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Son sues Crane, Formosa over father's cancer death

BELLEVILLE — An estate administrator is suing a number companies, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence following his father's death due to cancer.

Couple names A.O. Smith, others in asbestos lawsuit after wife's cancer diagnosis

BELLEVILLE — A couple has filed a lawsuit against a number of companies alleging they didn't exercise due care and caution for the safety of others.

Rauner must think twice before signing dangerous 5G 'small cell' wireless bill

The impact of Fifth Generation (5G) small cell wireless facility bills becoming law will mean: it does not matter who you are, how affluent you are, where you live, or who you know in "high places," a cell tower can soon be looming in your front yard.

Man formerly employed by General Steel, Southwestern Bell alleges asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma

BELLEVILLE – A Lenzburg couple is seeking damages over allegations the husband's mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure during his career.

Man alleges asbestos exposure from DAP Products, others' products caused cancer

BELLEVILLE – A man is seeking more than $50,000 over allegations his cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

Man alleges asbestos in products manufactured by 4520 Corp., others caused late father's cancer

BELLEVILLE – A man has filed a suit against several companies after his father's lung cancer death.

Man alleges asbestos exposure through Ford Motor Corp., others caused cancer

BELLEVILLE – A former laborer and teacher alleges exposure to asbestos caused him to develop lung cancer.

Man sues PNC Bank alleging wrongful garnishment

BELLEVILLE – A St. Louis man alleges his bank account was wrongfully garnished after a judgment was filed against his soon-to-be former wife.

Son alleges asbestos exposure contributed to father's death

BELLEVILLE – A son alleges that his father's death from cancer was contributed to by asbestos exposure.

Arvinmeritor Inc., A.W. Chesterton Co. named in asbestos lawsuit by Michigan woman

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

District Court grants summary judgment in case involving thousands of pages of FOIA requests

EAST ST. LOUIS — District Judge David R. Herndon has granted summary judgment to defendants in a case in which a former FDA employee submitted numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and other correspondence over a three-year period regarding a glucose monitoring system.

Motions to dismiss denied in aerial device case where electrical worker lost arm

Three motions to dismiss liability and negligence in a case involving a man who lost his arm using an aerial device in an electrical construction project have been rejected by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Flint Law adds lawyers to expand asbestos practice

Flint Law Firm LLC recently announced the addition of two asbestos litigators and a new associate, stating the additions signal “new growth in all areas of the firm.”

Woman alleges drunk driver pinned her against her front porch, causing injuries

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman is suing over injuries that allegedly occurred when she was involved in an incident with a drunk driver.

Asbestos researcher has close ties with plaintiffs' bar; Legal ethics professor says it's up to fact finders to determine propriety


Why Medical Malpractice Reform is Off Limits

(Editor's note: This commentary first appeared in the Wall Street Journal Sept. 29. It is reprinted with Mr. Howard's permission).

Witness for the prostitution

If a legislator who's a lawyer helps pass legislation that leads to more business for him or his firm, that's not fair. Correct?

No to Gateway Connector

To the editor:

Alton woman claims unnecessary drug led to need for liver transplant

An Alton woman filed a medical malpractice complaint against Robert Bruce, M.D., and the Madison County Health Department alleging she was treated with an unnecessary drug which led to the need for a liver transplant.

Cut the crap

In their public statements, officials within the FDA and CDC, are always claiming that researchers and scientists who conduct studies, not funded by drug companies or the government, are making unfounded