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Couple sues manufacturers over alleged asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 9, 2018

Several product manufacturers face a lawsuit over alleged asbestos exposure.

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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."

How will campaigns that rely heavily on public union financing fare in light of Janus?

By Record News | Aug 7, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Three public employee unions facing a new restriction on their political action gave State Rep. Jay Hoffman of Belleville $202,900 in the last two and a half years under the old rules.

Couple files asbestos lung cancer suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 2, 2018

A couple blames several product manufacturers for asbestos exposure, leading to the husband's diagnosis of lung cancer.

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP: Intellectual Property Client Alert

By Press release submission | Jul 29, 2018

The Federal Circuit ruled on Friday July 20, 2018 that tribal sovereign immunity cannot bar inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) because they are federal agency enforcement proceedings to which tribal sovereign immunity is generally inapplicable.

Wood River engineer sues over slip, fall

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 25, 2018

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company and American River Transportation Company face a lawsuit after an engineer slipped on leaking hydraulic fluid on a boat.

St. Clair County man's lung cancer prompts lawsuit against several manufacturers

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 24, 2018

St. Clair County laborer claims several manufacturing companies negligently exposed him to cancer-causing asbestos.

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.

Widow alleges husband died after being bitten by spiders at Freeburg rental property

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her husband died after being bitten by spiders at their rental property and that their landlords failed to exterminate the property.

Woman says exposure to asbestos caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

A couple is suing Metropolitan Life Insurance and a number of asbestos-related companies, alleging their negligence led to the wife's lung cancer.

From Cook County Record

Appeals judges: Chicago not right court for John Crane's asbestos fraud RICO claims vs Simon Greenstone, Shein Law

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 4, 2018

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has agreed industrial seals and couplings maker John Crane Inc. should be afforded the chance to air its claims two law firms allegedly engaged in racketeering and fraud in the way they pressed asbestos-related personal injury claims against the company in the past. However, the judges also agreed with lower court judges that Chicago federal court is not the right place for John Crane can pursue its claims.

Madison County woman sues A.O. Smith, others after father's leukemia death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County resident claims her father was exposed to products containing benzene.

Patient alleges amputation from infection

By Lhalie Castillo | May 31, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A patient is Anderson Hospital alleging he developed an infection and suffered an amputation after employees failed to use latex gloves while examining a foot wound.

From Cook County Record

Trial lawyer panel: Plaintiffs' lawyers adapting strategies to fit post-BristolMyersSquibb legal landscape

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 30, 2018

While the U.S. Supreme Court's Bristol Myers Squibb ruling has resulted in some big wins for businesses targeted by the plaintiffs' bar, new strategies and theories deployed by plaintiffs' lawyers may be blunting the further impact of that decision, despite high hopes from some it would largely thwart the ability of out-of-state plaintiffs to sue out-of-state defendants in a favorable court forum.

Suit filed in St. Clair County says man responsible for medical bills after cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple claims the husband incurred medical expenses after being diagnosed with cancer.

Alton Memorial, doctor allegedly failed to diagnose adrenal gland infarction

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 26, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing Alton Memorial Hospital and health care providers for allegedly failing to diagnose an adrenal gland infarction, causing a patient's death.

Wife of former U.S. Attorney seeks divorce in Madison County

By Ann Maher | Apr 24, 2018

The wife of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton has petitioned for divorce in Madison County Circuit Court citing irreconcilable differences.

Madison County GOP chair calls for more political diversity on bench; Says it will help shed ‘judicial hellhole’ reputation

By Ann Maher | Apr 16, 2018

Madison County GOP chairman Jeremy Plank has called for the appointment of more Republicans at the Third Judicial Circuit to more closely reflect the county’s “political landscape” and to help shed its reputation as a “judicial hellhole.”

Widow seeks more than $50K in suit over husband's cancer death

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 10, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing a number of companies, claiming they failed to warn her husband about the risks of working with asbestos.

Man allegedly injured at Altitude Trampoline Park

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 20, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Bethalto resident is suing operators of the Altitude Trampoline Park, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

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