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Husband and wife allege asbestos product manufacturers failed to warn of dangers

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

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.

Motorist sues over Mississippi Avenue collision

BELLEVILLE – A Cahokia man alleges he was injured when a Sauget driver struck his vehicle in St. Clair County.

Student lender claims it is owed more than $65,000

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman is alleged to have failed to pay a loan.

Student loan servicer steering borrowers into costly repayment programs, class action claims; Plaintiff is former local assistant AG

Great Lakes Educational Loan Services has until April 24 to respond to a proposed class action claiming financially stressed borrowers were steered into costly repayment programs instead of more affordable income-driven repayment options.

Student loan servicer's practices not in borrower's best interest, class action complaint says

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Shiloh woman has filed a more than $5 million class action against her student-loan servicer, who she claims steered her and possibly thousands of other financially stressed borrowers into repayment programs that benefited the servicer more than the borrowers.

Workers' comp attorney praises Wisconsin governor for proposed elimination of review board

CHICAGO – An Illinois workers’ compensation attorney who calls Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a genius is saluting the politician for his proposed elimination of an independent review board for workers’ compensation cases.

Illinois considers adopting a more portable bar exam

The Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar is looking for input on a proposal to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination — a multistate bar exam by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, which is becoming the standard of bar exams across the country.

Common Core is promoting Islam in public school classrooms

Parents in High Mount School in Swansea were outraged that a public school would paint a positive picture of Islam by teaching impressionable young students that Islam bears no responsibility for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Such teaching does reflect the growing trend in American education to portray Islam as a Religion of Peace, how Islam is a misunderstood force for good, or that Islam is just another world religion that is no better or worse than other religions.

I-LAW and local leaders join together to host 'Create Jobs, Not Lawsuits' public forum

Akin A national survey of CEOs from Chief Executive Magazine was just released and the State of Illinois is ranked the third worst state in the country to do business. Only New York and California fared worse than the Land of Lincoln.

Silicosis suit moves north out of Madison County to Dairy State

Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian has sent a silicosis lawsuit filed by a Mount Vernon man who was exposed in Brillion, Wisc. out of the land of Lincoln north to the dairy state of Wisconsin.