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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.

Rosenstengel dismisses class action against Chrysler over alleged sludge

By Record News | Mar 27, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – U. S District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel dismissed a class action complaint over Chrysler warranties on March 18, and questioned her jurisdiction over a remaining claim of consumer fraud.

Proposed class action claiming State Farm depreciated labor, materials in ACV calculation heads to Fifth District

By Record News | Mar 26, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – The Supreme Court has ordered the Fifth District appellate court to let State Farm appeal a decision of Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge in a potential class action.

Tech firm accused of saving biometric data without employee's consent

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 22, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — An employee is suing a technology business, alleging her fingerprints were saved without her consent.

From Legal Newsline

Multidistrict litigation swamps courts as rules struggle to catch up; Is reform on the way?

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 21, 2019

Multidistrict litigation – sprawling cases sometimes involving thousands of plaintiffs from all over the country – now represents more than half of the civil caseload in federal courts, according to a new survey, yet defendants complain the rules governing them are largely judge-made and haphazardly enforced.

Lawyer against Just for Men seeks to keep jurisdiction in Southern District of Illinois

By Ann Maher | Mar 19, 2019

BENTON – To preserve jurisdiction over 8,655 claims of injury from Just for Men hair dye, John Driscoll of St. Louis proposes to treat four defendants as one.

Subpoena hangs over Uconnect class action; Lead plaintiff seeks records from friend at dealership

By Record News | Mar 6, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – Belleville city attorney Brian Flynn trusted the Federico family to sell him a Jeep but served a subpoena for their records after one of them wouldn’t help him find plaintiffs for a class action against Chrysler.

Paraquat suit against Syngenta, BIPA class action against nursing home land in Hoerner’s court

By Record News | Mar 5, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Rookie Associate Judge Kevin Hoerner holds in his hands two cases that other St. Clair County judges turned loose like hot potatoes.

Rosenstengel denied dismissal in suit alleging workers were not given proper termination notices

By Charmaine Little | Mar 4, 2019

BENTON. -- District judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied a motion to dismiss filed by two companies sued in a class action alleging they negated their workers' proper termination notices.

From St. Louis Record

Merger of St. Louis city-county would dissolve court where mass litigation has taken root

By Record News | Mar 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS - Merger of St. Louis city and county would shut down one of the nation’s most wide open courts, as the 22nd Judicial District would cease to exist under the current “Metro City” merger plan.

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