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MCGUIREWOODS LLP: Margaret Seurynck, Accomplished Finance Lawyer, Joins McGuireWoods in Chicago

By Press release submission | Feb 19, 2019

McGuireWoods continues to grow its nationally recognized debt finance practice with the arrival of Margaret Seurynck, who brings more than 15 years of experience advising clients, including national and multinational banks and private equity firms, in complex financings.

Brakeman sues over alleged unsafe work condition

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 19, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A brakeman is suing Norfolk Southern Railway Company after she allegedly suffered injuries due to an unsafe work environment.

MCGUIREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods Selects Gina LeBlanc, Yoojin Lee for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program

By Press release submission | Feb 19, 2019

McGuireWoods selected associates Gina LeBlanc and Yoojin Lee as representative members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2019 Pathfinder Program, which fosters professional development of lawyers early in their careers.

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Appeals court: No rehearing for class action vs SEIU to obtain $32M refund of illegal fees

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 8, 2019

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has rejected the request by a group of home caregivers for a new hearing to reconsider the courts’ prior decisions denying them the opportunity to bring a class action to recover nearly $32 million they accuse a union of unconstitutionally taking from them under a state law invalidated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Daughter alleges presence of asbestos products caused father's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 19, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A daughter is suing Buffalo Air Handling and dozens of other businesses, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

Several manufactures face lawsuit over asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 26, 2018

A mechanic and his wife accuse several manufacturing companies of negligently exposing the man to asbestos.

County board candidate says levy rate vote avoiding 'Truth in Taxation' law was 'deceitful'

By John Sammon | Oct 24, 2018

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Board District 12 candidate Kevin Wallace called a recent increase in the county's property tax levy of 4.99 percent, just below a 5 percent threshold that would have required a public hearing and notice to voters, “deceitful.”

Republican candidate from East St. Louis describes attack flyer linking him to 'Springfield insiders' as 'preposterous'

By John Breslin | Oct 17, 2018

A Republican candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives has described as "preposterous" an attack flyer linking him to corporate interests and Springfield insiders.

Pension spiking needs review, House candidates say

By John Breslin | Sep 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Two Republican candidates fighting for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives believe the practice of increasing pay of public sector workers in their final years, so-called pension spiking, should be reviewed.

Man's lung cancer prompts asbestos litigation

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 7, 2018

A long list of manufacturers face a lawsuit over a man's exposure to asbestos.

At Janus oral arguments, lawyer for AFSCME predicted members would strike if no longer compelled to pay fees

By Record News | Jun 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – Taxpayers should brace for strikes now that government unions can no longer compel members to pay agency fees for political campaigns, attorney David Frederick said last December arguing for unions before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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.

From Cook County Record

Fair Maps Amendment not called for vote, deadline passes to place it on November 2018 ballot

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 7, 2018

Illinois voters will not get a chance to weigh in on the question of whether Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other legislative leaders in the Democratic-controlled Illinois General Assembly should continue to hold the keys to drawing the state's legislative district maps, after the leaders of the state House and Senate refused to call a vote for a constitutional amendment designed to curtail their influence over the process.

Daughter names Buffalo Air, others in asbestos lawsuit after father's cancer death

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A daughter has filed a lawsuit alleging her father's cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure.

Suit filed in St. Clair County alleges man's cancer was caused by asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A man claims he was exposed to asbestos during his career.

Woman seeks damages from Tenova Core, others over father's cancer death

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 8, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges her father's death from cancer was caused by his exposure to asbestos fibers during his career.

Buffalo Air Handling, others named in asbestos injury suit by couple

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A husband and wife have filed suit against several companies over allegations exposure to asbestos from their products caused the husband to develop lung cancer.

From Cook County Record

Latest 7th Circuit nominees Scudder, St. Eve, seen as well-qualified, experienced by many legal observers

By Michael Carroll | Feb 27, 2018

Legal observers have praised President Donald Trump’s two most-recent nominees to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, singling out their experience and intelligence as well as the White House’s efforts to gain bipartisan support for the nominees.

Janus v. AFSCME oral arguments scheduled Monday

By Ann Maher | Feb 23, 2018

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME on Feb. 26, in a case challenging the constitutionality of compulsory union dues for state government workers.

St. Clair County GOP chair says Rauner is the best candidate for governor; Ives campaign claims Rauner is unelectable

By John Sammon | Feb 10, 2018

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Republican chairwoman Barbara Viviano said only incumbent Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner can defeat Democrat contender J.B. Pritzker this November and that Rauner’s Republican challenger Jeanne Ives is unelectable.

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