ST. LOUIS – Attorneys for both sides claimed the other fabricated science during closing remarks on July 11 after a month-long trial in a lawsuit in which 22 women allege the baby powder they used made by Johnson & Johnson gave them ovarian cancer.
BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her husband died after being bitten by spiders at their rental property and that their landlords failed to exterminate the property.
BELLEVILLE – A former laborer and roofer alleges he developed cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos during his career.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The third season of the wildly popular show "Billions" premiered in March with a mention of an oddly arcane subject: asbestos bankruptcy trusts. The dialogue coming out of the mouth of prosecutor Chuck Rhodes, played by Paul Giamatti, becomes a little less mysterious when you look at who wrote it, however.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.
An individual is suing Bechtel Corporation, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company and several other companies for alleged negligence.
Appeal judges mull 'troubling' questions on potential fallout from $3M verdict vs GSK over lawyer's suicide
With one judge saying he found “troubling” the potential harm to patients from decreased incentives for drug makers to develop new breakthrough medications, a federal appellate panel in Chicago hashed out some of the legal questions surrounding the appeal of jury’s verdict ordering GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 million to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide, and whose family has accused the pharmaceutical company of failing to warn that a generic version of its drug Paxil could raise a patient’s risk of suicide.
Trial lawyer panel: Plaintiffs' lawyers adapting strategies to fit post-BristolMyersSquibb legal landscape
While the U.S. Supreme Court's Bristol Myers Squibb ruling has resulted in some big wins for businesses targeted by the plaintiffs' bar, new strategies and theories deployed by plaintiffs' lawyers may be blunting the further impact of that decision, despite high hopes from some it would largely thwart the ability of out-of-state plaintiffs to sue out-of-state defendants in a favorable court forum.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Class action lawyers preparing for a $10 billion trial against State Farm want jurors to see 106 documents that the insurer has classified as confidential.
BELLEVILLE — A couple claims the husband incurred medical expenses after being diagnosed with cancer.
BMW Constructors, others allegedly included asbestos in products despite allegedly knowing about its harmful effects
Two individuals are suing BMW Constructors Inc., Certain-Teed Corporation and several other companies for alleged negligence.
BELLEVILLE — A couple has filed a lawsuit claiming the husband's cancer was induced by asbestos exposure.
EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing Alton Memorial Hospital and health care providers for allegedly failing to diagnose an adrenal gland infarction, causing a patient's death.
The wife of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton has petitioned for divorce in Madison County Circuit Court citing irreconcilable differences.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Self-driving cars, machines that teach themselves how to operate and home digital assistants that can enter into legally binding contracts are all either on the market now or soon will be. So the next question is: Whom do you sue when they run amok?
JIB complaint against Duebbert says he gave false statements to police and board involving murder investigation
BELLEVILLE – The Judicial Inquiry Board filed a complaint against St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert Thursday, alleging he provided false and misleading information to police that contradicted his testimony regarding a phone he loaned to murder suspect David E. Fields.
Madison County GOP chair calls for more political diversity on bench; Says it will help shed ‘judicial hellhole’ reputation
Madison County GOP chairman Jeremy Plank has called for the appointment of more Republicans at the Third Judicial Circuit to more closely reflect the county’s “political landscape” and to help shed its reputation as a “judicial hellhole.”
BELLEVILLE — A daughter has filed a lawsuit alleging her father's cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure.
BELLEVILLE — A couple claims a number of companies failed to warn about the dangers of being exposed to asbestos.
BELLEVILLE — A widow is seeking damages, claiming her husband's cancer diagnosis was due to exposure to asbestos.