A magistrate judge recommended that a bellwether trial against the opioid industry proceed, rejecting nearly all the arguments presented by manufacturers, distributors and retailers in their motions to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits accusing them of causing a national crisis.
A settlement binding all potential plaintiffs may be the only practical way of ending nearly 2,000 lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of addictive opioid painkillers, said plaintiff lawyers attending a conference on opioid litigation this week.
Nearly two dozen manufacturing companies face a lawsuit from a man claiming asbestos caused his cancer.
Several manufacturing companies face a lawsuit from a widow who alleges her husband was negligently exposed to asbestos.
EDWARDSVILLE –– Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons was ordered to pay a $2,500 civil penalty for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a man convicted in a fatal crash who alleges his plea deal was broken.
Several manufacturers face a lawsuit brought by a couple claiming exposure to asbestos.
A former machinist is suing Union Pacific Railroad and other asbestos-related companies, saying their negligence led to his lung cancer.
EDWARDSVILLE — An advertising agency owner is suing an insurer for allegedly failing to make payments after his business was damaged due to a flood.
BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of companies, alleging they failed to warn of the risks of being exposed to asbestos.
BELLEVILLE — A couple claims the husband incurred medical expenses after being diagnosed with cancer.
Illinois voters will not get a chance to weigh in on the question of whether Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other legislative leaders in the Democratic-controlled Illinois General Assembly should continue to hold the keys to drawing the state's legislative district maps, after the leaders of the state House and Senate refused to call a vote for a constitutional amendment designed to curtail their influence over the process.
BELLEVILLE — A couple has filed a lawsuit seeking damages from a number of companies after the husband was diagnosed with cancer.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry ordered plaintiffs’ attorneys to keep monthly records of the time they spend on their cases down to a tenth of an hour and imposed strict rules on who can collect fees, in an effort to prevent the excesses that have drawn criticism in other class actions and mass tort cases.
BELLEVILLE — A man is suing 10 companies, claiming they did not warn about the risks of working around asbestos.
BELLEVILLE — A lawsuit filed by a widow claims a number of companies failed to explain the risks of working with products containing asbestos.
BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of companies claiming the husband's cancer is related to asbestos exposure.
A bank is suing Madison County residents, citing alleged breach of contract.
A special administrator is suing asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.
BELLEVILLE – An iron worker alleges he developed lung cancer because of asbestos exposure during his career.
Opioid judge orders companies to pay bulk of special master costs because they have 'greater discretionary funding'
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors has ordered defendant companies to pay three-quarters of the costs of special masters who are overseeing settlement negotiations.