ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.
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ST. LOUIS – Attorneys for both sides claimed the other fabricated science during closing remarks on July 11 after a month-long trial in a lawsuit in which 22 women allege the baby powder they used made by Johnson & Johnson gave them ovarian cancer.
EDWARDSVILLE – A defendant asked the Madison County Circuit Court on June 26 to deny reconsideration of an earlier decision to dismiss two cases for lack of jurisdiction in the state of Illinois in a lawsuit against a producer of talc used in Johnson & Johnson baby powder.
MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison Circuit Court Judge William Mudge who disallowed the defense to cross-examine a plaintiff who slipped and fell at a convenience store about a job offer he allegedly had to turn down because of the injuries from the fall.
A federal judge has denied a motion for class certification in a case stemming from allegations of a faulty auto part, according to a memorandum and order filed on June 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County's jail renovation project moved forward May 16 with the approval of a $14 million upgrade by the county board despite the opposition of its chairman and county administrator.
CHICAGO – Lawyers face a number of stress-inducing challenges in the performance of their work that can bring on severe depression and chemical dependency if left untreated, studies show.
Progressive tax increase proposal faces uphill battle; Meier says he's always been against 'money grab'
Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker is pushing a progressive tax increase plan for wealthier wage earners in the state and as Republicans line up against it, observers predicted the billionaire businessman’s attempt will be a tough sell.
EDWARDSVILLE – County clerks in Madison and St. Clair counties said finding judges to serve in primary and general elections is a constant need.
St. Clair County GOP chair says Rauner is the best candidate for governor; Ives campaign claims Rauner is unelectable
BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Republican chairwoman Barbara Viviano said only incumbent Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner can defeat Democrat contender J.B. Pritzker this November and that Rauner’s Republican challenger Jeanne Ives is unelectable.
MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court on Nov. 27 affirmed an earlier dismissal by the St. Clair County Circuit Court of a convicted killer’s claims that he was denied due process because he had been appointed an ineffective attorney.
The Fifth District Appellate Court on Nov. 1 denied an appeal by Robert Leyden to collect workers' compensation benefits after Leyden alleged he was injured in an on-the-job accident.
BENTON – A consumer who was suing Equifax Information Services LLC and the 1st National Bank of Omaha alleging that the financial institutions engaged in unfair and inaccurate reporting after the man’s debts had been cleared in a bankruptcy hearing has dropped his case.
MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court on Oct. 4 upheld the rejection of the appeal of a man seeking annulment of a court order that had committed him as a sexually violent person, ruling that allegations he did not have the mental capacity to understand the proceedings against him were groundless.
ST. LOUIS - Mary Ann Wymore, an attorney with the St. Louis-based firm of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC, has joined the mediation panel of the U.S. Arbitration & Mediation (USA&M), a leading provider of legal mediation and arbitration services.
EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville attorney Ron E. Foster of Walton Telkin Foster has received the AV preeminent recognition of Martindale Hubbell award, presented in recognition of the highest ethical standards and legal abilities.
MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a verdict denying a Belleville property owner's fraud claims against State Farm Insurance Co. regarding a fire-damaged property.
EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois ruled Sept. 6 that a manufacturer and seller of auto-related components Toyota Boshoku America Inc., doing business as Toyota Boshoku of Illinois LLC, be allowed time to file an answer to an amended complaint made by a woman who alleged she was wrongfully terminated by the company.
Federal judge denies adding defendants to coal mine suit, saying it was attempt to defeat jurisdiction
EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois declined a request to add additional defendants to a lawsuit seeking damages for a man killed in a coal mine accident, saying it was an attempt to remand the case from federal jurisdiction to an Illinois state court.
EDWARDSVILLE – The message local civil rights leader Bobby Collins hopes to impart to people who read his new book titled “No Excuses, Biography of Bobby Collins,” is one of motivation, hope and courage.