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Ameron files motion for directed verdict in Madison County asbestos trial, says Bond Strand causation is 'speculative at best'

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 21, 2018

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.

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Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Trial lawyer cash making its way into Fifth District race

By Ann Maher | Sep 17, 2018

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.

Asbestos litigation analysis shows downward trend - except for boom in St. Clair County

By Ann Maher | Sep 10, 2018

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.

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

Girl allegedly fractured leg at trampoline park

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 28, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A father and his daughter are suing the operators of a trampoline park after the girl allegedly fractured her leg at the park.

Man alleges cancer from glyphosate-containing herbicide

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 27, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A self-employed contractor and storeowner claims he developed cancer from using glyphosate-containing herbicide throughout his cancer.

Nine Polsinelli attorneys recognized as 2019 'Lawyers of the Year'

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 23, 2018

Dozens of lawyers with the Polsinelli law firm received accolades this month by The Best Lawyers peer review group.

From Legal Newsline

Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.

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Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

How will campaigns that rely heavily on public union financing fare in light of Janus?

By Record News | Aug 7, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Three public employee unions facing a new restriction on their political action gave State Rep. Jay Hoffman of Belleville $202,900 in the last two and a half years under the old rules.

Widow alleges husband died after being bitten by spiders at Freeburg rental property

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her husband died after being bitten by spiders at their rental property and that their landlords failed to exterminate the property.

Alton Memorial, doctor allegedly failed to diagnose adrenal gland infarction

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 26, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing Alton Memorial Hospital and health care providers for allegedly failing to diagnose an adrenal gland infarction, causing a patient's death.

Wife of former U.S. Attorney seeks divorce in Madison County

By Ann Maher | Apr 24, 2018

The wife of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton has petitioned for divorce in Madison County Circuit Court citing irreconcilable differences.

Madison County GOP chair calls for more political diversity on bench; Says it will help shed ‘judicial hellhole’ reputation

By Ann Maher | Apr 16, 2018

Madison County GOP chairman Jeremy Plank has called for the appointment of more Republicans at the Third Judicial Circuit to more closely reflect the county’s “political landscape” and to help shed its reputation as a “judicial hellhole.”

Man allegedly injured at Altitude Trampoline Park

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 20, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Bethalto resident is suing operators of the Altitude Trampoline Park, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Granite City attorney Anthony R. Jumper appointed associate judge in Third Judicial Circuit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 20, 2018

Attorney Anthony R. Jumper was selected to serve as an associate judge in the Third Judicial Circuit, filling the vacancy left by former Associate Judge Luther Simmons’ retirement.

Wigginton opens practice on West Main in Belleville

By The Madison County Record | Mar 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Former U.S. attorney Stephen Wigginton has opened an office at 7110 West Main Street.

McCaskill donors include Who’s Who list of plaintiff attorneys; Simmons’ attorneys account for $200K

By Record News | Mar 12, 2018

WASHINGTON – Attorney John Simmons of Alton and 35 other Simmons Hanly Conroy lawyers each gave Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill $5,400 last year, Federal Election Commission records show.

Gibbons welcomes bids for opioid lit: ‘The Lord only creates so many John Simmonses’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 5, 2018

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons addressed a number of concerns surrounding the county’s potential involvement in opioid litigation against pharmaceutical companies at Friday’s Judiciary Committee meeting, stating that all bids are welcome but “we also want to win.”

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