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
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.”
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.
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.
A laborer accuses several manufacturers of causing his lung cancer.
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.”
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'
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
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
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
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.
A mechanic's death from alleged asbestos exposure prompted a recent lawsuit.
A widow accuses several manufacturing companies of failing to warn her husband about the toxic effects of asbestos.
A Madison County asbestos trial ended in a settlement Wednesday after the jury had been deliberating for two days.
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'
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.
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.
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.
Several manufacturing companies face litigation over a woman's death allegedly connected to asbestos inhalation.
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.