BENTON – Andrew Kane, who alleges retaliation in the office of Madison County state’s attorney Tom Gibbons, wants jurors to know that a harassment complaint cost former supervisor Kevin Hendricks his job.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Economist Mark Dwyer violated confidentiality by helping economist Russell Lamb estimate damages in a class action, the National Milk Producers Association alleges in U.S. district court.
After the United States unsuccessfully urged U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle to alter her order denying dismissal in an opioid false claim suit, several drug makers and retailer CVS now seek dismissal arguing that the False Claims Act precludes the action.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Stepping forcefully into a debate that has been brewing since private lawyers first started recruiting local governments to sue the opioid industry, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and the National Association of Attorneys General have urged the federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation to reject a proposed “negotiation class” consisting of every city and county in the country.
BENTON – United Fire and Casualty, defending a suit over settlement decisions among lawyers, moved to disqualify an expert who didn’t graduate from college and hasn’t worked in the insurance industry for 43 years.
CHICAGO – For a suit claiming St. Clair County tried to frame Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert for a felony, Chief Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Seventh Circuit chose a man who witnessed the end of the Korean War at the border.
A former Chicago lawyer, one of the principals at Prenda Law and one of the masterminds behind a scheme to secure millions of dollars in settlements as part of a shakedown targeted at those downloading online porn, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
BENTON -- A Missouri plaintiff seeks $55 million in compensatory and punitive damages from former Belleville police officer Christopher Coulter, Belleville police chief William Clay and the city of Belleville, alleging she was assaulted by the former officer.
CHICAGO – U.S. Senior District Judge Phil Gilbert correctly ended an injury suit after an expert who called a machine dangerous couldn’t explain how to make it safer, Seventh Circuit appellate judges ruled on July 2.