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Suit alleges Cigna Group Insurance denied benefits

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 27, 2018

BENTON — A woman is suing her insurance company for allegedly denying her long-term disability benefits.

From Pennsylvania Record

Pennsylvania opioid litigation in chaos as plaintiff lawyers fight over control

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 26, 2018

MEDIA – Opioid litigation in Pennsylvania appears to be in chaos as a prominent law firm has withdrawn from a leadership position on the plaintiff side and unions and the county surrounding the city of Allentown fight efforts to consolidate all lawsuits in a single court.

Suit alleges man died from lung cancer caused by asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 19, 2018

The son of a contractor accuses several manufacturers of exposing his father to asebestos.

Employers sued for asbestos exposure after worker develops lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 16, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing BMW Constructors Inc., Crown, Cork & Seal USA Inc. and Zurn Industries, et al, for the husband's alleged exposure to products containing asbestos.

Creal Springs boat captain accuses employers of negligence

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 15, 2018

BENTON — An injured boat captain from Creal Springs accuses his employers of violating federal maritime law.

Anheuser-Busch, Bayer, Chevron sued for alleged asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing Anheuser-Busch, Bayer Corp. and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., et al, over the husband's alleged exposure to asbestos products in the workplace.

Smith selected to attend US Army War College

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 19, 2018

Madison County Associate Judge Sarah Smith has been selected as one of three Illinois Army National Guard Officers to attend the US Army War College.

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.

Insurer sues tenant following fire at Carmi property

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 2, 2018

BENTON — A landlord's insurance company accuses a tenant of causing a fire.

Suit alleges manufacturers never warned about asbestos dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 27, 2018

Nearly two dozen manufacturing companies face a lawsuit from a man claiming asbestos caused his cancer.

Woman accuses employer of wrongful termination

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing her former employer and insurer for allegedly terminating her for filing a workers' compensation claim.

Insurance companies, agent face lawsuit over flood claim

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 30, 2018

Two Millstadt homeowners allege their insurance company refuses to pay a flood damage claim.

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

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 23, 2018

A welder's death prompted his widow to pursue litigation against several manufacturing companies.

Special administrator sues asbestos products manufacturers for negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A special administrator is suing manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

St. Clair County man's lung cancer prompts lawsuit against several manufacturers

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 24, 2018

St. Clair County laborer claims several manufacturing companies negligently exposed him to cancer-causing asbestos.

Widow files asbestos injury suit against Ecodyne Corp., others over husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 8, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her husband's death from lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos during his life.

Man alleges lung cancer caused by asbestos in Cooper Industries, others products

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 29, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Several corporations have been named as defendants a couple's suit over allegations of injuries from asbestos exposure.

Former machinist blames Union Pacific Railroad for lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

A former machinist is suing Union Pacific Railroad and other asbestos-related companies, saying their negligence led to his lung cancer.

From Cook County Record

Appeals judges: Chicago not right court for John Crane's asbestos fraud RICO claims vs Simon Greenstone, Shein Law

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 4, 2018

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has agreed industrial seals and couplings maker John Crane Inc. should be afforded the chance to air its claims two law firms allegedly engaged in racketeering and fraud in the way they pressed asbestos-related personal injury claims against the company in the past. However, the judges also agreed with lower court judges that Chicago federal court is not the right place for John Crane can pursue its claims.

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