CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Asbestos Claimants Committee (ACC) seeks to dismiss Bestwall LLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition, arguing that the debtor is holding asbestos claimants “hostage” while delaying a bankruptcy resolution after it requested an estimation of asbestos liabilities.
Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan granted a St. Louis law firm and two attorneys’ request to certify the question of whether or not punitive damages are recoverable in a legal malpractice suit alleging negligent representation resulted in a $785,000 jury verdict for former Midwest Sanitary Service employee Paul Crane Jr.
Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan dismissed a lawsuit against asbestos plaintiff firm Gori Julian & Associates after the firm argued that it could not have breached a contract that ended by its own terms and conditions.
Madison County public defender John J. Rekowski said at a Judiciary Committee meeting that three days of DNA testing have been completed on evidence found in the master bedroom of an Edwardsville couple who were stabbed to death in March.
MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison County Chief Judge William Mudge’s order denying transfer in a legal malpractice suit alleging a medical malpractice case was negligently voluntarily dismissed.
The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts announced Friday that attorney Veronica Armouti has been appointed an associate in the Third Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy left when former judge Jennifer Hightower was not reappointed to the bench.
After the United States unsuccessfully urged U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle to alter her order denying dismissal in an opioid false claim suit, several drug makers and retailer CVS now seek dismissal arguing that the False Claims Act precludes the action.