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Physician, healthcare facility deny liability in wrongful death suit alleging malfunctioning brain shunt

A healthcare facility and physician deny liability in a man’s suit alleging they failed to identify his wife’s malfunctioning brain shunt and developing hydrocephalus, which ultimately lead to her death.

Mom of victim: Ultimatum from lawyer, paternity test led to regrettable settlement with Tony Stewart

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PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The mother of a race car driver killed nearly four years ago by famed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart says she felt cornered into settling her wrongful death lawsuit by her high-profile lawyer who threatened to abandon the case if it went to trial – an allegation disputed by the attorney.

CBS, others accused of not warning of asbestos risks

BELLEVILLE — A former laborer claims he developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos fibers during his career.

Plaintiffs seek more than $50K in case over asbestos exposure

BELLEVILLE — A couple is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, claiming the husband's cancer was wrongfully caused.

Widow claims husband's asbestos exposure led to cancer diagnosis

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Former yard clerk alleges cancer from exposure to toxic substances

EDWARDSVILLE — A yard clerk is suing a common carrier company for allegedly exposing him to toxic substances during his 40-year career.

Ingersol-Rand, others named in asbestos lawsuit filed in St. Clair County

BELLEVILLE — A former welder alleges he developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos.

Widow seeks damages from Grinnell, others after husband's cancer death

BELLEVILLE — A widow claims her husband's cancer death in 2017 is a result of asbestos exposure.

CBS, GE, others failed to warn of asbestos risks, suit alleges

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing 10 companies, claiming they did not warn about the risks of working around asbestos.

Man alleges asbestos in items used by Crane Co., Zurn Industries, others caused cancer

A former laborer is suing a number of companies alleging their use of products containing asbestos caused cancer.

Study on consumer lawsuit loans finds high rates, confusing terms

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Legal Newsline

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - The broadest study yet of consumer litigation finance – money forwarded to lawsuit plaintiffs in anticipation of a victory in court or a legal settlement – found a “very complicated and circuitous” system in which some borrowers appear to subsidize others and the median interest rate exceeds 40%.

CBS Corp., GE, others accused of using asbestos in products

A special administrator is suing asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Cook wants Gilbert to reverse Daly in insult-laden brief; Seeks more discovery in car crusher’s injury suit

BENTON – Bruce N. Cook of Belleville claims an adversary fooled a judge and lawyers including his own, but he insists the adversary didn’t fool him.

Associate judge from Jefferson County appointed to preside over case involving Madison County office raids

Associate Judge Jerry E. Crisel of the Second Judicial Circuit has been assigned to preside over the Madison County case involving search warrants that prompted raids of several offices in the Administration Building by a public corruption task force.

Alton MultiSpecialists, pediatrician seek directed verdict on hearing loss claim during medical malpractice trial in Ruth’s court

One week into a Madison County medical malpractice trial, an Alton pediatrician and healthcare group seek a directed verdict arguing that the plaintiff failed to prove that his hearing loss was caused by the defendants’ negligent.

Widow alleges asbestos exposure from American Honda Motor Co., others' products caused man's lung cancer

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure while working at locations in Chicago and Northbrook.

IL appeals court upholds dismissal of class action challenging Chicago red light camera program law

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Cook County Record

Saying state law designates Chicago’s red light and speed camera enforcement programs as something different from ordinary traffic laws, a state appeals court has again handed a defeat to a class action attempting to overthrow the city’s automated traffic citation program, which annually adds millions of dollars in fines from ticketed motorists to the city’s coffers.

Medical malpractice suit alleging delayed cancer diagnosis at trial in Ruth’s court

A medical malpractice suit is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth’s courtroom alleging an Alton pediatrician failed to diagnose a patient’s malignant germ cell tumor despite a persistent fever and swelling.

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

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Legal Newsline

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits - a complex task given parallel investigations and litigation by state attorneys general and potentially conflicting goals of private attorneys and their government counterparts.

Couple accuses Ameron International, others of negligence in asbestos suit

BELLEVILLE – A man formerly employed as a construction manager alleges his lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos while on the job.