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Aviation services firm alleges damage due to defective equipment

BELLEVILLE – An aviation services firm has filed a lawsuit alleging that a defective device caused damage to an aircraft.

Refinery defendants deny liability in Roxana teacher’s benzene exposure suit

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.

Asbestos plaintiff attorney says there is no 'one size fits all' asbestos exposure, calls all exposures causative

During the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, asbestos attorneys from Husch Blackwell and the Simmons Firm discussed whether any asbestos exposure above background is causative, which is also known as the any exposure theory.

Deceased barge worker’s suit removed to federal court

MuellerColumbus McKinnon Corporation removes a suit alleging a barge worker was killed in a chain hoist accident to federal court.Timothy Sagez, on behalf of Jason Sagez, filed his Nov. 17 complaint against Columbus McKinnon, Katsuyama Kikai, Nitchi Company and National Maintenance & Repair Inc.According to the complaint, Sagez was employed at the National Maintenance & Repair floating dock

Olin seeks to dismiss claims against employees, says they are unfairly named in retaliatory discharge suit


Regions Bank seeks to dismiss lawsuit alleging woman only received $2,000 out of a larger settlement


Lawsuit alleging man was terminated from Olin after filing for work comp benefits removed to federal court

PericaA former Olin Corporation employee’s lawsuit alleging he lost his job after he filed for workers’ compensation benefits has been removed to federal court in East St. Louis.Defendant Olin Corporation filed the notice of removal on Dec. 5.It argues complete diversity of citizenship makes removal appropriate, claiming the plaintiff is a citizen of Illinois while it is a citizen of Virginia and Missour

MERS fires back at St. Clair County in class action; Says it accepted monetary benefits of mortgage system for 15 years