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Judge approves $250 million State Farm settlement; Says plaintiffs likely would not have prevailed at trial

By Record News | Dec 14, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who designated Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness for a trial accusing him of corruption, now admits jurors might have trusted him.

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.

From Pennsylvania Record

Pennsylvania opioid litigation in chaos as plaintiff lawyers fight over control

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 26, 2018

MEDIA – Opioid litigation in Pennsylvania appears to be in chaos as a prominent law firm has withdrawn from a leadership position on the plaintiff side and unions and the county surrounding the city of Allentown fight efforts to consolidate all lawsuits in a single court.

Suit alleges man died from lung cancer caused by asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 19, 2018

The son of a contractor accuses several manufacturers of exposing his father to asebestos.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown achieves 114 first-tier rankings in 2019 US News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list

By Press release submission | Nov 15, 2018

Mayer Brown achieved first-tier rankings in 114 national and metropolitan categories, including 34 national first-tier rankings, in the 2019 edition of the US News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list.

Industrial companies accused of asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing Arvinmeritor Inc., Cooper Industries and Formosa Plastics Corp., USA, et al, after the husband allegedly was exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

Class action suit against Dr. Pepper alleges false advertising

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Several consumers filed a class action against Dr. Pepper soda manufacturers for allegedly falsely advertising their ginger sodas.

Green wave of Madigan, trial lawyer cash flowing into House races: Bristow, Costello and Stuart

By Ann Maher | Oct 31, 2018

Three local Democrat House members seeking re-election next week are among the top beneficiaries of campaign cash raining down from House Speaker Mike Madigan, whose interests in recent weeks have been showered with greenbacks from the trial bar.

Madigan’s trial lawyer majority

By The Madison County Record | Oct 31, 2018

Mike Madigan’s one of the most powerful and influential men in Illinois, and he never misses a chance to increase his power and extend his influence. In his dual capacity as House speaker and state Democratic Party chairman, he has ample opportunity to do both.

Suit alleges man died from asbestos-related lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 26, 2018

A daughter accuses several manufacturers of exposing her father to asbestos.

Hoffman, Costello end Q3 with $1.36M combined compared to less than $10K held by competitors Jameson, Friess

By Record News | Oct 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Spending on downstate races to keep the Illinois State House controlled by Democrats rivals the ferocity playing out on a national level to put the minority party back in control of the U.S. House.

Lawyers near and far go big for Democrat judicial candidates; Republican challengers take note in 'we don't owe anyone' message

By Record News | Oct 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Four law firms provided 59 percent of itemized contributions to judicial campaigns of Democrats Heinz Rudolf, John O’Gara, and Christopher Kolker in the quarter ending Sept. 30.

Lawyers supporting Dem candidate for Fifth District spent half of funds on polling in Hoerner v. Overstreet

By Record News | Oct 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Lawyers independently supporting Fifth District appellate court candidate Kevin Hoerner paid $26,500 to Hart Research of Washington for polling on Oct. 7, state election board records show.

Widow alleges husband's lung cancer caused by asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 4, 2018

A widow accuses several manufacturing companies of failing to warn her husband about the toxic effects of asbestos.

Companies did not warn about asbestos, couple says

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 4, 2018

A Houston couple claim several manufacturing companies did not properly warn them about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

From Legal Newsline

A bale of hay and a block of cheese: How Mark Lanier won the $4.7 billion talcum powder verdict

By Dan Fisher | Oct 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - Partway through a trial over allegedly asbestos-tainted baby powder that ended with a $4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson in St. Louis earlier this year, attorney Mark Lanier whipped a knife from out of his pocket and held it over a large block of yellow cheese.

Manufacturing companies face lawsuit over alleged asbestos exposure.

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 3, 2018

A couple blame several manufacturing companies for exposure to asbestos.

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