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Transparency laws spreading across country; Some in asbestos ‘ground zero’ calling for reform

The Madison County Record Apr. 26, 2017, 7:46am

JACKSON, Miss. – Laws requiring asbestos plaintiffs to disclose separate claims against trusts of bankrupt companies have spread through 11 states in five years, most recently to Mississippi.

Contingency fees in opioid litigation raises question: Are suits warranted or to enrich private lawyers?

The Madison County Record Apr. 26, 2017, 6:55am

CONCORD, N.H. – In an addiction suit like the one St. Clair County filed against Purdue Pharma, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire must decide whether that state can retain private lawyers on a contingency fee basis.

The reason asbestos attorneys oppose transparency is obvious

The Madison County Record Apr. 25, 2017, 7:36pm

Legislation repeatedly introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to promote fairness and transparency in asbestos torts and trusts could become law this year.

Father of murdered son sues strip club for allegedly allowing patron to bring in firearm

The Madison County Record Apr. 24, 2017, 3:11pm

BELLEVILLE — A father is suing the man who shot and killed his son and Phillips-Garrett Inc. d/b/a Pink Slip Exotic Bar, alleging the establishment allowed the shooter to bring his firearm inside.

St. Clair Co.'s opioid suit appears to pick up where Chicago litigation has stalled

The Madison County Record Apr. 21, 2017, 5:47pm

St. Clair County’s suit alleging that pill makers addicted Illinois citizens to opioids for profit provides an answer to a Chicago judge who asked lawyers where the claim would go if it failed in his court.

NFL defeated St. Louis promoters’ lawsuit 20 years ago; New suit echoes the old one

The Madison County Record Apr. 18, 2017, 9:14am

Titans of 20th Century government lured the Rams football franchise to St. Louis on desperate terms, and a suit filed in the ‘90s to cover the resulting losses failed.

The sun is shining, and it's a dark day for asbestos plaintiff lawyers

The Madison County Record Apr. 18, 2017, 6:37am

Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they're feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can't get that Carole King tune out of their heads.

Herndon transfers suit alleging banks funded terror to NY

The Madison County Record Apr. 17, 2017, 2:19pm

U.S. District Judge David Herndon transferred to New York City a suit from attorney John Driscoll of St. Louis, claiming global banks financed terror attacks.

Mt. Vernon doctor accused of sexual assault during exam

The Madison County Record Apr. 17, 2017, 12:29pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Fayette County woman is suing a doctor, Shabbir Safdar, for alleged sexual assault during a physical examination.

More than half of St. Clair Co.'s precincts exceed limit of 800 voters; Turnout generally decreases in highly populated precincts

The Madison County Record Apr. 11, 2017, 3:18pm

Most St. Clair County voters suffer from a political disability because the county packs more of them into precincts than the law allows.

Read our lips: no new taxes!

The Madison County Record Apr. 11, 2017, 1:50pm

Three tax hike proposals went down to defeat in Madison and St. Clair Counties in the last election, but you can bet we haven't seen the last of them.

Cook County criminal court judge slain; police searching for shooter

The Madison County Record Apr. 11, 2017, 12:52pm

Chicago Police say they are continuing to investigate “around the clock” to find and “bring to justice” a man they believe responsible for gunning down a Cook County criminal court judge outside his home early Monday morning.

Glen Carbon police chief says his lieutenant was not involved in attack on Prenzler

The Madison County Record Apr. 6, 2017, 4:15pm

MADISON – No witness to the March 11 attack on Madison County board chairman Kurt Prenzler identified Glen Carbon police lieutenant Mark Foley as a suspect, according to Madison police chief Christopher Burns

Blacken the oval; No St. Clair County write-in candidates elected

The Madison County Record Apr. 5, 2017, 11:16am

None of the write-in candidates in St. Clair County were elected on Tuesday - and it was not even close.

What prompted attack on Prenzler? 'You need to know Madison County history'

The Madison County Record Apr. 4, 2017, 5:32pm

James Foley, whose son Matt Foley allegedly shoved Madison County board chairman Kurt Prenzler across a church hall so his father could insult him, failed to prove in court that Prenzler wronged him.

Vote fraud in St. Clair County? We're shocked, shocked!

The Madison County Record Apr. 4, 2017, 4:24pm

Maybe it's a high school class or sports team, or maybe it's a professional association or a seniors group. And maybe they're electing a leader or deciding how to spend membership dues or where to have a special event. So they take a vote.

Herndon clarifies Hale v. State Farm, opening door beyond $9 billion dispute

The Madison County Record Apr. 3, 2017, 6:53am

U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who last year certified an exact replica of a 20th Century class against State Farm in state court, now changes the order to make the class bigger.

Let’s see more people arrested for vote fraud

The Madison County Record Mar. 29, 2017, 9:21am

A loan officer, discovered to have embezzled more than a million dollars from customer accounts, was threatened with prosecution, but remained unruffled.

Rosenstengel denies plaintiff motion to sub regulatory expert for former FDA chief in upcoming Depakote trial

The Madison County Record Mar. 27, 2017, 7:55am

Former Food and Drug Administration director David Kessler can’t testify as an expert about regulation of seizure drug Depakote at a trial over birth defects, U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel ruled on March 17.

Court records yield more than a decade of troubles for Glen Carbon couple who died in murder-suicide

The Madison County Record Mar. 24, 2017, 6:09pm

Neither Madison County justice nor Christy Campbell held Justin Campbell accountable until Christy fatally shot him.