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BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Former Senior In-House Tax Executive Lawrence Zlatkin Joins Baker McKenzie

By Press release submission | Mar 18, 2019

Attorney Lawrence Zlatkin has joined Baker McKenzie's North America Tax Practice as Counsel, bringing more than 25 years of experience with sophisticated tax planning and transactional tax work.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown honored as “Champion for Children” by Children’s Law Center for second consecutive year

By Press release submission | Mar 18, 2019

Mayer Brown announced today that Children’s Law Center (CLC) named the firm a “Champion for Children” for the second consecutive year.

Trial lawyer: Design flaw makes e-cigarettes dangerous

By Madison County Record Submission | Feb 28, 2019

Though e-cigarettes are being marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, design flaws in the products can cause severe injuries or even kill their users, an attorney representing several plaintiffs in personal-injury cases said.

From Legal Newsline

Trial lawyers are paying millions to a handful of experts necessary to push their talc cases

By Dan Fisher | Feb 26, 2019

A small group of highly paid experts, one of whom recently testified his firm has made $30 million offering mostly pro-plaintiff testimony, are the key ingredient for more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming talcum powder is laced with deadly asbestos, forming the tip of an inverted pyramid upon which the rest of the cases depend.

Widow alleges use of asbestos products caused husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 15, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Texas widow is suing 3M Company and nearly 20 other manufacturers and users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

Estate administrator is suing oil well operators for alleged wrongful death

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 31, 2019

An independent administrator is suing Citation Oil & Gas Corporation, an oil well operator, citing alleged negligence and an unsafe work environment.

HUSCH BLACKWELL: Nine Husch Blackwell Attorneys Selected for 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Nine attorneys from Husch Blackwell’s Chicago office have been named to the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Estate sues after man's death, claims companies were negligent and failed to warn

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 25, 2019

An estate representative is suing 3M Company, et al., asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

JIB convenes next month in Duebbert case; Four other St. Clair Co. judges have faced discipline

By Record News | Jan 23, 2019

CHICAGO – St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert will face a commission with the power to reprimand, censure, suspend, or remove him on Feb. 27.

Former employee accuses Jack in the Box of retaliatory discharge

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 18, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing Jack in The Box, alleging she was wrongfully terminated from her employment for threatening to report violations.

Suit alleges lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 11, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing dozens of companies that used asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

From Legal Newsline

Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

Wigginton faces another DUI charge; Former U.S. Attorney arrested Dec. 31 in Edwardsville

By Ann Maher | Jan 9, 2019

Former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton will appear before a Madison County judge next month to face another driving under the influence charge.

Alma man alleges leukemia from toxic exposure

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 31, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — An Alma couple is suing numerous companies, alleging their products contained volatile organic compounds, or VOC.

Motorist, passenger allege injuries from Alton collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Dish Network employee is accused of causing an Alton collision.

From SE Texas Record

DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown partners and practices ranked in Benchmark Litigation 2019

By Press release submission | Dec 10, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that Benchmark Litigation 2019 awarded the firm a top-tier ranking in the national Appellate category and also ranked the firm in the national Antitrust category.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership

By Press release submission | Dec 10, 2018

Husch Blackwell announced that 25 attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2019.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown promotes 34 to partner worldwide

By Press release submission | Nov 29, 2018

Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of 34 lawyers worldwide to partner.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown promotes 16 to counsel worldwide

By Press release submission | Nov 29, 2018

Mayer Brown has announced the promotion of 16 lawyers worldwide to counsel.

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