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Crowded field of AG candidates place differing emphasis on priorities for state's top law office

John Breslin Nov. 14, 2017, 5:15pm

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's sudden announcement earlier this year that she will not seek another term has led to an avalanche of candidates announcing intentions to run, at least on the Democratic side.

Wrong forum, take a hike!

The Madison County Record Oct. 18, 2017, 1:56pm

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Everyone knows, and quotes, that popular modification of the original Sin City slogan from the early 2000s (“What happens here, stays here”).

Missouri court of appeals knocks out $72 million talcum powder verdict against J&J

Ann Maher Oct. 17, 2017, 1:55pm

ST. LOUIS - A $72 million talcum powder verdict leveled against Johnson & Johnson last year has been vacated by a state appeals court.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., others accused of using asbestos in products

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 16, 2017, 6:58am

BELLEVILLE – A former laborer and farm hand alleges exposure to asbestos caused him to be diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

Herndon grants dismissal in Xarelto suit for lack of personal jurisdiction

Olivia Olsen Oct. 10, 2017, 8:06am

Herndon grants dismissal in Xarelto suit for lack of personal jurisdiction

A.W. Chesterton Inc., others named in asbestos injury suit

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 5, 2017, 8:26am

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges that his exposure to products containing asbestos during his career caused him to develop lung cancer.

Johnson & Johnson's adversaries may have to take a powder

The Madison County Record Jun. 30, 2017, 9:54am

Having no scientific basis for their claims may not stop some venue-shopping, payday-seeking plaintiff lawyers, but recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding the right place to bring a lawsuit could stop the trolling.

Work comp study shows Illinois has among highest per-claim average; High in med payments and litigation, too

Michael McGrady Jun. 19, 2017, 2:35pm

Despite a decrease of 6.4 percent in the costs for workers' compensations claims since 2010, Illinois still has one of the higher cost-per-claim averages compared to the other states, according to recent analysis.

Next talc-cancer case scheduled in St. Louis Feb. 6; Trial set after J&J loses jurisdictional appeal

Karen Kidd Jan. 24, 2017, 4:21pm

ST. LOUIS – The latest lawsuit in the nation's controversial talc-related litigation center is set to begin in St. Louis next month with more than 60 women and family members seeking damages against New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson.Swann vs Johnson & Johnson et.

St. Louis jury sides with plaintiff in talcum powder case against J&J; $70 million verdict

Taryn Phaneuf Oct. 28, 2016, 5:42pm

ST. LOUIS — A jury has awarded $70 million in damages over a woman’s claims that using Johnson & Johnson’s products containing talc, such as baby powder, contributed to her ovarian cancer.Deborah Giannecchini, 63, of Modesto, Calif., was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer about four years ago.

Johnson & Johnson asks for change of venue in talcum powder case; St. Louis market airs quarter of all ads nationwide

April Bamburg Aug. 22, 2016, 11:48am

ST. LOUIS – Attorneys representing Johnson & Johnson in a talcum powder-ovarian cancer lawsuit have filed a motion for a change of venue saying the jury pool has been unfairly influenced by an extraordinary amount of lawyer advertising in the St. Louis market.

Johnson & Johnson expected to appeal recent $55 million talc verdict

Abbey Sinclair May 9, 2016, 1:10pm

ST. LOUIS — Johnson & Johnson is expected to appeal a $55 million verdict reached May 2 in St. Louis City Circuit Court over claims that its talcum powder caused ovarian cancer suffered by a 62-year-old woman.

Yandle remands ovarian cancer-talcum powder case to Madison County

The Madison County Record Sep. 10, 2015, 4:30pm

U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle has sent a claim that talcum powder caused ovarian cancer back to Madison County circuit court where it began.