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Materials supplier alleges Midwest Value Construction failed to make payments

BELLEVILLE — A materials supplier is suing Midwest Value Construction and its guarantor for allegedly failing to make payments for construction materials.

Driver sues over Route 159 collision

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision on Illinois Route 159.

Widow sues motorist, State Farm following husband's fatal collision

BELLEVILLE — The surviving spouse of a motorist alleges another driver caused a fatal collision by stopping suddenly without warning.

Bestwall objects to claimants' effort to bump its counsel; Asbestos lawyers say GP's firm is conflicted

Bestwall LLC, a unit of Georgia Pacific, objects to a motion filed by the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants requesting the bankruptcy court to reconsider its approval of the debtor’s counsel in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Limbaugh assigned to Dicamba MDL over Herndon; Attorneys say SDIL disposition time nearly slowest of all

EAST ST. LOUIS – Multi district litigation against Monsanto involving weed killer Dicamba will go before District Judge Stephen Limbaugh at the Eastern District of Missouri, in spite of calls for the Southern District of Illinois.

Administrator alleges South Carolina man's lung cancer death due to asbestos exposure

BELLEVILLE – A special administrator of a late South Carolina man alleges his lung cancer was wrongfully caused by asbestos exposure.

Couple seeks more than $50,000 from Alabama Power, others over alleged asbestos injuries

BELLEVILLE – A couple is seeking damages from Alabama Power and other companies over allegations the husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

Kolker affirmed in cases paving the way for class actions; One plaintiff firm is campaign contributor

MOUNT VERNON – Fifth District appellate judges have affirmed two orders of 20th Circuit Associate Judge Christopher Kolker, paving the way for attorneys David Cates and John Driscoll to start class actions.

Foster Wheeler Corp., others alleged to have failed to warn of dangers of asbestos exposure

BELLEVILLE – A widow is seeking damages after her husband died of lung cancer over allegations that asbestos exposure caused him to develop cancer.

Man alleges asbestos exposure from A.O. Smith Corp., others' products caused cancer

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges that his exposure to asbestos caused him to develop lung cancer.

Callis makes pitch to MDL panel for opioid litigation in SDIL; Judges' reaction shows apparent disinterest

ST. LOUIS – Former Madison County chief judge Ann Callis, now in private practice at the Goldenberg firm in Edwardsville, prompted laughter among members of a national panel of judges by asking them to transfer all opioid-related lawsuits to a judge who has never handled national litigation.

Woman alleges Unum Life paid life insurance benefits to incorrect beneficiary

BENTON – A woman alleges she is entitled to her late ex-husband's life insurance benefits and that those benefits were paid to the incorrect beneficiary.

Woman sues Depakote manufacturers

BENTON — An Ohio woman is suing biopharmaceutical companies for allegedly failing to warn her of the dangers of taking Depakote. 

Former BNSF Railway alleges cancer diagnosis was caused by asbestos exposure

BELLEVILLE – A man formerly employed by BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad alleges asbestos exposure caused him to develop cancer.

Consumer claims instant soups not all natural as advertised

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County consumer alleges a brand of instant soup is falsely advertised as all natural.

Former Madison County resident accuses manufacturers of causing relative's benzene-related illness

EDWARDSVILLE — A former Madison County resident is suing product manufacturers, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

Couple seeks more than $50,000 in St. Clair County asbestos case

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of companies, citing alleged negligence.

Widow seeks $50,000 from Illinois defendant, others in asbestos case

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.

Three allege injuries in collision with Pizza Hut driver

EDWARDSVILLE – Two adults and a minor child allege they were injured after a Pizza Hut driver ran a stop sign and collided with their vehicle.

Depakote plaintiffs in mass litigation must abandon claims or take them to trial, Rosenstengel rules

EAST ST. LOUIS – Five plaintiffs suing Abbott Laboratories over birth defects must take Abbott to trial or abandon their claims, U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel ruled on Oct. 10.