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Refinery defendants deny liability in Roxana teacher’s benzene exposure suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 22, 2016

Roxana refinery defendants deny liability and argue that they complied with state laws in a former Roxana Junior High School teacher’s lawsuit alleging exposure to benzene.

Ameren denies liability and alleges wrong name in man's electrocution suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 8, 2016

Ameren denies liability in a man’s lawsuit alleging he was injured when the backhoe he was operating struck an electrical line.

Steven Wallace joins HeplerBroom

By The Madison County Record | Feb 23, 2016

Attorney Steven Wallace has joined HeplerBroom’s banking and financial services team in its Edwardsville office.

Belleclair Fairgrounds Park denies liability in man’s suit alleging collapsed chair

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 9, 2016

The Belleclair Fairgrounds Park claims a man caused his own injuries when his chair allegedly collapsed.

Insurance company removes 'payback' suit alleging it backed out of safe driver program

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 2, 2016

According to the complaint, Sentry has offered the payback program and payback agreement since 1986 to persuade safe drivers to purchase its insurance with the promise that if a driver remained claim-free for five years, the defendant would start to refund them half of their earlier paid premiums and would continue to do so for each claim-free year.

HeplerBroom attorneys named 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

By The Madison County Record | Jan 26, 2016

Several HeplerBroom attorneys were selected as Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2016.

Madison County asbestos trial ends in settlement with Crane Co.

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 25, 2016

According to attorneys with the Simmons firm, a rare Madison County asbestos trial settled for an undisclosed amount Sunday night. Jurors were dismissed Monday morning. The trial ended after just one day of testimony in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom. Crane Co. was the only remaining defendant at the time of trial.

Medical manufacturer denies lability over alleged faulty pain pump

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 1, 2015

A medical manufacturer alleges a patient was fully aware of the risks when she agreed to use a pain pump that allegedly malfunctioned.

HeplerBroom included in U.S. News & Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firms' rankings

By The Madison County Record | Nov 23, 2015

U.S. News & Best Lawyers has included HeplerBroom in both the metropolitan and national rankings of its 2016 “Best Law Firms.”

Meghan Kane joins HeplerBroom as associate

By The Madison County Record | Nov 23, 2015

Meghan C. Kane has joined HeplerBroom in its Edwardsville office as an associate attorney. Kane focuses her practice on complex business litigation matters, including toxic torts.

Stobbs rules MC asbestos court lacks personal jurisidction over Texan defendant; Murco's joint compound blend also did not contain asbestos

By The Madison County Record | Nov 4, 2015

Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs dismissed a Texas defendant from an asbestos suit on Oct. 20, for lack of jurisdiction. He entered an order in favor of Murco Wall Products six days after a hearing. “Defendant Murco maintains that they did not conduct business or make sales of products manufactured by Murco to the state of Illinois and the plaintiff offers insufficient evidence that it did,” Stobbs wrote.

Glen Carbon shopping center removes trip and fall case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 3, 2015

A Glen Carbon shopping center removed a customer’s lawsuit alleging she fell on uneven steps to federal court.

Chiropractor seeks to transfer suit alleging broken bones from treatment

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 26, 2015

A chiropractor accused of breaking a patient’s bones during a treatment seeks to transfer the case to Saline County.

Man claims woman started fight at Knights of Columbus with ‘unprovoked’ attack on another woman

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 20, 2015

A man accused of assault and battery at the Cahokia Knights of Columbus argues that the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by her “unprovoked” attack on another woman.

HeplerBroom attorneys named to 'Super Lawyer' and 'Rising Star' lists

By The Madison County Record | Oct 16, 2015

HeplerBroom has announced that five attorneys have been nominated for the 2015 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, and seven attorneys have been nominated for the Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars.

Guntli and French join HeplerBroom as associate attorneys

By The Madison County Record | Oct 10, 2015

Timothy Guntli and Nathaniel French have joined HeplerBroom LLC as associate attorneys. Guntli is based in the firm's St. Louis office.

Hale attorneys must produce communications back to '05; State Farm seeks info for statute of limitations argument

By The Madison County Record | Oct 7, 2015

EAST ST. LOUIS – Lawyers who claim State Farm corrupted Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier must reveal communications with researchers back to 2005, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams ruled on Sept. 28. Williams denied a claim of work product privilege for 34 documents that State Farm requested for its defense in an $8 billion racketeering suit.

Local leaders want voters to decide whether to dissolve debt-ridden CARD

By Ann Maher | Oct 1, 2015

Under the weight of $45 million in long term debt, local leaders want voters to decide whether to dissolve the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) and have its assets managed locally.

Permanent grief claims in trooper widow's wrongful death case open door to discovery

By The Madison County Record | Sep 30, 2015

HILLSBORO – Sarah Deatherage, widow of state trooper Kyle Deatherage, must testify about her dating and social life, Montgomery County Circuit Judge Douglas Jarman ruled on Sept. 17. He ordered her to answer questions she wouldn’t answer in June, at a deposition for her suit against the owners and the driver of a truck that hit her husband.

Lowe’s denies liability in trip and fall suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 29, 2015

Lowe’s denies liability in a customer’s personal injury lawsuit alleging he was injured when he tripped over a lumber cart.

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