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Alleged asbestos exposure prompts lawsuit

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 31, 2018

A truck mechanic blames several manufacturing companies for exposing him to asbestos.

Man loses appeal from St. Clair County murder case

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 29, 2018

The Fifth District Appellate Court upheld a first-degree murder conviction against a man who challenged the verdict over his fitness to stand trial.

Benzene product manufacturers face lawsuit from Pike County laborer

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 26, 2018

A former Pike County farmer and mechanic blames seven manufacturers of benzene-related products for causing his leukemia and other health problems.

Appeal fails, father loses parental rights

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 23, 2018

A St. Clair County father lost his attempt to overturn a lower court's ruling revoking his parental rights.

GREENBURG TRAURIG LLP: 11 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Greenberg Traurig, LLP issued the following announcement on Aug. 15.The 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Americarecognized 11 attorneys across seven practice areas from Greenberg Traurig, LLP’sPhiladelphia office.

Woman alleges lung cancer from secondary exposure to asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 2, 2018

Several manufacturers face a lawsuit brought by a couple claiming exposure to asbestos.

Couple alleges John Crane, others failed to warn of asbestos hazards

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A husband and wife allege the man's lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos during his life and employment.

Appellate court affirms lower court’s order to continue treatment for man convicted of first-degree murder

By Sandra Lane | Jul 5, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed a ruling of St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida in remanding a man convicted of murder to the custody of the Department of Human Services for continuing treatment.

NCC Business Services accused of using deceptive debt collection practices

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 18, 2018

BENTON — A woman claims she was damaged when a business used deceptive debt collection practices.

Dow Chemical Company, others allegedly failed to warn individual about the dangers of asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

An estate administrator is suing the Budd Company, Dow Chemical Company, John Crane Inc. and several other companies for alleged negligence.

Widow alleges husband exposed to asbestos in St. Clair County lawsuit

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow has sued a number of companies claiming her husband was exposed to asbestos fibers.

From Legal Newsline

Mom of victim: Ultimatum from lawyer, paternity test led to regrettable settlement with Tony Stewart

By Ann Maher | May 5, 2018

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The mother of a race car driver killed nearly four years ago by famed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart says she felt cornered into settling her wrongful death lawsuit by her high-profile lawyer who threatened to abandon the case if it went to trial – an allegation disputed by the attorney.

From Legal Newsline

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 9, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits - a complex task given parallel investigations and litigation by state attorneys general and potentially conflicting goals of private attorneys and their government counterparts.

Appellate court upholds Crowder in family dispute over IRA funds

By Ann Maher | Feb 8, 2018

The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder in a family's dispute over ownership of a deceased man's retirement account valued in excess of $500,000.

FACTA objector alleges 'reverse auction' collusion between plaintiff and defendant in Lopinot’s court

By Record News | Feb 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot rushed settlement of a class action against retailer Body Shop, granting conditional approval in 20 days and final approval in two months.

From Legal Newsline

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Seats at the opioid litigation table are rearranged; Simmons partner loses spot on executive committee

By Record News | Jan 16, 2018

CLEVELAND – District Judge Dan Polster ordered plaintiff lawyers in national opioid litigation to rearrange seats at the table after a protest against the original executive committee rung out from West Virginia.

Alton and Southern Railway alleges CSX owes it more than $4M

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 27, 2017

BENTON – An East St. Louis railroad company alleges CSX Transportation failed to pay for holding charges.

Server alleges termination after refusing to give manager prescription opioid

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 21, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A Fairview Heights woman alleges she was retaliated against and eventually terminated by her restaurant chain employer after she refused to give a managing partner her prescription medication.

Man sues PNC Bank alleging wrongful garnishment

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 17, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A St. Louis man alleges his bank account was wrongfully garnished after a judgment was filed against his soon-to-be former wife.

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