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Jurors pound Johnson & Johnson with $4.69 billion judgment; Company vows to appeal

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

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J&J talc trial wraps up: Attorneys accuse each other of fake science in closing arguments

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Attorneys for both sides claimed the other fabricated science during closing remarks on July 11 after a month-long trial in a lawsuit in which 22 women allege the baby powder they used made by Johnson & Johnson gave them ovarian cancer.

Woman files class action over Luv N' Care's 'all natural' teething gel

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 10, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman filed a class action alleging infant teething gel is falsely marketed as "all natural."

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.

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.

Husband and wife sue asbestos-related companies for failure to warn

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

An Illinois couple is suing McWane Inc. and other asbestos-related companies, alleging that negligence and failure to warn led to the man's lung cancer.

Consumer claims Birds Eye falsely advertised serving size

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 7, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Birds Eye Foods for allegedly falsely advertising the serving size of its pasta.

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.

Madison County woman sues A.O. Smith, others after father's leukemia death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County resident claims her father was exposed to products containing benzene.

Bechtel Corporation, others allegedly failed to warn man about dangers of asbestos fibers

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 1, 2018

An individual is suing Bechtel Corporation, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company and several other companies for alleged negligence.

Man's cancer was wrongfully caused, suit filed in St. Clair County alleges

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A lawsuit alleges a man's lung cancer was a result of asbestos exposure.

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.

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.

Suit filed in St. Clair County says man responsible for medical bills after cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple claims the husband incurred medical expenses after being diagnosed with cancer.

Woman claims Tyson chicken tenders are not 'all natural' as advertised

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A consumer has filed a lawsuit against a food manufacturer claiming a product was wrongly advertised as "all natural."

From Legal Newsline

Mom of victim: Ultimatum from lawyer, paternity test led to regrettable settlement with Tony Stewart

By Ann Maher | May 5, 2018

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The mother of a race car driver killed nearly four years ago by famed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart says she felt cornered into settling her wrongful death lawsuit by her high-profile lawyer who threatened to abandon the case if it went to trial – an allegation disputed by the attorney.

Plaintiffs seek more than $50K in case over asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | May 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, claiming the husband's cancer was wrongfully caused.

Husband and wife sue AK Steel, others after husband's cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | May 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple has filed a lawsuit seeking damages from a number of companies after the husband was diagnosed with cancer.

Consumer claims supermarket falsely advertised amount of peanuts in mixed nuts

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A consumer is suing a supermarket chain for allegedly misleading customers about the peanut content in its mixed nuts.

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