U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


Recent News About U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois View More

Appeals panel: Federal judge wrong to deny Boeing military contractor defense in asbestos suit

By Dan Churney | Dec 17, 2018

A Chicago federal appeals court has overridden a downstate federal judge, who sent an ex-Boeing worker’s asbestos suit against the company back to state court, saying the case belongs under federal jurisdiction because Boeing claims the federal government was in control of its bomber production and knew the danger of asbestos was involved.

Appeals panel: Attorneys didn't do enough to merit fees topping amount paid to plaintiffs in junk fax suit

By DM Herra | Aug 2, 2018

A federal appeals court rejected a request for attorney’s fees that exceeded the amount paid to claimants in a quickly settled lawsuit over faxed ads, as judges faulted the attempt by plaintiffs’ lawyers to lay claim to one-third of a potential settlement amount, rather than basing their fee request on the actual deal.

Appeals court rules card-issuing banks can’t sue retailer directly for losses from retailer's data breach

By DM Herra | Apr 17, 2018

A federal appellate court upheld a lower court’s ruling that banks whose customers’ information was compromised in a grocery store data breach cannot recover losses directly from the retailer.

The Record Network