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ARMSTRONG TEASDALE: Attorneys Named Litigation, Labor & Employment Stars by Benchmark Litigation

By Press release submission | Dec 12, 2018

Armstrong Teasdale proudly announces Litigation Partners Maureen Bryan, Robert Kaiser, Tyson Ketchumand Thomas Weaver have been ranked in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Man beaten on E. St. Louis train platform's stairs can sue transit agency; No tort immunity: Appeals panel

By Scott Holland | Dec 11, 2018

A downstate appeals court determined a St. Louis area transit agency can’t shield itself from a lawsuit brought by a man who was beaten on a train platform’s staircase on his way to board a train.

Court: 'Poorly written' policy means State Farm on hook for $4M for 'stacked' fleet vehicle coverage

By John Sammon | Dec 7, 2018

A state appeals court has ruled a man injured in a car accident could claim up to $4 million in underinsured motorist coverage under his employer's policy, rather than $250,000, because his employer maintained a fleet of 16 vehicles, and the total policy should include the full fleet, not just one car at a time, because the policy was "poorly written" and "ambiguous."

THOMPSON COBURN: Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2019

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Thompson Coburn is proud to announce that the firm has elected seven attorneys to partnership, effective January 1, 2019.

THOMPSON COBURN LLP: Anita Mauro named a 2018 Chicago Notable Minority Lawyer

By Press release submission | Nov 20, 2018

Chicago partner Anita Mauro has been named a 2018 Notable Minority Lawyer by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Appeals panel: Federal judge can't order Cook Courts Clerk to provide immediate access to new lawsuits

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 13, 2018

A federal appeals panel has tossed out a Chicago federal judge’s order requiring Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown to provide immediate public access to all civil lawsuits filed in the county, saying the judge was wrong to intervene in the matter both because the state courts had not been given the chance to weight in and because the appellate judges doubted delaying access to filed lawsuits violated anyone’s constitutional rights.

Appeals panel: Ameren wrong to fire worker for lawfully having concealed firearm in car at work

By Cook County Record | Nov 9, 2018

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has said a federal judge in central Illinois was wrong to rule against an Ameren employee who the company says was fired for violating a workplace violence policy, after he allegedly made threats and kept a concealed firearm in his vehicle while at work.

AT&T call center workers hit employer with class action, claim were shorted OT pay

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 1, 2018

A group of employees who work at an AT&T call center have filed a lawsuit against the telecommunications company over allegations they were not paid for overtime work.

Abbott Labs can't move out-of-state plaintiffs' Depakote effects lawsuits out of Cook County: Appeals panel

By DM Herra | Oct 4, 2018

Abbott Labs can't move out-of-state plaintiffs' Depakote effects lawsuits out of Cook County: Appeals panel

Ex-Willowbrook residents allege emissions from Sterigenics facility caused health problems

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 26, 2018

Two former Willowbrook residents allege they and others have suffered permanent health problems as a result of emissions from an industrial plant in which medical devices and other items are sterilized.

Judge: Plaintiffs' lawyers could face sanction for ignoring key precedent in debt collection case

By Dan Churney | Sep 19, 2018

Saying a plaintiff’s attorneys' actions stood as an “egregious violation” of conduct rules, potentially punishable by sanction, a Chicago federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a collection agency, which alleged the agency tried to mislead a debtor with an allegedly bogus offer to settle their debt by a certain date.

Appeals panel: Parents can sue paint makers for kids' lead screening costs, even though covered by Medicaid

By Dan Churney | Sep 11, 2018

A Chicago appellate court has overturned a lower court’s dismissal of a class action by parents who wanted paint companies to pay for mandatory tests of their children to see if the children had lead in their blood, finding the parents still hold the right to sue the companies, even though Medicaid footed the bill.

Judges nix consumer antitrust vs steelmakers; Production chain too complex to undergird sprawling class action

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 7, 2018

While noting the plaintiffs had presented statements which could indicate price-fixing activity, a federal appeals panel has refused to melt down a lower court’s decision to slice up a potentially massive class action lawsuit accusing U.S. steelmakers of conspiring to jack up prices for raw steel.

THOMPSON COBURN LLP: Norma Jackson joins Thompson Coburn as Director of Diversity and Inclusion

By Press release submission | Sep 5, 2018

Thompson Coburn is proud to announce that Norma Jackson has joined the Firm as Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS E. KENNEDY III L.C.: Lawsuit against City of Murphysboro, IL

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

On May 7, 2018, the Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy, III, L.C. filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against the City of Murphysboro, Illinois and two members of the Murphysboro Police Department under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Judge refuses try by St. Louis Billy Goat Chips maker to dismiss Chicago Billy Goat's trademark suit

By Scott Holland | Aug 9, 2018

In an ongoing battle of the Billy Goats, a federal judge this week gave a win to the iconic Chicago side, saying the Billy Goat Tavern can continue with its trademark infringement lawsuit against a St. Louis snack chip maker.

State Farm accuses Ryobi, Home Depot over fire allegedly caused by snow blower

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 26, 2018

An insurance company and representative of Daphne Williams is suing One World Technologies Inc., doing business as Ryobi Power Tools, and The Home Depot Inc., citing alleged strict product liability and negligence.

THOMPSON COBURN LLP: 44 Thompson Coburn attorneys included on Super Lawyers lists for Washington D.C., Southern California and Illinois

By Press release submission | Jun 22, 2018

Another 2018 edition of Super Lawyers has been released, and 44 attorneys have made the publication’s lists.

Justice P. Scott Neville takes oath of office, seat on state Supreme Court

By Cook County Record | Jun 15, 2018

P. Scott Neville has taken his seat on the state’s high court, replacing Justice Charles Freeman, the state’s first African American Supreme Court justice, who has retired.

Judge tanks ex-MWRD cops' lawsuit over termination because they broadcast private convo on IL State Police frequency

By Robert Davis | May 2, 2018

A federal judge has squelched a lawsuit brought by two former Metropolitan Water Reclamation District police officers, who said their rights were violated with the MWRD fired them after the Illinois State Police informed their employer a private conversation between the two officers was broadcast over the state police's secure radio frequency.

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