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State lawsuit over Sterigenics emissions cites state permit as evidence of 'hazard'; Undercuts permit process?

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 11, 2018

The Illinois Attorney General's Office and DuPage County State's Attorney have partnered to sue Sterigenics over its alleged emissions of ethylene oxide. However, the state lawsuit has come despite no contention from anyone that Sterigenics violated the terms of its permit, issued by the state. Some worry about the message such a 'bizarre' course of action by the state may send to its businesses, many of whom have similar permits of their own.

Former mechanic sues asbestos products makers

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A former mechanic is suing AK Steel Corp., Cabot Corp. and Warren Pumps, asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Suit alleges asbestos exposure caused man's lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE — The daughter of a laborer who died from lung cancer is suing several companies, alleging asbestos exposure.

From Legal Newsline

Opioid lawyers say settlement may hinge on forcing plaintiffs into class action

By Dan Fisher | Sep 28, 2018

A settlement binding all potential plaintiffs may be the only practical way of ending nearly 2,000 lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of addictive opioid painkillers, said plaintiff lawyers attending a conference on opioid litigation this week.

Suit alleges companies failed to warn about asbestos dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 25, 2018

A couple recently filed a lawsuit against nearly two dozen companies over their alleged exposure to asbestos.

Widow sues product manufacturers for husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 17, 2018

The surviving spouse of a man who died of lung cancer blames several manufacturers of the asbestos exposure that led to his death.

Couple sues manufacturers over alleged asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 9, 2018

Several product manufacturers face a lawsuit over alleged asbestos exposure.

From Pennsylvania Record

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

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.

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