EAST ST. LOUIS – Alton and its Mayor Brant Walker must defend a claim that they blocked Ed Hightower’s Sunnybrook apartment development for racial reasons, U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel ruled on Nov. 13.
BENTON - A federal court has largely found in favor of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and its chancellor in a case taken by a male student claiming he was treated unfairly following claims of sexual assault made against him.
BENTON - An insurance company does not have to defend or indemnify a now closed West Frankfort college facing $2 million in Departmernt of Education fines as a federal district court ordered default judgment in the plaintiff's favor.
A proposed “negotiation class” to settle all opioid litigation by U.S. cities and counties could be in deep trouble, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit considers an appeal of the order creating the controversial class and lawyers in two states with big claims urge their clients to opt out before a Nov. 22 deadline.
BENTON – Damage expert Michael Williams didn’t give Chrysler data behind a report for a class action because he expected Chrysler to replicate his work, class counsel Christopher Baucom argues at U.S. district court.
A racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against Central School District 104 in O'Fallon, a teacher and union official has been settled on the heels of a ruling which allowed the case to go forward.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The makers of an orthodontic pacifier sold at Target, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and other major retail stores is facing a lawsuit over allegations of deceptive packing and marketing because the products allegedly lead to dental issues.
PEORIA, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Residents from Illinois and Missouri have instituted a proposed class action suit against Hy-Vee after their debit cards were compromised in a data breach after making purchases at Hy-Vee gas stations and in-store restaurants.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - It was a stroke of good luck for Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio that U.S. District Judge Dan Polster selected them for the first bellwether trial out of thousands of other cities and counties that are blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Chief U. S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel ruled that Lisa Vandervelden, a client of Tom Keefe who alleges medical malpractice in three suits over one injury, must assert her claims in a single suit.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has warned his fellow AGs that a reported $50 billion settlement of opioid claims will fall apart unless the states demand tight controls on fees to private lawyers and make sure the rest of the money is directed toward programs designed to address the opioid crisis, instead of state general funds.