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Another class action alleging biometric privacy violations filed in St. Clair County

By John Breslin | Jun 7, 2019

Another class action lawsuit accusing a company of violating a biometric privacy act has been filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

St. Louis attorney defends filing similar BIPA class actions in same court against same defendant

By John Breslin | Jun 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis attorney who filed two similar class action lawsuits in the same court against the same company alleging violations of Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) recently defended the moves as ones that occur all the time.

DOJ says Final Rule banning bump-stocks is not an abuse of discretion

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 5, 2019

Several government officials argue that a rule banning bump-stock devices is not an abuse of discretion in response to a class action seeking immunity for those who legally purchased the devices prior to the “Final Rule.”

Hoerner admonishes defense in BIPA certified class action: ‘plaintiffs…don’t need you doing their thinking for them’

By Record News | May 30, 2019

MOUNT VERNON – Fifth District appellate judges will review an order of St. Clair County Associate Judge Kevin Hoerner, certifying a class action on biometric data for a client of former chief judge John Baricevic.

Woman alleges biometric information saved without her knowledge

By Carrie Bradon | May 17, 2019

BELLEVILLE — An employee is suing a recreational facility, alleging her biometric information was saved without her knowledge.

In $71 million Viptera fee fight, former judges Herndon, Stack, Baricevic take sides

By Record News | May 14, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – Retired judges David Herndon and Daniel Stack improperly took sides in a $71 million fee dispute involving farmers suing over Syngenta’s genetically modified corn seeds, Alabama lawyer Lewis Garrison alleged on May 9.

Employee alleges railway company stored biometric data without consent

By Carrie Bradon | May 9, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A railway company employee filed a class action complaint, alleging his biometric data was stored without his knowledge or consent.

Blind man allegedly unable to use Green Tree website due to ADA violations

By Carrie Bradon | May 8, 2019

BENTON — A blind man is suing a company for allegedly failing to comply with federal requirements on its website.

Warehouse employee alleges biometric data saved without consent

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 15, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A St. Clair County man is suing his employer, alleging his biometric data was saved without his consent.

Man alleges employer saved biometric information without permission

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2019

BELLEVILLE — An Illinois man is suing his employer, alleging his biometric information was saved without his knowledge.

Employee alleges Harbor Freight stored biometric data without permission

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2019

BELLEVILLE — An employee is suing a tool company, alleging the defendant stored biometric data without informing the plaintiff.

Rosenstengel denies insurers' motion to dismiss class action over unpaid interest

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 29, 2019

BENTON -- For the second time in less than a year, district judge Nancy Rosenstengel has denied a group of defendants’ motion to reject a class action suit accusing insurance companies of illegally withholding interest on payments for services covered through workers’ compensation.

Prenzler seeks to dismiss tax buyer's defamation suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 27, 2019

Madison County Board chairman Kurt Prenzler seeks to dismiss a St. Clair County tax buyer’s defamation lawsuit alleging his reputation and business were damaged after he was accused of participating in a bid-rigging scheme.

From Legal Newsline

Mikal Watts defeats competitor's lawsuit that claims he misled farmers who wanted to sue Syngenta

By John Severance | Mar 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge in Kansas has dismissed a lawsuit brought against plaintiffs attorney Mikal Watts by one of his competitors who cried foul over the recruitment of farmers to sue Syngenta.

Client accuses health care company of overcharging for medical records

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 27, 2019

BELLEVILLE — An East St. Louis woman is suing a health care company, alleging she was overcharged for medical records.

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