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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.

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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.

From Legal Newsline

No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.

Dow Chemical Company, others allegedly failed to warn individual about the dangers of asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

An estate administrator is suing the Budd Company, Dow Chemical Company, John Crane Inc. and several other companies for alleged negligence.

From Cook County Record

Appeal judges mull 'troubling' questions on potential fallout from $3M verdict vs GSK over lawyer's suicide

By Dan Churney | May 31, 2018

With one judge saying he found “troubling” the potential harm to patients from decreased incentives for drug makers to develop new breakthrough medications, a federal appellate panel in Chicago hashed out some of the legal questions surrounding the appeal of jury’s verdict ordering GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 million to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide, and whose family has accused the pharmaceutical company of failing to warn that a generic version of its drug Paxil could raise a patient’s risk of suicide.

Couple alleges husband's lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of companies, alleging they failed to warn of the risks of being exposed to asbestos.

Complaint against Trane, others alleges man's cancer was caused by asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A former laborer alleges companies included asbestos fibers in their products.

Widow alleges husband exposed to asbestos in St. Clair County lawsuit

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow has sued a number of companies claiming her husband was exposed to asbestos fibers.

Asbestos lawsuit filed against Armstrong International, Union Carbide

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — An estate administrator has sued a number of companies claiming a man's cancer was wrongfully caused.

Couple allege asbestos exposure in St. Clair County lawsuit

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple claim they were exposed to asbestos fibers during their careers.

BMW Constructors, others allegedly included asbestos in products despite allegedly knowing about its harmful effects

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

Two individuals are suing BMW Constructors Inc., Certain-Teed Corporation and several other companies for alleged negligence.

Lawsuit filed in St. Clair court alleges brother's cancer was wrongfully caused

By Lhalie Castillo | May 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A man claims his brother's cancer was caused by asbestos exposure during his career.

Legislation that would have allowed third party vendors access to business financial records defeated in House

By Ann Maher | Apr 26, 2018

SPRINGFIELD - Legislation that would have allowed the state to disclose private business financial information to third party auditors was defeated in the State House on Wednesday.

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