rejecting a woman’s attempt to reopen a fraud case that had been voluntarily dismissed four years ago.

Class action alleges warranty companies refused to honor service plan

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 20, 2018

Two warranty companies face a class-action lawsuit over their extended service plans.

Trans Union and Bank of Missouri did not accurately report debt, federal lawsuit says

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 17, 2018

An Edwardsville resident accuses Trans Union and a bank of inaccurate reporting.

Interstate 57 crash prompts lawsuit

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 17, 2018

A distribution company and its employee face a lawsuit over a crash on Interstate 57.

Calling Karmeier to witness stand might have risked plaintiffs’ case

By Record News | Sep 12, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Class action lawyers may have taken a risk by calling Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier to the stand in their trial against State Farm, according to an article published in 2013 by Corporate Counsel magazine.

Settlement conference continued in former Madison County employee's defamation suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 5, 2018

Magistrate Judge Reona Daly rescheduled a settlement conference in a former Madison County employee’s discrimination suit against Madison County and Recorder of Deeds Amy Meyer.

Store owner sues Department of Agriculture over food stamp program disqualification

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 31, 2018

An Alton corner store is fighting a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) decision banning the retailer from accepting food stamps.

Wrongful death suit filed against Sparta hospital, doctors

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 31, 2018

BENTON — The Sparta Community Hospital and two doctors are being sued after a Pennsylvania man suffered a fatal heart attack.

Pension fund groups sue contractor over $218 in unpaid contributions

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 31, 2018

Three pension fund management groups accuse a local contractor of unpaid contributions.

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