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MAYER BROWN: Nine Mayer Brown lawyers named “Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyers of the Year”

By Press release submission | Aug 28, 2018

Mayer Brown announced today that nine lawyers have been named “Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyers of the Year” in the following categories and cities.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown boosts white collar, investigations, sanctions and export control capabilities in London with double partner hire

By Press release submission | Jul 29, 2018

Global law firm Mayer Brown announced today that Sam Eastwood and Jason Hungerford have been appointed as partners in the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Philip Morris rejects Caperton comparison to Price; Defense responds to Tillery in $10.1 billion tobacco case

By The Madison County Record | Dec 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers who claim a U.S. Supreme Court decision disqualifies Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier from a case involving Philip Morris miss their mark, according to Philip Morris.

Philip Morris argues $10.1 billion 'Price' case should never have been certified; Byron 'swept under the rug' individual issues, lawyer argues

By The Madison County Record | Jan 15, 2015

OdorizziSPRINGFIELD – Supreme Court Justices who reversed a $10 billion judgment against Philip Morris 10 years ago without resolving most of the issues in it should take up those issues now that the case has returned, Philip Morris argues.The cigarette maker pleaded for full review on Jan. 7, in a brief challenging a Fifth District appellate court decision that reinstated the judgment last year.Michelle

High court voids $3.9 million jury award; overturns two appellate court rulings

By Bethany Krajelis | Sep 21, 2012

Freeman Saying that a moving train presents an obvious danger, the Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a $3.9 million jury award against a trio of railroad companies.

Hearing set for Tuesday in decade-old case over 'light' and 'low tar' cigarette labeling

By Bethany Krajelis | Aug 15, 2012

Ruth Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth will hear arguments next week over a petition seeking relief from the Illinois Supreme Court's dismissal of a $10.1 billion verdict in the class action lawsuit brought against Philip Morris in 2000.

Ruth resets Tillery tobacco hearing to Aug. 21

By Christina Stueve | May 22, 2012

Tillery Attorney Stephen Tillery is arguing that a judgment in favor of cigarette maker Philip Morris was "fundamentally flawed," because it was based on "false facts advanced by Philip Morris at every step in this litigation."

SBC Global claims ESL school district failed to pay for $686K in services

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 19, 2011

Gill An Internet service provider has filed suit against the East St. Louis School District, alleging the district did not pay for installation services provided.

Second hand asbestos exposure case set for oral arguments; Expanded liability on the line in Simpkins v. CSX

By Steve Korris | Sep 8, 2011

Tauber SPRINGFIELD – Cynthia Simpkins pleads she'll lack a remedy for her late mother's injuries if the Illinois Supreme Court rejects her claim of second hand asbestos exposure against CSX Transportation, but CSX found she settled 13 other claims in the same suit.

O'Fallon attorney involved in FELA case at U.S. Supreme Court pleased with 5-4 outcome

By Amelia Flood | Jun 29, 2011

Marcus O'Fallon attorney Bob Marcus respectfully disagrees with a dissent written by United States Supreme Court Justice John Roberts that implies "the sky's the limit" for plaintiffs in Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) cases.

Illinois Supreme Court deciding 'take home' asbestos case; CSX says if allowed would create 'unlimited universe' of plaintiffs

By Steve Korris | Mar 22, 2011

Reitz SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Supreme Court Justices must decide whether to allow claims that asbestos caused disease in families of workers who brought fibers home on their clothing.

Stack gives final go-ahead to Big Sky settlement; lawyers to get $7 million in fees

By Amelia Flood | Jul 12, 2010

Stack A seven year-old class action against AT&T ended Monday as a Madison County judge gave the final approval to its $21 million settlement.

Final approval hearing for Big Sky settlement set Monday

By Amelia Flood | Jul 8, 2010

Stack Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack is set to give the final go ahead to a $21 million settlement in a long running class action suit brought by small business owners against AT&T.

Stack approves $21 million Big Sky settlement, attorneys get $7 million

By Amelia Flood | Mar 26, 2010

Stack Attorneys in a seven year-old class action case that stemmed from previous litigation over telephone overcharges will walk away from the case with $7 million in fees.

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