Suppose there was a popular restaurant in Springfield called Madigan's, it was so popular that they could charge top dollar for all their dishes, so popular that you couldn't get in without a reservation, and you couldn't get a reservation unless you were somebody or knew somebody, and even then you still had to slip the maître d' a C-note to get seated.
Roxana refinery defendants deny liability and argue that they complied with state laws in a former Roxana Junior High School teacher’s lawsuit alleging exposure to benzene.
According to attorneys with the Simmons firm, a rare Madison County asbestos trial settled for an undisclosed amount Sunday night. Jurors were dismissed Monday morning. The trial ended after just one day of testimony in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom. Crane Co. was the only remaining defendant at the time of trial.
Shell Oil Company claims a Roxana teacher’s lawsuit alleging exposure to benzene is insufficient and fails to make specific allegations.
Simmons Foundation gave $2.5 million to Columbia Univ. over four years; Simmons firm received 26 asbestos referrals over same period
On Nov. 30, jurors found former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver guilty of giving state funds to Dr. Robert Taub while making money on referrals from him. The Simmons Foundation in 2010 executed a contract with Taub's research center at Columbia University, pledging $3.15 million in five years.
Next round begins in lawyers' battle for billions; Tillery team seeks to restore Price, disqualify Karmeier
SPRINGFIELD – Lawyer Stephen Tillery wants all Illinois Supreme Court Justices except Lloyd Karmeier to consider restoring a $10 billion judgment he won against cigarette maker Philip Morris in 2003. On Nov. 17, Robert King of Tillery’s firm moved to recall a mandate the Court issued against the judgment in 2005. King also moved for Karmeier’s recusal or disqualification, citing an objective and reasonable public perception of his bias in favor of Philip Morris.
Former Simmons CEO testifies at Sheldon Silver trial; Testimony offers lesson on wealth produced by meso cases
NEW YORK CITY – John Simmons and his firm spend $15 to $20 million a year on advertising, his former chief executive testified at the criminal trial of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Nov. 10. Greg Kirkland testified that the firm employs about 200 persons, which would mean that the firm spends $75,000 to $100,000 per employee on advertising.
Spotlight on Simmons in NY corruption trial and in Hale v. State Farm; Sheldon Silver seeks Simmons' documents from referring physician
NEW YORK CITY and EAST ST. LOUIS – Actions that Alton asbestos lawyer John Simmons took six and 12 years ago have stuck him in the spotlight of a criminal corruption trial in New York and an $8 billion corruption claim in Illinois. In New York, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has served a subpoena for documents about Simmons in preparation for his trial, set to start on Nov. 2. Physician Robert Taub, who received the subpoena, told the court that Silver could get the documents from fede
Sheldon Silver corruption trial set to begin next month; Former NY assembly speaker drops key witness
NEW YORK CITY – Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, facing a corruption trial, won’t call to the witness stand a professor who blessed his cozy position in the asbestos firm of Weitz and Luxenburg. On Sept. 30, Silver abandoned his argument that Roy Simon of Hofstra School of Law exonerated him in a report to Weitz and Luxenburg. He declared he doesn’t intend to call Simon as an expert witness, relieving U.S.