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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."

Seventh Circuit allows class action objector to target side bargains

By Record News | Jul 3, 2018

CHICAGO – Ted Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness can pursue a claim that phony objectors cheated a class, U.S. Seventh Circuit judges ruled on June 26.

Clifford will treat Chief Justice Karmeier as hostile witness in upcoming Hale v. State Farm trial

By Record News | Jun 26, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Attorney Robert Clifford of Chicago plans to call Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness in a civil racketeering trial against State Farm in September.

Consumer claims Hudson River Foods products are falsely advertised as natural

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 25, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County woman alleges a brand of baking goods is not all natural as advertised.

Yandle denies class certification in suit alleging faulty part from AutoZone

By John Sammon | Jun 13, 2018

A federal judge has denied a motion for class certification in a case stemming from allegations of a faulty auto part, according to a memorandum and order filed on June 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Lawyers to get 75 percent of $9.8 million whistleblower suit against K-Mart; Tillery's take - $5.7 million

By Record News | Apr 24, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel awarded three fourths of a $9.8 million settlement to lawyers who sued failing retailer K-Mart.

Rosenstengel dismisses truckers' proposed class action involving work comp premiums

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 23, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has dismissed a case against Jones Motor Co. Inc. and Zurich American Insurance Co.

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