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Bestwall says ACC's bad faith arguments are without merit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 14, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bestwall LLC, formerly part of Georgia Pacific LLC, argues that the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants’ bad-faith arguments are meritless and the debtor’s corporate restructuring does not prejudice asbestos claimants.

Maune Raichle retained as special litigation counsel in Bestwall bankruptcy proceeding

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 28, 2018

Local asbestos firm Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd is among four plaintiff’s firms acting as special litigation counsel on medical science matters in Bestwall LLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

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DOJ raises flag in Kaiser Gypsum bankruptcy; Says it will investigate illegal conduct in trusts

By Ann Maher | Sep 13, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice has stepped into Kaiser Gypsum's Chapter 11 bankruptcy pending in the Western District of North Carolina over concerns that its reorganization plan lacks sufficient safeguards to prevent fraud.

ACC moves to dismiss Bestwall’s bankruptcy case, calling it ‘little more than a bad-faith litigation’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 5, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants, or ACC, argues that Bestwall LLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding is a “sham” and was filed in bad faith in an effort to severely limit asbestos liabilities in a favorable venue.

Suit alleges patient died from pain meds

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 31, 2018

BELLEVILLE — The family of a deceased patient at Protestant Memorial Medical Center is suing the center after a nurse allegedly incorrectly gave the decedent pain medication.

Former Merrill Lynch financial adviser alleges she was not given share of profits

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A financial adviser alleges her former employer made fraudulent misrepresentations regarding compensation and benefits.

Guardian claims TD Ameritrade, Bank of America allowed unauthorized account withdrawals

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE — An estate guardian is suing two financial institutions for allegedly allowing unauthorized individuals to withdraw more than $413,000 from an account.

Asbestos Claimant Committee's motion to reconsider counsel withdrawn in Bestwall bankruptcy proceeding

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 29, 2018

Bankruptcy judge Laura Beyer withdrew an omnibus motion to reconsider approval of counsel for Bestwall LLC, a unit of Georgia pacific, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Bestwall objects to claimants' effort to bump its counsel; Asbestos lawyers say GP's firm is conflicted

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 19, 2018

Bestwall LLC, a unit of Georgia Pacific, objects to a motion filed by the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants requesting the bankruptcy court to reconsider its approval of the debtor’s counsel in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Son files suit against Grinnell, others over late father's alleged asbestos injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 24, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges his late father's lung cancer was a result of asbestos exposure during his career.

Widow weeks more than $50,000 from CBS Corp., others over husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018

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

Reason, fear and the politics of hysteria

By John J. Hopkins | Dec 26, 2017

The election for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama is now history. Democrat Doug Jones narrowly defeated Republican Roy Moore by a margin of 2 percent, the exact amount of write-in votes filed on behalf of alternative GOP candidates. While the results may have been surprising to some, it certainly is not an omen for the future, but more of aberration.

Man sues PNC Bank alleging wrongful garnishment

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 17, 2017

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

Credit reporting agencies violated FCRA in reporting old debt, consumer claims

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 31, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — An Illinois consumer is suing Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and TransUnion LLC, claiming the credit reporting agencies failed to observe her bankruptcy and reported on discharged debt.

Madison County asbestos case settles after 14 jurors picked

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Sep 19, 2012

Behnen By the time asbestos attorneys whittled a jury from 53 to 14, the case settled at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday in Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison's courtroom.

Updated: Jury selection starts in asbestos case in Harrison's court

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Sep 18, 2012

Gori A New York attorney interviewed 53 prospective jurors about their backgrounds and careers and whether those factors could affect their judgment in an asbestos case readying for trial in Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison's courtroom.

Simmons and Bifferato continue filing asbestos in Delaware

By Steve Korris | Feb 17, 2011

Simmons WILMINGTON, Del. – John Simmons of East Alton and Ian Bifferato of Wilmington must like litigating together.

Pennsylvania company is 89th to collapse under asbestos claims

By Steve Korris | Apr 23, 2010

Robreno PHILADELPHIA - Durabla Manufacturing, a Pennsylvania company that made sealing products, collapsed under the weight of 108,000 asbestos suits.

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