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JIB complaint against Duebbert says he gave false statements to police and board involving murder investigation

BELLEVILLE – The Judicial Inquiry Board filed a complaint against St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert Thursday, alleging he provided false and misleading information to police that contradicted his testimony regarding a phone he loaned to murder suspect David E. Fields.

CBS, GE, others failed to warn of asbestos risks, suit alleges

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing 10 companies, claiming they did not warn about the risks of working around asbestos.

Widow accuses BNSF Railway, others of not warning about asbestos risks

BELLEVILLE — A widow claims her husband was exposed to asbestos during the course of his career, leading to his cancer diagnosis.

Couple accuses Honeywell, others for husband's cancer diagnosis in asbestos exposure claim

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of companies, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence over asbestos exposure.

Man files class action against Kraft Heinz Foods over 'all natural' BBQ sauce

BELLEVILLE — A consumer has filed a class action against Kraft Heinz Foods for allegedly falsely advertising its barbeque sauces as all natural.

Woman sues Texaco and others over deceased husband's alleged asbestos exposure

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband was exposed to asbestos during his employment, which led to him developing cancer and causing his death.

Study on consumer lawsuit loans finds high rates, confusing terms

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AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - The broadest study yet of consumer litigation finance – money forwarded to lawsuit plaintiffs in anticipation of a victory in court or a legal settlement – found a “very complicated and circuitous” system in which some borrowers appear to subsidize others and the median interest rate exceeds 40%.

Adco, Carboline accused of failing to warn of asbestos dangers

A woman is suing a number of companies she claims dealt with asbestos, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

CBS Corp., GE, others accused of using asbestos in products

A special administrator is suing asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Couple files suit against USAA Casualty Insurance over uninsured motorist coverage

EDWARDSVILLE – A couple is seeking damages from their insurer for uninsured motorist benefits to compensate them for injuries sustained in an accident.

Benzene class action settles for nearly $5 million; Simmons and others to get $1.2 million in fees

EAST ST. LOUIS – A federal court judge ordered that residents living in or near Roxana are due nearly $5 million in damages over allegations Shell Oil and its affiliates were responsible for releasing benzene into the ground that contaminated the water and devalued properties.

Couple blames husband's lung cancer on asbestos in Honeywell, other companies' products

BELLEVILLE – A couple is seeking damages from several companies over allegations that the husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.

Motorist seeks damages from US Transport Service over I-44 rear-end collision

BELLEVILLE – An East St. Louis man alleges he was injured when his vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 44 in Rolla, Mo.

J.C. Penney shopper alleges sign caused fall

BELLEVILLE – A department store shopper alleges a fallen sign from a display caused her to fall.

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.