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Asbestos attorneys drive another company into bankruptcy

The Madison County Record Nov. 18, 2017, 7:30am

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

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 17, 2017, 7:20am

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

Lhalie Castillo Sep. 26, 2017, 7:25pm

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

Noddy A. Fernandez May 29, 2017, 10:47am

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

For one day, be an American

John J. Hopkins Jan. 18, 2017, 10:17am

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.

Study indicates state judges show partisanship; pressures go away during last term of office, report says

Dawn Geske Jul. 20, 2016, 3:23pm

WASHINGTON  – A group of independent researchers have published a study that looks at the relationship between state judges and partisan decisions and concluded that judges are systematically biased.

Madison County asbestos motion docket June 20-24

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 15, 2016, 7:19am

More than 250 asbestos cases are docketed for the week of June 20 in Madison County Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' court.

Madison County asbestos jury docket May 16-20

Carrie Gonzalez May 9, 2016, 7:48am

More than 80 asbestos lawsuits are scheduled for trial in Madison County during the week beginning May 16. The cases were filed between 2013 and 2015.

Madison County asbestos motion docket May 9-13

Carrie Gonzolaz May 3, 2016, 10:48am

The asbestos motion docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on May 9 and 13 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobb's courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Man sues over allegations that asbestos exposure led to disease

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 1, 2016, 4:18pm

BELLEVILLE – A laborer is suing a number of companies, claiming his work exposed him to asbestos that led him to develop mesothelioma.

Couple seeks damages from husband's alleged exposure to asbestos

Molly English-Bowers Mar. 7, 2016, 9:41am

BELLEVILLE – A husband and wife are suing over his exposure to asbestos during the course of his work life.

Yandle cancels Alaskan’s asbestos trial three days from start; Plaintiff lawyer apologizes for mistakes and lack of preparedness

The Madison County Record Feb. 24, 2016, 9:13am

BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle prepared for an asbestos trial but nobody else did, so the trial didn’t happen.

Asbestos exposure cause of man's death, suit states

Molly English-Bowers Feb. 19, 2016, 4:11pm

BELLEVILLE – A widow and executor of the estate of her deceased husband is suing over his exposure to asbestos as the alleged cause of his death.

Madison County asbestos motion docket Feb. 16-19

Carrie Gonzolaz Feb. 9, 2016, 10:52am

The asbestos motion docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on Feb. .16 and 19 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

UPS granted summary judgment in dog bite case brought by driver

Ann Maher Feb. 8, 2016, 12:26pm

United Parcel Service has been granted summary judgment in litigation brought by an injured delivery driver who is suing an Edwardsville resident over a 2012 dog attack.

More than 300 asbestos cases set for trial in Madison County Aug. 10

Ann Maher Aug. 5, 2015, 9:57am

More than 300 asbestos cases are set for trial next Monday in a Madison County courtroom that seats about 100 spectators. The extraordinary number of cases are set to be presided over by the court's only asbestos judge - Stephen Stobbs, an associate judge.

Madison County asbestos motion docket June 17

The Madison County Record Jun. 9, 2015, 10:14am

Wednesday, June 17 9 a.m. BURNS LENORA V.

HeplerBroom attorney introduces genetic mutation 'BAP1' defense in asbestos case

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 26, 2015, 12:09pm


Manufacturers warn of economic damage to Illinois if Justices restore $10 billion Price verdict

The Madison County Record Feb. 4, 2015, 3:22pm


Two of 207 asbestos claims set for trial this week are on behalf of Madison County plaintiffs

Ann Maher Dec. 9, 2014, 9:39am