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Wood River auto dealer says Uconnect class counsel document request is unreasonable

By Record News | Jan 29, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – Belleville city attorney Brian Flynn, leading a national class action for Jeep owners, served a subpoena on Federico Dodge in Wood River for every detail of its relations with Fiat Chrysler America.

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IL Supreme Court: No actual harm needed to sue businesses for scanning fingerprints, other biometric IDs

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 25, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court says an Illinois privacy law doesn’t require plaintiffs to prove they were actually harmed before suing businesses and others who scan and store their fingerprints or other so-called biometric identifiers. And the decision will give a green light to dozens of class action lawsuits already pending against businesses of all sizes in the state’s courts, with even more likely to follow.

Campbell Soup ingredient class action to stay in federal court; Rosenstengel denies remand

By Carrie Salls | Jan 21, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied remand to plaintiffs in a "not natural" class action against Campbell Soup Co.

Hearing on settlement approval set in dispute over St. Clair Township sewer fees

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 17, 2019

A hearing on settlement approval has been set for next month in a class action alleging the Village of Swansea charges St. Clair Township residents higher sewer fees than Swansea residents.

Gleeson allows plaintiffs to withdraw from Monsanto claims; Says 300 other petitioners need to figure out how to do same

By Record News | Jan 15, 2019

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson on Tuesday granted requests of plaintiffs Jacqueline Everson and Tyrha Dooley to withdraw from pollution claims against Monsanto.

Monsanto pollution plaintiffs want settlement invalidated; Hearing set today

By Record News | Jan 15, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Almost 300 plaintiffs in pollution suits have called on St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson to invalidate a settlement between their lawyers and Monsanto.

Judge lays out trial plan for class claiming they were gypped over 'freshly brewed' Kcup advertising

By John Breslin | Jan 14, 2019

A federal court judge has laid out a new plan to deal with a class action against the makers of a coffee product.

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Appeals court: No rehearing for class action vs SEIU to obtain $32M refund of illegal fees

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 8, 2019

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has rejected the request by a group of home caregivers for a new hearing to reconsider the courts’ prior decisions denying them the opportunity to bring a class action to recover nearly $32 million they accuse a union of unconstitutionally taking from them under a state law invalidated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

After two years and two mediators, Just for Men class action fails to settle

By Record News | Jan 8, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon managed a mass action over hair dye with mediation for more than two years and has retired without a settlement.

Bump-stock class action seeks compensation for government's 'taking' of property

By Ann Maher | Jan 7, 2019

WASHINGTON - While it isn't the first lawsuit filed over the federal government's recent ban on bump-stock devices, one initiated by Edwardsville attorneys at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is the only chance, they say, owners have of getting compensated for the taking of their property.

Carbondale health care provider accuses telemarketers of unlawful business practices

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 3, 2019

BENTON — A Carbondale health care provider filed a class action lawsuit against Park Ridge telemarketers for allegedly sending unsolicited faxes.

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People suing Google over facial geometry scans of photos must prove real harm, not just 'feel aggrieved': Judge

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 2, 2019

Saying the plaintiffs bringing the action must show how they were actually harmed, a Chicago federal judge has closed the window on a class action lawsuit accusing Google of violating an Illinois privacy law by automatically creating and storing face scans of people in photos uploaded to its Google Photos service.

Wood River seeks to dismiss suit over grass cutting liens

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 1, 2019

The City of Wood River argues that a grass-cutting lien was placed on a Wood River property under its previous owners and could not have caused slander to the plaintiff in a suit alleging property owners were not properly notified of the liens.

One of 11 ‘false claims’ suits DOJ wants dismissed filed in SDIL by former Lakin partner

By Record News | Dec 28, 2018

BENTON – Six men who formed corporations to sue drug companies on behalf of the government wasted the government’s time, according to the government.

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Opioid judge rejects dismissal plea, orders first lawsuits to trial

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 20, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Opioid manufacturers and distributors lost their long-shot bid to end more than 1,000 lawsuits against them as the federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation rejected their motions to dismiss and ordered the first cases to trial next year.

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