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HEPLERBROOM: Varadachari Gets Defense Win in St. Clair County

By Press release submission | Apr 22, 2019

Bharat Varadachari recently obtained a defense verdict from a St. Clair County, Illinois, jury in a disputed liability case arising out of an automobile accident.

Yandle denies DOJ's motion to dismiss opioid 'false claim' suit alleging drug makers, CVS participated in kickback scheme

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 17, 2019

District Judge Staci Yandle denied the United States’ motion to dismiss an opioid suit for wasting the government’s time, which alleges drug makers and retailer CVS participated in a kickback scheme by providing free nursing and reimbursement support services.

Show some respect to Ed Hightower

By The Madison County Record | Mar 27, 2019

Low-income housing: good thing or bad thing? It all depends on your perspective. For persons with low income, low-income housing and rental units are not only good, but necessary.

Crane Co. substitutes Armstrong Teasdale as counsel in local asbestos cases

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 7, 2019

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.

Dugan partially grants motion to dismiss legal malpractice suit involving $780K Madison County jury verdict

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2019

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.

Class action vs Allstate over rates can continue; Company, not state, set rates, appeals court says

By Dan Churney | Jan 31, 2019

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.

Asbestos attorney Julian applies for Madison Co. judgeship; Critic says enough with Dems crowding bench - try 'diversity of thought'

By Ann Maher | Jan 22, 2019

Twelve area attorneys have applied for the associate judge position that opened after Sarah Smith was elected circuit judge in Madison County in November, including the co-founder of what has become a national asbestos law firm.

HeplerBroom elects five new partners at Edwardsville, Chicago and St. Louis offices

By The Madison County Record | Jan 16, 2019

Midwest litigation firm HeplerBroom has announced that Kevin Birkenmeier, Pamela Gamble, Charles Insler, Katie Jacobi, and Christian Willenborg, M.D., have been elected partners of the firm.

HEPLERBROOM: Heplerbroom elects 5 new partners

By Press release submission | Jan 15, 2019

Kevin Birkenmeier, Pamela Gamble, Charles Insler, Katie Jacobi, and Christian Willenborg, M.D., have been elected partners of HeplerBroom LLC.

HEPLERBROOM: Nickelson appointed to DRI Committee Leadership Position

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Dec 20, 2018

Rebecca Nickelson has been appointed Vice Chair of DRI’s Philanthropic Activities Committee.

Priest seeks to enforce settlement in man’s suit alleging sexual assault as a minor

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 2, 2018

A St. Louis priest filed a motion to enforce a settlement with a former parishioner who alleges he was sexually assaulted as a minor in the 1970s.

Sandberg Phoenix, attorneys argue legal malpractice suit over $785K verdict is deficient

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 25, 2018

An Edwardsville law firm and two attorneys seek to dismiss a former client’s legal malpractice lawsuit alleging negligent representation resulted in a $785,000 jury verdict in Madison County.

Illinois National Guard on standby to thwart foreign cyber attacks on election day

By Ann Maher | Oct 23, 2018

While a Russian hack into the state's voter database didn't alter election results in 2016, the threat of a more serious attack this year motivated Illinois election officials to partner with one of the most highly-trained cyber security forces around to deal in real time with potential breaches.

HEPLERBROOM: Three HB Partners Named Top 10 Downstate Lawyers

By Press release submission | Oct 21, 2018

HeplerBroom is proud to announce that three of its partners—Jeff Hebrank, Troy Bozarth, and Kathy Hodge—were named to Leading Lawyers’ list of Top 10 business lawyers in downstate Illinois.

HEPLERBROOM LLC: Co-Sponsors Illinois Environmental Seminar

By Press release submission | Oct 12, 2018

On November 9, HeplerBroom is co-sponsoring an environmental seminar titled “Illinois Water Laws and Regulations.”

HEPLERBROOM: Court Denies Plaintiff's Motion for Class Action Certification

By Press release submission | Oct 7, 2018

A federal court recently denied class action certification to a former medical school faculty member of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Madison County sees first asbestos trial of the year after docket update at HarrisMartin conference

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

One week before a rare Madison County asbestos trial began in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom, he was joined by asbestos attorneys to provide an update on Madison County’s asbestos docket at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference.

HEPLERBROOM: Hay and Oldenburg to speak to Dentists in Illinois and California

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Sep 13, 2018

Linda Hay and Anne Oldenburg will be the featured speakers at two upcoming dental industry seminars.

Supply company seeks to dismiss suit alleging truck driver died from dry ice

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 13, 2018

A Supply company argues that St. Charles County would be a more appropriate venue for a lawsuit alleging a truck driver died while transporting strawberries in dry ice.

HEPLERBROOM: Nickelson to speak at American Bar Association Meeting

By Press release submission | Aug 30, 2018

Rebecca Nickelson will be one of the featured panelists at the American Bar Association’s September 14 seminar, which is being held at Washington University School of Law.

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