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Husband and wife from St. Clair County sue over asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 16, 2018

A. St. Clair County mechanic accuses several companies of exposing him to asbestos during his employment.

Caterpillar, others negligent for using products with asbestos fibers, couple says

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of companies claiming the husband was exposed to asbestos during his career.

Man formerly employed by General Steel, Southwestern Bell alleges asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Lenzburg couple is seeking damages over allegations the husband's mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure during his career.

Fifth District: Lopinot should not have granted plaintiff new trial in Caterpillar defense verdict

By Record News | Jul 25, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot, who concluded post-trial that his errors spoiled an injury trial against heavy equipment maker Caterpillar, committed no error at all, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on July 21.

Alcoa Inc., CBS Corp., others named in representative's alleged asbestos death suit

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 24, 2017

BELLEVILLE – An Arizona man alleges his decedent died of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

Indiana trucking company argues Madison County has 'absolutely no interest' in Effingham injury claim

By Ann Maher | Jan 23, 2017

Ten civil cases arising from Madison and St. Clair counties will be argued at the Fifth District Appellate Court this week.

Man alleges he was denied employment based on consumer report

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 23, 2016

BENTON – A Greenville man has filed a class-action suit over denial of employment allegedly based on the consumer report about him.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 22-26

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Feb 16, 2016

Madison County Circuit Judges Ruth, Mudge, Crowder and Hylla have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Feb. 22-26.

Caterpillar CEO's warnings 4 years later: Illinois on downward slide as predicted

By Michael Lucci, Illinois Policy Institute | Feb 16, 2016

Illinois politicians ignored Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman’s 2012 plea for pro-growth reforms, and Illinois is the only state in the region to have lost manufacturing jobs on net over the last four years.

Madison County asbestos jury docket Nov. 30

By Carrie Gonzalez | Nov 23, 2015

The asbestos jury docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on Nov. 30 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Madison County civil docket Sept. 28-Oct. 2

By Carrie Gonzalez | Sep 22, 2015

Madison County Circuit Judges Mudge, Matoesian and Ruth have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2.

Asbestos exposure leads to court action

By Kirin Bashir | Aug 6, 2015

A St. Clair County woman is suing nearly 30 companies, alleging negligence in employees' exposure to asbestos.

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