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SCOTUS decision changes everything in Missouri mass tort cases; Once-$72M verdict will stay vacated

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ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to not review a talcum powder case against Johnson & Johnson, leaving vacated a once-$72 million verdict signals that the "Show-Me State is now a less tort-friendly place," a mass tort litigator says.

Opioid judge orders companies to pay bulk of special master costs because they have 'greater discretionary funding'

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors has ordered defendant companies to pay three-quarters of the costs of special masters who are overseeing settlement negotiations.

Onder firm files talc suit against J&J, others in St. Clair County

BELLEVILLE – A widower of a St. Clair County woman alleges she was exposed to asbestos through talc and talc-based body products.

Alfa Laval Inc., others named in widow's asbestos suit

EDWARDSVILLE – A widow is seeking damages over allegations her late husband's lung cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure.

Widow alleges husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure from BWDAC Inc., others' products

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

Widow of steel worker alleges asbestos exposure caused his lung cancer, death

BELLEVILLE – The widow of a man who died earlier this year after being diagnosed with lung cancer alleges asbestos exposure caused the cancer.

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

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!

“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

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

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

Herndon grants dismissal in Xarelto suit for lack of personal jurisdiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.