Armstrong Teasdale News

Asbestos defense attorneys weigh in on FACT Act: ‘Nobody should be against transparency’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 20, 2015

Asbestos defense attorneys in Madison County say that a bill designed to target asbestos litigation abuse may not have a significant effect on the nation’s busiest asbestos docket.

Difference in litigating asbestos cases in federal court? They have to be 'worked up,' lawyers say

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 25, 2014

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.

Asbestos litigation exploded under Byron's watch; Docket designed to 'beat defendants into submission,' critic says

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 5, 2014

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

Stobbs to speak about Madison County's asbestos docket at conference next month

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 20, 2014

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

Former Wal-Mart employee’s lawsuit removed to federal court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 19, 2013

A lawsuit filed by a former Wal-Mart employee terminated for allegedly stealing cakes was removed to federal court on Nov. 8.

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