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Opioid lawyers say settlement may hinge on forcing plaintiffs into class action

By Dan Fisher | Sep 28, 2018

A settlement binding all potential plaintiffs may be the only practical way of ending nearly 2,000 lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of addictive opioid painkillers, said plaintiff lawyers attending a conference on opioid litigation this week.

Trial to be set after dispositive motions decided in Madison County bid-rigging suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 20, 2018

Fayette County judge J. Marc Kelly pushed back a hearing to set a trial date in a suit involving an alleged Madison County bid-rigging conspiracy until after motions to dismiss and for summary judgment are decided.

Defendant accused in bid rigging scheme responds to plaintiffs’ motion to set a trial date

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 13, 2018

Auctioneer James Foley, who is accused of participating in a bid-rigging conspiracy with former Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon, argues that a hearing should be postponed until the plaintiffs establish a class notice plan and respond to numerous motions seeking summary judgment

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.

Too many peanuts and not enough 'real' nuts in Walgreen's mixed nuts, class action claims

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 12, 2018

Walgreen Company faces a class-action lawsuit from a customer who alleges the pharmacy chain misrepresented the amount of peanuts in its bags of mixed nuts.

State Farm could have argued other companies wanted Karmeier on court because of asbestos, class actions

By Record News | Sep 11, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon gave class action lawyers many tools to damage Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier and State Farm, but on the eve of trial he opened a hole in the class’s armor.

Hale v. State Farm settles for $250 million

By Ann Maher | Sep 4, 2018

State Farm and plaintiffs have agreed to settle protracted RICO litigation for $250 million on the opening day of what was expected to be a long-running trial at federal court in East St. Louis.

Wood River faces class action lawsuit over property liens

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 24, 2018

Wood River city officials did not properly serve property owners when recording liens against their land, a new lawsuit claims.

Class action over Chrysler's uConnect technology stayed pending appeal

By William Sassani | Aug 8, 2018

A federal judge put a class action lawsuit against Chrysler on hold pending appeal.

Consumer accuses Ocean Spray Cranberries of false advertising

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 6, 2018

Ocean Spray Cranberries' cranberry juice continas sugar and preservatives despite a label advertising otherwise, a St. Clair County woman claims in a class action lawsuit.

St. Clair County resident accuses Ginger Ale maker of false merchandising practices

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 30, 2018

A St. Clair County resident seeks class action status over her claims that Canada Dry Ginger Ale is not made with real ginger.

Class action against insurers over interest on work comp payments continues

By John Breslin | Jul 17, 2018

A federal court refused to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging insurance companies unlawfully withheld interest on payments for services provided through workers' compensation.

Reagan rejects nationwide uConnect class action, but certifies Illinois, Missouri, Michigan claims

By Record News | Jul 12, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Belleville city attorney Brian Flynn can’t lead a class action for Chrysler owners nationwide but can lead an Illinois class, Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan ruled on July 5.

Woman files class action over Luv N' Care's 'all natural' teething gel

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 10, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman filed a class action alleging infant teething gel is falsely marketed as "all natural."

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