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Madison County's top asbestos filers bring the most out of state claims

By Ann Maher | Mar 22, 2017

Analysis of the top five jurisdictions across the country where out of state plaintiffs go to file their asbestos claims shows that Madison County circuit court, unsurprisingly, carries a high percentage of them.

Oral arguments heard in Ford's jurisdictional appeal; Sides point to Daimler for guidance

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 19, 2016

Oral arguments were heard in the Fifth District Appellate Court on Ford Motor Company’s jurisdictional challenge in a Florida asbestos plaintiff’s lawsuit filed in Madison County Circuit Court.

No response from Democratic Fifth District Appellate Court candidates on Fair Courts Now campaign; 41 percent of Judge Weber’s contributions from same firms

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 31, 2016

It’s been two weeks since the Fair Courts Now committee was formed to run attack ads against Republican candidates for the Fifth District Appellate Court, and Democratic candidates have yet to provide a response to the negative campaign.

And the winner of this year's Asbestos Derby is . . .

By The Madison County Record | Sep 28, 2016

Madison County's asbestos court retains its title in 2016 as the most active docket in the country, with the number of new cases filed through June 30 up 10 percent. Win, place, or show, asbestos attorneys will be in the money. The odds for anyone else are a million to one.

Trial bar contributions factor big in Democratic challenge to first term Congressman Bost

By Ann Maher | May 23, 2016

Asbestos, mass tort and personal injury attorneys near and far factored heavily in Democrat C.J.

Madison County asbestos filings total 1,224; Only 6 percent filed on behalf of Illinois residents

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 23, 2016

Madison County saw 1,224 asbestos cases filed in 2015, just over what was projected for the year but down from case filings in 2014.

Pohlman introduces new software for asbestos case filing

By Anna Aguillard | Nov 6, 2015

By the end of the year, court reporting and litigation services company PholmanUSA hopes that all Madison County asbestos cases will be able to be accessed through the company’s new webtool, MyDocFileServe.

Madison County case filings expected to level out

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 29, 2015

During a presentation at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference on Sept. 18, asbestos attorney Marcus Raichle, Jr. projected that total filings for the year would be approximately 1,118 - which would be down from the previous year in which 1,300 cases were filed. 

Fox Creek subdivision denies liability and counter sues builder of attorney’s sinking $1.1M home

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 18, 2015

Fox Creek subdivision defendants deny liability and countersue a builder accused of constructing a Madison County asbestos attorney’s $1.1 million home was built atop fill dirt in Edwardsville.

Builder of asbestos attorney’s $1.1 million sinking home counter sues Fox Creek subdivision

By Heather Gvillo | Jun 16, 2015

The builder accused of constructing a Madison County asbestos attorney’s $1.1 million home atop fill dirt is counter-suing the construction company and Fox Creek subdivision defendants.

More asbestos claims filed in St. Louis Circuit Court

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 26, 2012

Thompson Another 18 asbestos lawsuits have recently been filed in St. Louis Circuit Court.

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