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Class seeks to unseal documents in $10 billion Hale v. State Farm action

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.

Husband's cancer caused by asbestos exposure, alleges suit against Ameron and others

BELLEVILLE — A couple has filed a lawsuit claiming the husband's cancer was induced by asbestos exposure.

Self-driving cars, thinking machines will test limits of tort law

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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.

Daughter names Buffalo Air, others in asbestos lawsuit after father's cancer death

BELLEVILLE — A daughter has filed a lawsuit alleging her father's cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure.

Husband and wife allege Flowserve, others didn't explain asbestos risks

BELLEVILLE — A couple claims a number of companies failed to warn about the dangers of being exposed to asbestos.

Suit against Honda, others alleges man's cancer diagnosis was due to asbestos exposure

BELLEVILLE — A widow is seeking damages, claiming her husband's cancer diagnosis was due to exposure to asbestos.

Belleville attorney files another 'unnatural' class action in St. Clair County

BELLEVILLE — Belleville attorney David C. Nelson filed another lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court alleging false all natural labeling in Kraft Heinz marinades and sauces.

Daughter sues American Honda Motor, Boeing, others after mother's cancer death

A daughter is suing a number of companies claiming they failed to warn her mother about the risks of asbestos exposure.

Couple accuses Anco Insulations of negligence after husband's cancer diagnosis

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Widow accuses Honda, others of not warning husband of asbestos risks

A widow is suing numerous companies whose products she claims included asbestos, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Widow alleges asbestos exposure from American Honda Motor Co., others' products caused man's lung cancer

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure while working at locations in Chicago and Northbrook.

Former employee alleges Jimmy John's noncompetition agreement violates antitrust laws

BENTON – A former Madison County Jimmy John's employee alleges the restaurant chain's anti-competitive behavior to restrict competition between franchises unfairly suppresses employee wages.

Calif. AG fears possible effects of union fees case at U.S. Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An amicus brief filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra argues public employees should have to pay union fees even if they fell that it contributes to political pandering.

Couple accuses Ameron International, others of negligence in asbestos suit

BELLEVILLE – A man formerly employed as a construction manager alleges his lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos while on the job.

Man alleges lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure from Formosa Plastics Corp., others' products

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges that his lung cancer was wrongfully caused by asbestos exposure.

Six Flags case could clarify requirements for biometric claims used in class actions

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CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A closely watched Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case could have bearing on Illinois' one-of-a-kind biometric privacy law after an appeals court ruled last month the plaintiff alleged no actual harm, an attorney who defends businesses against such cases said during a recent interview.

Turner Enterprises alleges it unknowingly purchased stolen construction equipment

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County business it was damaged when it purchased an excavator before knowing it had been stolen.

Condo association, realty company deny liability in suit alleging property had flooding problems

A Collinsville condominium association and a realty company deny liability in a property buyer’s suit alleging they failed to inform him that the property had drainage and flooding issues.

Man alleges exposure to asbestos from products by Goulds Pumps, others caused lung cancer

BELLEVILLE – A man has filed suit against several companies over allegations that exposure to asbestos from their products caused him to develop lung cancer.