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BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Former Senior In-House Tax Executive Lawrence Zlatkin Joins Baker McKenzie

By Press release submission | Mar 18, 2019

Attorney Lawrence Zlatkin has joined Baker McKenzie's North America Tax Practice as Counsel, bringing more than 25 years of experience with sophisticated tax planning and transactional tax work.

Woman sues over mesothelioma diagnosis

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 15, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A couple is suing Ameron International and dozens of other users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

Texas man alleges dozens of users of asbestos products caused mesothelioma

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Texas husband and wife are suing Ameron International and dozens of others users of asbestos products, alleging negligence.

HUSCH BLACKWELL: Nine Husch Blackwell Attorneys Selected for 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Nine attorneys from Husch Blackwell’s Chicago office have been named to the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

TRESSLER LLP: Tressler's 2019 Illinois Rising Stars: Cloyd, Harvey, Wilkins

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

We are proud to announce that Tressler attorneys Reginald Cloyd III, Shannon Harvey and Stacey Wilkins have been selected as 2019 Illinois Rising Stars.

Asbestos products manufacturers accused of negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 29, 2019

A couple is suing Bechtel Corporation, et al., asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

From Cook County Record

IL Supreme Court: No actual harm needed to sue businesses for scanning fingerprints, other biometric IDs

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 25, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court says an Illinois privacy law doesn’t require plaintiffs to prove they were actually harmed before suing businesses and others who scan and store their fingerprints or other so-called biometric identifiers. And the decision will give a green light to dozens of class action lawsuits already pending against businesses of all sizes in the state’s courts, with even more likely to follow.

Widow sues asbestos products manufacturers, claims negligence led to husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 25, 2019

A widow is suing American Honda Motor Co., et al., asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Son sues asbestos products manufacturers after father's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 25, 2019

A deceased man's son is suing Ameron International Corporation, et al., asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

JIB convenes next month in Duebbert case; Four other St. Clair Co. judges have faced discipline

By Record News | Jan 23, 2019

CHICAGO – St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert will face a commission with the power to reprimand, censure, suspend, or remove him on Feb. 27.

Wigginton faces another DUI charge; Former U.S. Attorney arrested Dec. 31 in Edwardsville

By Ann Maher | Jan 9, 2019

Former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton will appear before a Madison County judge next month to face another driving under the influence charge.

From Cook County Record

People suing Google over facial geometry scans of photos must prove real harm, not just 'feel aggrieved': Judge

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 2, 2019

Saying the plaintiffs bringing the action must show how they were actually harmed, a Chicago federal judge has closed the window on a class action lawsuit accusing Google of violating an Illinois privacy law by automatically creating and storing face scans of people in photos uploaded to its Google Photos service.

Alma man alleges leukemia from toxic exposure

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 31, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — An Alma couple is suing numerous companies, alleging their products contained volatile organic compounds, or VOC.

From Legal Newsline

Opioid plaintiffs: A small percentage of pill shipments were 'suspicious.' Or maybe it's nearly all of them

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 14, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Forced to identify opioid prescriptions they say were “suspicious” and never should have been shipped, Ohio cities and counties came up with a rough estimate. Very rough.

Wrongful death suit filed against long-term care facility

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 12, 2018

BELLEVILLE — An estate administrator is suing the operators of a long-term care facility, alleging a patient died due to negligent care.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership

By Press release submission | Dec 10, 2018

Husch Blackwell announced that 25 attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2019.

From Pennsylvania Record

Pennsylvania opioid litigation in chaos as plaintiff lawyers fight over control

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 26, 2018

MEDIA – Opioid litigation in Pennsylvania appears to be in chaos as a prominent law firm has withdrawn from a leadership position on the plaintiff side and unions and the county surrounding the city of Allentown fight efforts to consolidate all lawsuits in a single court.

From Cook County Record

IL Supreme Court questions whether mom must prove 'harm' to sue over teen's Six Flags fingerprint scan

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 20, 2018

Illinois Supreme Court justices appeared to take a dim view of assertions by a lawyer for Six Flags that a mother can't sue the theme park operator after the company required him to scan his fingerprints to use his park season pass, even though she had not provided consent.

Suit alleges man died from lung cancer caused by asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 19, 2018

The son of a contractor accuses several manufacturers of exposing his father to asebestos.

Suit alleges lung cancer caused by asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 16, 2018

A couple accuse several manufacturers of exposing them to asbestos.

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