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Husband and wife sue asbestos product manufacturers following cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 8, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing asbestos products manufacturers Albany International Corp., Cleaver-Brooks and Mount Vernon Mills Inc., claiming that the defendants did not warn employees about the potential that the products could cause cancer.

Dana Companies, others accused of negligently exposing man to asbestos fibers

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 8, 2018

Two individual are suing Dana Companies, Genuine Parts Co., Maremont Corp. and several other companies for alleged negligence.

Couple seeks over $50K from Uniroyal, others in asbestos lawsuit

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing numerous companies, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Cleaver-Brooks, others didn't detail asbestos risks, complaint alleges

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple have filed a lawsuit claiming the husband's lung cancer was wrongfully caused.

Couple seeks damages in asbestos lawsuit against Goulds Pumps, others

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A number of companies have been named in a lawsuit alleging a man's cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

Suit claims Blackmer Pump, others didn't explain how to safely work around asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 11, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Two people are accusing a number of companies of not warning about the risks of working around asbestos.

Woman sues Texaco and others over deceased husband's alleged asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 22, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband was exposed to asbestos during his employment, which led to him developing cancer and causing his death.

Buffalo Air Handling, others named in asbestos injury suit by couple

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A husband and wife have filed suit against several companies over allegations exposure to asbestos from their products caused the husband to develop lung cancer.

Local radio personality/candidate disavowed by GOP lashes out at being censured

By Ann Maher | Feb 26, 2018

Radio personality and Republican candidate for state Senate Bob Romanik said on air today that he didn't "give a damn" about action the county GOP organization took last week in condemning his candidacy.

Gori and O'Brien want to veto opposing counsel

By The Madison County Record | Feb 21, 2018

What if you could object to your opponent's counsel on any pretext? It would be simple enough to show, for instance, that said counsel was biased in his own client's favor.

Bestwall objects to claimants' effort to bump its counsel; Asbestos lawyers say GP's firm is conflicted

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 19, 2018

Bestwall LLC, a unit of Georgia Pacific, objects to a motion filed by the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants requesting the bankruptcy court to reconsider its approval of the debtor’s counsel in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Office Depot customer alleges automatic doors closed on him, causing injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE – An Office Depot customer alleges he was injured when he was struck by automatic doors at the store.

Widow files suit against ArcelorMittal USA Inc., others over husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 19, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her husband's cancer-related death was caused by his exposure to asbestos during his career.

Former Ford Foundry employee alleges asbestos exposure caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 18, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A couple alleges the husband's employment at a foundry exposed him to asbestos.

Asbestos attorneys drive another company into bankruptcy

By The Madison County Record | Nov 18, 2017

As companies making more prevalent, more toxic asbestos products went under, however, attention turned to – and an undue burden fell on – GP/Bestwall, which was named in roughly 80 percent of all mesothelioma cases over the last five years.

Husband and wife accuses AERCO International, others of negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 17, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A couple is seeking damages over allegations the husband's cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

United Auto Defense sued over vehicle service contracts

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 26, 2017

BELLEVILLE – Three corporations and a limited liability company allege that they were not paid for the sales of vehicle service contracts.

Man says lung cancer caused by products made by Caterpillar, Georgia-Pacific and more

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 29, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A former laborer is suing various asbestos-product manufacturers, alleging that their products caused his lung cancer.

For one day, be an American

By John J. Hopkins | Jan 18, 2017

It would be so pleasant to see instead the veils of partisan rancor drop, if just for one day. It would be so encouraging to see that for just one day, the delusional blame game with the Russians be temporarily set aside. It would be so beneficial to our Nation, that for just one day, these crybabies would no longer be Democrats, no longer be Liberals, but Americans instead.

LeChien should not have jurisdiction over state labor dispute, critic says

By Ann Maher | Dec 7, 2016

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien has granted a temporary restraining order for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 to block contract terms imposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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