News from December 2018
Fields' attorney calls investigation of Carl Silas murder 'subpar'; Trial continues in St. Clair Co.
BELLEVILLE – Defense attorney Ryan Neal told St. Clair County jurors in opening arguments on Tuesday that victim Carl Silas was moved after the murder.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiff experts who testify that even extremely low levels of asbestos exposure can cause cancer may be in trouble after a study of some 2 million women found no difference between urban and rural residents in the rate of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the chest lining that is normally associated with asbestos.
Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is looking to make inroads on an increase in Illinois’ gas tax.
A widow is suing Albany International Corporation, et al, asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.
A Chicago-based international association of defense lawyers has published its most recent journal on the latest trends in law practices.
BELLEVILLE—A patron claims she fractured her knee after slipping on liquid at the Belleville Circle K.
BELLEVILLE—A former manager of East End Express Lube claims his employers terminated him for reporting discrimination.
Worker alleged she was fired for reporting misconduct
BELLEVILLE – Bloodstains in the room where Carl Silas died show he died directly below the ceiling rather than in bed, expert witness Michael Knox told jurors in the trial of murder suspect David Fields on Dec. 6.
MT. VERNON—Despite the claims of a man who was convicted of domestic battery, he was not deprived of efficient counsel in his bench trial, the Fifth District Appellate Court determined on Nov. 19.
A husband and wife are suing ABB Inc., et al, an asbestos-products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.
EAST ST LOUIS—U.S. District Judge Staci M. Yandle dismissed individual defendants from a Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville worker's American Disabilities Act lawsuit on Nov. 19.