A two-year legal battle over Illini Corp.'s poison-pill policy has ended in the Springfield, Ill., company's favor.

Macoupin County Judge Thomas Carmody last week dismissed two shareholder lawsuits against Illini, the $169 million-asset parent of Illini Bank. The suits, filed in 1998, questioned whether Illini could bar individual shareholders from owning more than 10% of its stock.

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