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Southern Illinois mayor says cities across the state face insolvency from pension debt

The Metro East city of Alton is growing. Businesses are expanding or buying new locations. The local hospital is expanding. Alton has been selected as the site for a new reality show that will invest in small businesses there.

Former laborer seeks more than $50,000 from Honeywell, others after cancer diagnosis

BELLEVILLE — A former laborer has filed a lawsuit against a number of companies after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Couple accuses Honeywell, others for husband's cancer diagnosis in asbestos exposure claim

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of companies, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence over asbestos exposure.

Dow Chemical, others alleged to have exposed man to asbestos

BELLEVILLE – A couple alleges exposure to asbestos caused the husband to develop lung cancer.

Couple blames husband's lung cancer on asbestos in Honeywell, other companies' products

BELLEVILLE – A couple is seeking damages from several companies over allegations that the husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

Daughter names Copes Vulcan, others in asbestos suit over father's death

BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges her father's cancer was caused by his exposure to asbestos 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.

Widow sues Dana Cos., others over husband's cancer death

BELLEVILLE – A widow of a press operator/foreman alleges that exposure to products containing asbestos caused her late husband to develop lung cancer.

Judge halts soybean harvest for Monsanto inspection of alleged dicamba damage

BENTON – U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams halted the harvest of a farmer who claims weed killer dicamba damaged his soybeans, so that defendant Monsanto could inspect the crop before it disappeared.

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.

Rosenstengel denies dismissal and arbitration in putative class action over automated text messages

EAST ST. LOUIS - District judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied SI Wireless’s motion to dismiss a putative class action alleging it wrongfully sends automated text messages, holding that the defendant failed to prove an arbitration agreement binds the parties.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Yandle cancels Alaskan’s asbestos trial three days from start; Plaintiff lawyer apologizes for mistakes and lack of preparedness

BENTON – U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle prepared for an asbestos trial but nobody else did, so the trial didn’t happen.