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

The Madison County Record Aug. 4, 2015, 4:29pm

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

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 23, 2015, 7:09am

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.

Manufacturers warn of economic damage to Illinois if Justices restore $10 billion Price verdict

The Madison County Record Feb. 4, 2015, 3:22pm


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

Steve Korris Oct. 4, 2010, 2:11am

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

Steve Korris Aug. 12, 2010, 3:45am

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

Kelly Holleran Apr. 26, 2010, 6:00am

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

Kelly Holleran Dec. 3, 2009, 2:16am

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

Amelia Flood Sep. 29, 2009, 11:13am

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

Amelia Flood Aug. 13, 2009, 10:47am

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

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 7, 2008, 5:37am

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

Steve Gonzalez May 16, 2008, 3:00am

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

Ann Knef Mar. 25, 2008, 9:47am

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

Steve Gonzalez Feb. 13, 2008, 10:32pm

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

Ann Knef Nov. 20, 2007, 5:00am

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

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 9, 2007, 7:00am

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

Steve Korris Mar. 8, 2007, 5:56am

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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