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Suit alleging casino’s complimentary coffee caused injuries is voluntarily dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 2, 2018

A woman alleging she was burned when she spilled complimentary hot coffee on her hand at Argosy Casino has voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit.

The Corner Tavern says drunk patron’s fall was self-inflicted while being thrown out by bartender

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 20, 2018

An Edwardsville tavern argues that an intoxicated customer caused his own injuries when he fell while being escorted from the premises by the bartender.

Plaintiff admissions in Hale v. State Farm pinned mostly on one out of 18 lawyers; Trial set May 7

By Record News | Jan 30, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Lawyers preparing for a $9 billion racketeering trial against State Farm, under orders to admit or deny statements, pinned almost all their admissions on one lawyer and a class of plaintiffs who lost a case in 2005.

Farmers Insurance Exchange claims Madison County insurance agent misappropriated information

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 26, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County insurance agent is alleged to have used confidential information to switch customers to competitors while working as a contractor for an insurance company.

IADC to hold legal writing and advocacy seminar in Edwardsville

By The Madison County Record | Jan 26, 2018

The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel is presenting a legal writing and advocacy seminar on Feb. 15 at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville.

HeplerBroom expands with three new partners in Edwardsville, Chicago offices

By Laura Halleman | Jan 26, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – HeplerBroom has elected three partners to join its Midwest litigation firm.

Supply company denies liability in suit alleging man died while transporting strawberries in dry ice

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 17, 2018

A supply company denies liability and seeks to dismiss a wrongful death suit alleging a truck driver died from transporting strawberries packed in dry ice.

Suit alleging thumb injury from crossbow dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 10, 2018

A Rural King customer alleging he injured his thumb while using a crossbow he purchased from the store has dismissed his claims against the defendants.

Man denies liability in suit alleging he stabbed another man on Christmas in 2015

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 4, 2018

A man accused of stabbing a Godfrey man in the neck on Christmas in 2015 says the plaintiff's own negligence caused his alleged injuries.

HeplerBroom law firm ranked a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

By Angela Underwood | Dec 12, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – HeplerBroom LLC was included on the Best Law Firm list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. 

Tillery opposes transfer in suit involving minor league baseball class action

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 20, 2017

In its response to Advanced Analytical’s motion to dismiss or transfer, Korein Tillery argues that a forum clause written into a contract with the research contractor and two economists is voidable due to fraud in a suit involving a minor league baseball class action.

Advanced Analytical seeks to dismiss Tillery’s suit involving minor league baseball class action, cites BMS decision

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 26, 2017

A research contractor and two economists being sued by Korein Tillery for allegedly failing to complete a study on minor league baseball players seeks to dismiss the St. Clair County class action, arguing that Massachusetts is an appropriate venue, but also requests to transfer the case to Sangamon County.

Missouri court of appeals knocks out $72 million talcum powder verdict against J&J

By Ann Maher | Oct 17, 2017

ST. LOUIS - A $72 million talcum powder verdict leveled against Johnson & Johnson last year has been vacated by a state appeals court.

Simmons, HeplerBroom attorneys discuss Madison County asbestos litigation environment at HarrisMartin conference

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 21, 2017

Asbestos attorneys with the Simmons Firm and HeplerBroom discussed what they called “myths” and “facts” of the history of the Madison County asbestos docket.

Tillery suit involving minor league baseball wage class action is remanded to St. Clair County

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 18, 2017

BENTON - Senior District Judge Phil Gilbert remanded a Korein Tillery suit alleging a research contractor failed to complete a study intended for use in a possible wage class action involving minor league baseball players.

Stobbs, attorneys discuss settlement changes at HarrisMartin conference following updated Madison County standing order

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 12, 2017

Roughly one year after Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs updated the court’s asbestos Standing Case Management Order, attorneys on both sides discussed the effects of the new rules at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference.

St. Clair County jury reaches defense verdict in suit alleging security officers tackled man

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 5, 2017

A St. Clair County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Securitas Security Services USA Inc. on Aug. 30 in a suit alleging a man was injured when he was tackled and handcuffed by security officers after leaving the East St. Louis Schnucks pharmacy.

Seminar for attorneys on choosing expert witnesses set for Chicago on Sept. 7

By John Sammon | Aug 30, 2017

CHICAGO – An instructional seminar hosted by the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) will advise attorneys on how to pick expert witnesses to back up their client’s defense.

HeplerBroom attorneys named to Best Lawyers list

By Olivia Olsen | Aug 22, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – Fifteen HeplerBroom attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers in American list for the 2018 edition. 

Manufacturers seek to dismiss bus driver's suit alleging benzene exposure

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 8, 2017

Several manufacturers seek to dismiss a man’s suit alleging his wife died as a result of benzene exposure while working as a bus driver, arguing that the complaint fails to allege specific facts.

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