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J&J talc trial wraps up: Attorneys accuse each other of fake science in closing arguments

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

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.

Widow alleges husband died after being bitten by spiders at Freeburg rental property

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 26, 2018

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.

Former laborer files negligence suit against asbestos product manufactures

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 22, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A former laborer and roofer alleges he developed cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos during his career.

From Legal Newsline

Art imitates life: 'Billions' describes six-figure, part-time jobs on asbestos trusts

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 7, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

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.

Bechtel Corporation, others allegedly failed to warn man about dangers of asbestos fibers

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

An individual is suing Bechtel Corporation, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company and several other companies for alleged negligence.

From Cook County Record

Appeal judges mull 'troubling' questions on potential fallout from $3M verdict vs GSK over lawyer's suicide

By Dan Churney | May 31, 2018

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.

From Cook County Record

Trial lawyer panel: Plaintiffs' lawyers adapting strategies to fit post-BristolMyersSquibb legal landscape

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 30, 2018

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.

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

By Record News | May 22, 2018

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.

Suit filed in St. Clair County says man responsible for medical bills after cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

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

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

Two individuals are suing BMW Constructors Inc., Certain-Teed Corporation and several other companies for alleged negligence.

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

By Lhalie Castillo | May 4, 2018

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

Alton Memorial, doctor allegedly failed to diagnose adrenal gland infarction

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 26, 2018

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.

Wife of former U.S. Attorney seeks divorce in Madison County

By Ann Maher | Apr 24, 2018

The wife of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton has petitioned for divorce in Madison County Circuit Court citing irreconcilable differences.

From Legal Newsline

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

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 20, 2018

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 19, 2018

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

By Ann Maher | Apr 16, 2018

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.”

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 11, 2018

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

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