Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza, who serves as the panel's chairperson by statute, told the gallery that Wigginton would be arriving later. She also said that attorneys for the defendants - James Craney and Don Weber - were absent due to Weber's illness and Craney being called out of town.
Madison County jurors found for plaintiff Contegra Construction Company LLC in a fraud case concerning the construction of the Metro East Forensics Laboratory on March 10 after an eight-day trial in Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s court.
U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton has announced that he will resign effective Dec. 11. His press release issued today boasted of his accomplishments but neglected to mention the most sensational convictions he obtained.
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.
ST. LOUIS – Since asbestos cases have found their way back into federal courts across the nation, attorneys from both sides of the asbestos litigation field have agreed that litigating in district courts is nothing to be afraid of.
ByronMadison County’s asbestos docket has seen a number of judges on its road to becoming the epicenter for asbestos litigation in the U.S.The docket was first established in the mid-1980s with mass asbestos filings against local industries brought as a result of union-provided cancer screenings.Defense attorney Raymond Fournie of Armstrong Teasdale estimated that between 3,000 and 4,000 cases were
StobbsThe HarrisMartin Publishing company is hosting an asbestos conference in St. Louis next month with Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs scheduled to speak about the county’s growing asbestos docket.The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis on Sept. 18. It begins with welcoming remarks from co-chairs Amy E. Garrett of the plaintiffs firm Simmons, Hanly, Conroy