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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.

Kathryn Modeer joins HeplerBroom's Edwardsville office

By Kacie Whaley | May 30, 2017

Attorney Kathryn L. Modeer joined HeplerBroom's Edwardsville location, focusing on complex, multi-party civil cases and class actions. 

Summary judgment granted in part, denied in part in asbestos attorney's suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 16, 2017

Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison granted in part and denied in part a construction company and contractor’s motion for summary judgment in an asbestos attorney’s lawsuit alleging mold and water infiltrated his $775,000 Troy home.

St. Clair County jury awards man $2,600 in suit alleging theft and failure to pay

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 3, 2017

A St. Clair County jury awarded a man $2,605.44 in an arbitration case alleging various counts of damage, theft and failure to pay. 

Potato chip maker wants class action over sugar tossed from court

By Dee Thompson | May 1, 2017

Inventure Foods Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by two plaintiffs who allege the defendant's Boulder Canyon potato chips contain sugar and the label is deceptive.

Herndon clarifies Hale v. State Farm, opening door beyond $9 billion dispute

By Record News | Apr 3, 2017

U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who last year certified an exact replica of a 20th Century class against State Farm in state court, now changes the order to make the class bigger.

Customer alleges lacerated thumb from crossbow

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 31, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A Kettering man is suing Barnett Outdoors LLC and seller Gander Mountain Co. alleging breach of implied warranty and consumer fraud for an injury allegedly related to the use of a crossbow.

HeplerBroom attorneys named to Best Lawyers list

By Chandra Lye | Mar 19, 2017

Nine lawyers from HeplerBroom LLC have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Ruth denies motion to stay proceedings in suit over Essure implant

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 14, 2017

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.

HeplerBroom creates specialty practice to fight online security issues

By Chandra Lye | Feb 10, 2017

Edwardsville-based HeplerBroom has created a specialized practice group dedicated to helping organizations navigate cyber threats, data security breaches and data protection issues.

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