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Widow alleges husband's lung cancer caused by asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 4, 2018

A widow accuses several manufacturing companies of failing to warn her husband about the toxic effects of asbestos.

Madison County woman sues A.O. Smith, others after father's leukemia death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County resident claims her father was exposed to products containing benzene.

Seventh Circuit orders trucking company to pay $200K sanction in Cahokia pollution case

By The Madison County Record | Aug 4, 2015

CHICAGO – Rogers Cartage must pay $200,000 for litigating a claim it had already settled over pollution in Cahokia, appellate judges of the Seventh Circuit decided. On July 27, they affirmed a sanction that former district judge Patrick Murphy imposed on the trucking company in 2013. Their decision apparently nailed down the last detail of litigation that the U.S.

Asbestos plaintiff should have power to choose venue, St. Louis district judge rules

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 23, 2015

The St. Louis federal court remanded a maritime asbestos lawsuit, concluding that the plaintiff should have the right to choose which venue tries the case.

40 corporations settled benzene case before Simmons' plaintiff took on 3M and lost at trial

By Steve Korris | Oct 4, 2010

Simmons Forty corporations that bargained their way out of a Madison County benzene exposure suit left 3M standing alone to show they should have resisted instead.

St. Eve upheld by 7th Circuit in dismissing Shell gas class

By Steve Korris | Aug 12, 2010

St. Eve CHICAGO – U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve of Chicago correctly denied a class action over gasoline prices, Seventh Circuit appeals judges ruled on July 30.

Couple claims they lost farm after following lawyer's advice

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 26, 2010

A couple is claiming they lost their farm and a lawsuit after following their lawyer's faulty advice.

29 new asbestos cases filed in Madison County Nov. 16-20

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 3, 2009

Thompson A total of 29 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Nov. 16 through Nov. 20. The following complaints were filed:

Defendants dropping out of benzene suit

By Amelia Flood | Sep 29, 2009

Crowder The list of defendants in an Arkansas man's suit over his alleged benzene-related illness is shrinking.

Judge Crowder's benzene trial continued

By Amelia Flood | Aug 13, 2009

Crowder The case of a former dairy worker who claims his illness is the result of benzene exposure decades ago is set for trial Aug. 17 at 9 a.m.

Arkansas man brings benzene suit in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 7, 2008

Dwayne Davenport of Arkansas has filed suit against 18 defendant corporations, alleging he developed myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) after being exposed to benzene.

ConocoPhillips says benzene suit doesn't make a link

By Steve Gonzalez | May 16, 2008

ConocoPhillips filed a motion to dismiss a benzene complaint alleging it contains insufficient facts and pleads numerous legal conclusions without a factual basis.

Madison County benzene suit names 28 corporations

By Ann Knef | Mar 25, 2008

The widow of a laborer claiming her spouse died from a disease caused by benzene exposure has filed suit against 28 corporations in Madison County Circuit Court.

TV ad informs laborer of benzene link to disease

By Steve Gonzalez | Feb 13, 2008

Had it not been for a television advertisement, laborer Steve Ivkovcic may not have known the reason he developed acute myelogenous leukemia was because of benzene-containing products he was exposed to at work.

Aromatic amines exposure claimed in suit against major oil cos., others

By Ann Knef | Nov 20, 2007

A Kentucky barge worker diagnosed with bladder cancer filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court claiming he was exposed to aromatic amines and aromatic amine-containing products over the course of a 30-plus year career.

Tennessee man files asbestos suit in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Jul 9, 2007

A Tennessee man suffering from mesothelioma filed an asbestos suit in Madison County Circuit Court June 27, claiming his disease was wrongfully caused.

Exxon Mobil and Shell say plaintiffs don't claim injury in proposed MTBE class

By Steve Korris | Mar 8, 2007

Judge Hylla In the sixth year of a proposed class action suit against Exxon Mobil and Shell Oil over groundwater contamination, the oil companies assert that plaintiffs have not even claimed they suffered injuries.

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