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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.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Hardin Recognized with 40 Top-Tier Rankings in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Report

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Schiff Hardin announced that the firm has received 40 top-tier rankings and national recognition for its premier practices in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

Green wave of Madigan, trial lawyer cash flowing into House races: Bristow, Costello and Stuart

By Ann Maher | Oct 31, 2018

Three local Democrat House members seeking re-election next week are among the top beneficiaries of campaign cash raining down from House Speaker Mike Madigan, whose interests in recent weeks have been showered with greenbacks from the trial bar.

Madigan’s trial lawyer majority

By The Madison County Record | Oct 31, 2018

Mike Madigan’s one of the most powerful and influential men in Illinois, and he never misses a chance to increase his power and extend his influence. In his dual capacity as House speaker and state Democratic Party chairman, he has ample opportunity to do both.

Laborer alleges lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 25, 2018

A laborer accuses several manufacturers of causing his lung cancer.

County board candidate says levy rate vote avoiding 'Truth in Taxation' law was 'deceitful'

By John Sammon | Oct 24, 2018

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Board District 12 candidate Kevin Wallace called a recent increase in the county's property tax levy of 4.99 percent, just below a 5 percent threshold that would have required a public hearing and notice to voters, “deceitful.”

Local circuit court judge attends swearing-in of St. Eve to federal appeals bench

By John Breslin | Oct 18, 2018

Belleville native Amy St. Eve was officially sworn in last month as a new judge on the U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Republican candidate from East St. Louis describes attack flyer linking him to 'Springfield insiders' as 'preposterous'

By John Breslin | Oct 17, 2018

A Republican candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives has described as "preposterous" an attack flyer linking him to corporate interests and Springfield insiders.

Hoffman, Costello end Q3 with $1.36M combined compared to less than $10K held by competitors Jameson, Friess

By Record News | Oct 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Spending on downstate races to keep the Illinois State House controlled by Democrats rivals the ferocity playing out on a national level to put the minority party back in control of the U.S. House.

Lawyers near and far go big for Democrat judicial candidates; Republican challengers take note in 'we don't owe anyone' message

By Record News | Oct 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Four law firms provided 59 percent of itemized contributions to judicial campaigns of Democrats Heinz Rudolf, John O’Gara, and Christopher Kolker in the quarter ending Sept. 30.

Lawyers supporting Dem candidate for Fifth District spent half of funds on polling in Hoerner v. Overstreet

By Record News | Oct 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Lawyers independently supporting Fifth District appellate court candidate Kevin Hoerner paid $26,500 to Hart Research of Washington for polling on Oct. 7, state election board records show.

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.

Widow alleges husband's lung cancer caused by asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 4, 2018

A widow accuses several manufacturing companies of failing to warn her husband about the toxic effects of asbestos.

Madison County asbestos trial ends in settlement; Jurors deliberated two days

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

A Madison County asbestos trial ended in a settlement Wednesday after the jury had been deliberating for two days.

Widow sues manufacturers for husband's death from alleged asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 26, 2018

The widow of a crane operator blames several manufacturing companies for the death of her husband.

Ameron files motion for directed verdict in Madison County asbestos trial, says Bond Strand causation is 'speculative at best'

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 21, 2018

Ameron International Corporation filed a motion for a directed verdict Thursday in an Edwardsville man’s mesothelioma trial, arguing that he failed to provide sufficient causation evidence regarding the defendant’s Bond Strand product.

Trial lawyer cash making its way into Fifth District race

By Ann Maher | Sep 17, 2018

The race to fill an open seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court has seen an infusion of trial lawyer campaign cash in recent weeks - from near and far.

Asbestos litigation analysis shows downward trend - except for boom in St. Clair County

By Ann Maher | Sep 10, 2018

While asbestos filings in courts across the country appear to be declining, the number of new cases being filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court have more than doubled from a year ago.

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.

Pension spiking needs review, House candidates say

By John Breslin | Sep 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Two Republican candidates fighting for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives believe the practice of increasing pay of public sector workers in their final years, so-called pension spiking, should be reviewed.

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