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Nursing home employee alleges unlawful use of biometric information

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 25, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A nursing home employee has filed a class action lawsuit against a Chicago-based nursing home operator for allegedly providing biometric data to third parties without consent.

New lawyer representing plaintiffs in Sauget pollution case; Will seek to invalidate $21 million settlement

By Record News | Feb 20, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Jacqueline Everson and Tyrha Dooley, who fired their lawyers for settling 11,256 pollution-related disease and property damage claims against Monsanto for $21 million, have retained attorney Greg Lathram of Collinsville.

Class action against footwear company alleges unlawful use of biometric information

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 19, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — An employee of a footwear company filed a class action lawsuit alleging employees' biometric information was collected and transferred to third parties without the employees' knowledge or consent.

Lawyers oppose motion to disclose wife of former federal judge will share $80 million fee

By Record News | Feb 18, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – Lawyers who settled a class action against State Farm for $250 million oppose a motion to disclose the fee for Trish Murphy, wife and law partner of former federal judge Patrick Murphy.

Ruth takes summary judgment under advisement in FOID card class action

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 14, 2019

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth took summary judgment under advisement in a class action alleging an additional $1 filing fee for FOID cards in Illinois is unlawful.

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Proponents of venue reform say out-of-state claimants have 'gamed' St. Louis city courts

By Record News | Feb 14, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Speaking for the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers in opposing a bill that would tighten jurisdiction over civil suits, injury attorney Brett Emison argued that cities produce better trials because jurors have time and resources to sit for weeks, whereas jury prospects in rural counties have to get their crops in.

Plaintiffs in mass pollution case agree to stay Cerro trial for Monsanto good faith finding

By Record News | Feb 12, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson has ordered Monsanto to move for a finding of good faith in its $21 million mass settlement of pollution claims.

Objector to $250 million State Farm settlement wants to know why wife of former federal judge is entitled to fees

By Record News | Feb 11, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – Class action objector Lisa Marlow of Tennessee, appealing an $80 million fee for class action lawyers who sued State Farm, wants to know how much attorney Patricia Murphy of Marion would get and why she should get it.

Yandle sets hearing for next month in 'false claim' opioid suit DOJ wants dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2019

District Judge Staci Yandle set a motion hearing for next month to address a U.S. attorney’s motion to dismiss an opioid suit against drug maker UCB and retailer CVS that he claims wasted the government’s time.

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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