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Simmons among firms chosen to represent Cook County in opioid litigation; Partner Hanly selected to lead plaintiffs in MDL

CHICAGO - Cook County, the second largest county in the U.S., has added its name to the ever-growing list of local governments demanding the makers of some of the most prescribed opioid painkillers pay out, saying the companies owe big money for costs the county has incurred in treating painkiller addiction and dealing with its aftermath at the county’s hospitals and other institutions.

Lawyers competing for lucrative opioid litigation go before county Judiciary

Lawyers competing to represent Madison County in lucrative contingency fee litigation against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs touted their experience to members of the Judiciary Committee meeting on Friday.

Grain company alleges horse feed manufacturer failed to make payments

EDWARDSVILLE — A grain and field bean company is suing a horse feeds manufacturer for allegedly failing to make payments.

Alexander County sues opioid manufacturers over drug addiction, overdose

EAST ST. LOUIS — Alexander County joins the opioid lawsuit wave sweeping across the nation by suing drug manufacturers and distributors for allegedly contributing to opioid overdose and addiction. 

Premcor Refining Group sues over contamination cleanup in Hartford

BENTON – A corporation alleges that it has spent more than $51 million cleaning contamination caused by a refinery in Hartford.

Wife seeks $10 million, alleging husband was enticed to spend marital money

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman seeks more than $10 million in compensation after another woman enticed her husband to use the couple's marital money for the defendant's benefit.

Woman seeks default judgment against debt collector for demanding payment on paid bill

A woman seeks default judgment against a debt collector for allegedly demanding payment on a medical bill that was paid by her health insurer in 2012.

Towing service seeks to dismiss class action alleging excessive fees

A Wood River towing service seeks to dismiss a customer's class action over alleged excessive fees, arguing that the plaintiff is a member of a proposed class in a similar lawsuit.

Developer claims Trivers and Morrissey built faulty apartment complexes

EDWARDSVILLE — A real estate development firm is suing a design firm, and a construction company for allegedly completing faulty work on an apartment complex.

First Bank claims Wallco Properties and its guarantor defaulted on loan

BELLEVILLE — A bank is suing Wallco Properties LLC and Mark A. Wallman, alleging the corporation and its guarantor failed to pay back a loan.

Ruth denies motion to stay proceedings in suit over Essure implant

In a lawsuit alleging the Essure implant is defective, Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied a motion to stay proceedings pending the Fifth District Appellate Court’s jurisdiction decision in a Madison County asbestos suit.

Dog owners allege girl provoked dog in attack

A Troy couple alleges a Collinsville girl provoked their dog before she was allegedly attacked and bit.

Judge Yandle remanded a lawsuit alleging Essure is defective

District Judge Staci Yandle remanded a lawsuit alleging the Essure implant is defective after concluding that diversity jurisdiction and federal question jurisdiction are lacking.

Third quarter reports for Fifth District Appellate Court start to roll in; Weber leading in contributions

While funding for Fifth District Appellate Court campaigns does not yet rival previous contested campaigns, contributions to candidates are beginning to pour in just as third quarter reports are due.

Judge Ruth denied Phillips 66’s motion to dismiss suit alleging contaminated property

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied several Phillips 66 defendants’ motion to dismiss a man’s suit alleging the companies contaminated his property.

Student living facility accuses buyer of fraud

EDWARDSVILLE — An Edwardsville student living facility is suing a buyer, alleging fraud and unfair competition.

Companies seek to dismiss contamination lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction, exceeding statute of limitations

Companies accused of contaminating a man’s property seek to dismiss the suit for exceeding the statute of limitations and lack of jurisdiction.

Yahoo TCPA ruling in NDIL sets 'disturbing' precedent, critic says; Former judge Callis represent plaintiffs in similar SDIL case

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch contends that a federal court ruling allowing a group of Sprint customers to proceed with a class action lawsuit against Yahoo sets a disturbing precedent. 

More than 300 Madison County asbestos cases set for trial this week settle

Each of the 316 asbestos cases set for trial this week in Madison County have settled.