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Chrysler alleges lead counsel in UConnect case has conflict of interest by also representing expert

The Madison County Record Nov. 14, 2017, 4:40pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Chrysler, defending a federal class action about hacking, claims plaintiff lawyer Stephen Wigginton improperly represents an expert for the class.

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

Lhalie Castillo Nov. 8, 2017, 7:41am

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

Man allege exposure to asbestos from Borg-Warner Morse TEC, others caused cancer

Lhalie Castillo Nov. 6, 2017, 10:05am

BELLEVILLE – A former employee at GE Lexington Lamp alleges exposure to asbestos through third parties caused him to develop lung cancer.

Center Ethanol alleges Afton Chemical explosion caused power outage, equipment damage

Lhalie Castillo Nov. 1, 2017, 4:16pm

BELLEVILLE – A Sauget company and its insurer are seeking damages after an explosion at a neighboring facility allegedly caused $1 million in damages.

Reagan seals motion to certify UConnect class action against Chrysler

The Madison County Record Oct. 31, 2017, 2:44pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Without explanation, on a motion from former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton, U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan sealed a motion to certify a class action against Chrysler.

ABB Inc., others named in asbestos injury suit

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 19, 2017, 1:20pm

BELLEVILLE – The next-of-kin of a man who died after shortly after receiving a cancer diagnosis alleges his disease was wrongfully caused.

Woman alleges late brother's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure, names Crane Co., others in suit

Lhalie Castillo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:04am

BELLEVILLE – A sister of a man who died after being diagnosed with lung cancer alleges the cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

Chrysler attaches deposition of UConnect lead plaintiff to summary judgment motion

The Madison County Record Oct. 10, 2017, 8:19am

EAST ST. LOUIS – Belleville lawyer Brian Flynn swore as lead plaintiff against Chrysler that he suffered damages from a dangerous defect in his Jeep, yet testified that he kept driving it and took parents, girlfriend, and others along without warning them.

Former John Deere employee alleges asbestos exposure caused cancer

Lhalie Castillo Sep. 25, 2017, 7:05am

BELLEVILLE – A former John Deere employee alleges exposure to asbestos from third parties caused him to develop lung cancer.

Widow names Alfa Laval, Aurora Pump in asbestos suit

Philip Gonzales Aug. 28, 2017, 3:39pm

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges the negligence of several companies that used asbestos in the products contributed to her husband's death.

Man files suit against Beazer Inc., others over alleged asbestos exposure

Lhalie Castillo Aug. 21, 2017, 4:07pm

BELLEVILLE – A man formerly employed by Island Creek Coal Co. and National Steel Corp./ U.S. Steel alleges exposure to asbestos at these locations caused him to develop lung cancer.

Arvinmeritor Inc., BWDAC Inc. named in suit by man who alleges products caused cancer

Lhalie Castillo Aug. 21, 2017, 3:48pm

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges his exposure to asbestos during his nearly 50-year career caused lung cancer.

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

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 3, 2017, 1:40pm

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

Supreme Court puts hold on Cook Co. judge accused of abusing authority in pursuing sanctions in asbestos case

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 2, 2017, 3:44pm

The Illinois Supreme Court, acting in response to a request from lawyers who claim they and others have been targeted by a “rogue” Cook County judge, has stepped in to slap a hold on potential sanctions proceedings against lawyers and litigants on both sides of an asbestos personal injury case, blocking the judge, for now, from continuing his bench investigation of what he said resembled an improper “grand bargain” between plaintiffs’ lawyers and those for defendant gasket maker John Crane Inc.

Chrysler seeks summary judgment in uConnect proposed class action

The Madison County Record Jun. 27, 2017, 3:17pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Chrysler has stepped up against a claim that hackers could seize control of vehicles, and the lawyer pursuing the case, Stephen Wigginton, appears to be stepping away from it.

Tillery suit against economists highlights relationships between lawyers and judges in major litigation

The Madison County Record Jun. 13, 2017, 12:39pm

BENTON – Former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy, who represents lawyer Stephen Tillery as plaintiff in the court of Senior U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert, successfully defended Gilbert against an ethics complaint last year.

Sanctions against Wigginton clients in uConnect case top $16K

The Madison County Record Jun. 12, 2017, 2:26pm

Chrysler submitted a $16,337.50 bill against clients of former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton in federal court on June 6, as the company’s cost of restoring confidentiality to trade secrets he exposed.

Chrysler again claims Wigginton put confidential documents into public record in Uconnect action

The Madison County Record May 9, 2017, 9:13am

Car maker Chrysler, which claimed in April that former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton exposed its confidential information in his current capacity as class action lawyer, claims he did it again on May 4.

District Court sides with Ford in insurance claim case stemming from truck that caught fire

David Hutton May 4, 2017, 4:06pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently granted Ford Motor Co.’s motion to dismiss portions of an insurer's suit filed against it last year.

Chrysler seeks sanctions in uConnect class action Wigginton leads; Says trade secrets were wrongfully put into public record

The Madison County Record May 2, 2017, 4:51pm

Trade secrets that car maker Chrysler entrusted to former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton for a class action at U.S. district court in East St. Louis turned into public record in California.