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Gilbert denies reconsideration in Cook firm's personal injury case

By Record News | Sep 3, 2018

BENTON – Senior U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert, cranky when he rejected an injury suit from a client of Bruce Cook’s firm in June, tersely denied reconsideration.

Deposition in Cook case: ‘Don’t tell me what to do;’ 'Don’t talk to me in that tone of voice’

By Record News | May 1, 2018

BENTON – “I am an unpleasant old man,” attorney Bruce N. Cook of Belleville said at a deposition on April 12 after calling the witness’s lawyer a “cheat,” and a day after he sparred with another deponent in the same case, calling him a “hot shot.”

Cook wants Gilbert to reverse Daly in insult-laden brief; Seeks more discovery in car crusher’s injury suit

By Record News | Mar 13, 2018

BENTON – Bruce N. Cook of Belleville claims an adversary fooled a judge and lawyers including his own, but he insists the adversary didn’t fool him.

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.

Woman allegedly fell at O'Fallon Texas Roadhouse

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 16, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County woman alleges she was caused to fall at an O'Fallon restaurant because of landscaping stones.

Product liability case sets stage for angry exchange between Cook and opposing counsel

By Record News | Sep 20, 2017

BENTON – Belleville law firm leader Bruce N. Cook called opposing counsel a “cheating self important prig” by electronic mail, and later told him almost everything he does or says is deceitful.

Federal court judge sends injury case to Kentucky federal court

By Angela Underwood | Aug 17, 2017

BENTON – U.S. District Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel both granted and denied in part a motion to dismiss defendant Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) motion in an Aug. 7 ruling claiming lack of personal jurisdiction.

Mathis, Marifian and Richter awards three scholarships to aspiring lawyers

By Carrie Salls | Aug 23, 2016

The Belleville firm Mathis, Marifian and Richter has awarded three $1,000 scholarships to Illinois high school seniors with law school aspirations.

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