A frequent target of asbestos litigation, Crane Co. appears to have substituted counsel with a St. Louis asbestos defense firm in all of its local pending asbestos cases in early January.
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Dugan partially grants motion to dismiss legal malpractice suit involving $780K Madison County jury verdict
Madison County Circuit Judge David Dugan granted in part an Edwardsville law firm and two attorneys’ motion to dismiss a former client’s legal malpractice lawsuit alleging negligent representation resulted in a $780,000 jury verdict.
In a split decision, an Illinois appeals panel has stripped Allstate Insurance of its defenses against a class action, which alleged the company unfairly billed long-term auto policyholders more than it charged new ones, saying Illinois insurers can’t protect their rates from lawsuits, because their rates are not controlled by the Illinois Department of Insurance.