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Judge approves $250 million State Farm settlement; Says plaintiffs likely would not have prevailed at trial

By Record News | Dec 14, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who designated Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness for a trial accusing him of corruption, now admits jurors might have trusted him.

Suit alleges Cigna Group Insurance denied benefits

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 27, 2018

BENTON — A woman is suing her insurance company for allegedly denying her long-term disability benefits.

Hotel housekeeper sues for unpaid overtime

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 23, 2018

BENTON — A housekeeper is suing Fidelity Commercial, doing business as the Baymont Inn, claiming the hotel operator violated the Fair Labor Standards Act in regards to workers' compensation.

From Legal Newsline

Time running out for lawyers suing opioid industry to show specific proof

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 20, 2018

The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has given plaintiffs a stark choice on a tight deadline: Hand over evidence of specific prescriptions they believe were improper or lose the right to present such evidence forever.

Gleeson, Cruse and Emge respond to ICJL questionnaire on range of topics

By Ann Maher | Oct 16, 2018

Voters in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit - St. Clair, Monroe, Perry, Randolph and Washington counties - will be asked in next month's election whether circuit judges Andrew Gleeson (chief judge), Zina Cruse (at large judge) and Daniel Emge (Washington County resident judge) should be retained - yes or no.

Companies did not warn about asbestos, couple says

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 4, 2018

A Houston couple claim several manufacturing companies did not properly warn them about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Suit alleges manufacturers never warned about asbestos dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 27, 2018

Nearly two dozen manufacturing companies face a lawsuit from a man claiming asbestos caused his cancer.

Former St. Clair County aircraft mechanic files lawsuit over asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 16, 2018

A former aircraft mechanic blames a handful of companies for exposing him to asbestos and causing health problems.

Reagan rejects nationwide uConnect class action, but certifies Illinois, Missouri, Michigan claims

By Record News | Jul 12, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Belleville city attorney Brian Flynn can’t lead a class action for Chrysler owners nationwide but can lead an Illinois class, Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan ruled on July 5.

Woman alleges exposure to asbestos during construction career caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A former construction worker alleges that exposure to asbestos during her career caused her to develop cancer.

Former Merrill Lynch financial adviser alleges she was not given share of profits

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A financial adviser alleges her former employer made fraudulent misrepresentations regarding compensation and benefits.

Belleville resident blames asbestos manufacturers for late father's mesothelioma

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman alleges her late father developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos during his life.

Clifford will treat Chief Justice Karmeier as hostile witness in upcoming Hale v. State Farm trial

By Record News | Jun 26, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Attorney Robert Clifford of Chicago plans to call Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness in a civil racketeering trial against State Farm in September.

Herndon grants plaintiffs’ move to put Hale discovery in public domain; State Farm calls it a media ploy to manufacture stories

By Record News | Jun 11, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Discovery documents in a $10 billion suit against State Farm belong in the public record, U.S. District Judge David Herndon ruled on June 11.

Husband incurred medical expenses due to cancer diagnosis, St. Clair County lawsuit alleges

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple alleges companies didn't warn workers about the effects of asbestos exposure to the husband's health.

CBS, others accused of not warning of asbestos risks

By Lhalie Castillo | May 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A former laborer claims he developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos fibers during his career.

Widow alleges in suit against Crane, others that husband's cancer due to asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | May 4, 2018

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

Son sues Crane, Formosa over father's cancer death

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — An estate administrator is suing a number companies, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence following his father's death due to cancer.

Widow seeks more than $50K in suit over husband's cancer death

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 10, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing a number of companies, claiming they failed to warn her husband about the risks of working with asbestos.

Couple names Crane, others in asbestos suit after husband's cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 10, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of companies claiming the husband's cancer is related to asbestos exposure.

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