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Trial-lawyer bill would lift filing restrictions in asbestos claims; Critic says proposal would create unlimited liability

By Ann Maher | Mar 5, 2019

A bill that would reverse a 2015 state Supreme Court decision by allowing workers with latent diseases to sue their employers will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon.

Campbell Soup ingredient class action to stay in federal court; Rosenstengel denies remand

By Carrie Salls | Jan 21, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied remand to plaintiffs in a "not natural" class action against Campbell Soup Co.

From Legal Newsline

Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

Industrial companies accused of asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing Arvinmeritor Inc., Cooper Industries and Formosa Plastics Corp., USA, et al, after the husband allegedly was exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

From Legal Newsline

Cleveland, Akron will try to prove opioid cases without a single bogus prescription

By Dan Fisher | Oct 26, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs in bellwether trials blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis have allowed a Monday deadline to pass, apparently without turning over any proof of specific prescriptions that were made in error.

Manufacturing companies accused of exposing mechanic to asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 5, 2018

A mechanic's death from alleged asbestos exposure prompted a recent lawsuit.

Husband sues manufacturers for wife's asbestos-related death

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 10, 2018

Several manufacturing companies face litigation over a woman's death allegedly connected to asbestos inhalation.

Widow sues manufacturers over husband's fatal lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 10, 2018

The widow of a laborer blames several manfucturing companies for the death of her husband.

From Legal Newsline

Pittsburgh's hired guns move in on Philadelphia's turf as opioid lawyers jostle for power

By John O'Brien | Aug 29, 2018

The fighting in Pennsylvania among plaintiffs lawyers working on contingency fees has escalated this summer

Manufacturers face lawsuit for failure to warn about asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 23, 2018

A pipefitter's death has led to allegations of negligent asbestos exposure against a host of well-known companies.

Laborer alleges lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 17, 2018

A former welder claims several manufacturers hid the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Companies' products led to lung cancer, couple says in suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 9, 2018

A former machine builder and millwright claims several companies' products exposed him to asbestos fibers.

From Pennsylvania Record

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

Companies products caused lung cancer, Chambersburg couple says

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 8, 2018

A couple from Chambersburg say several manufacturers exposed the husband to asbestos fibers.

Husband and wife from St. Clair County sue over asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 16, 2018

A. St. Clair County mechanic accuses several companies of exposing him to asbestos during his employment.

Couple alleges John Crane, others failed to warn of asbestos hazards

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A husband and wife allege the man's lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos during his life and employment.

Widow blames husband's lung cancer on asbestos exposure from Warner Morse, others' products

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 27, 2018

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

Dana Companies, others accused of negligently exposing man to asbestos fibers

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 8, 2018

Two individual are suing Dana Companies, Genuine Parts Co., Maremont Corp. and several other companies for alleged negligence.

From Cook County Record

Trial lawyer panel: Plaintiffs' lawyers adapting strategies to fit post-BristolMyersSquibb legal landscape

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 30, 2018

While the U.S. Supreme Court's Bristol Myers Squibb ruling has resulted in some big wins for businesses targeted by the plaintiffs' bar, new strategies and theories deployed by plaintiffs' lawyers may be blunting the further impact of that decision, despite high hopes from some it would largely thwart the ability of out-of-state plaintiffs to sue out-of-state defendants in a favorable court forum.

Man claims Riley Power, others should have known about asbestos' effects on human health

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A former mechanic claims he developed mesothelioma and that it is an asbestos-induced disease.

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