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Manufacturing companies face lawsuit over alleged asbestos exposure.

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 3, 2018

A couple blame several manufacturing companies for exposure to asbestos.

Former welder alleges asbestos-related lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 28, 2018

A former welder blames a host of manufacturing companies for his lung cancer.

Maune Raichle retained as special litigation counsel in Bestwall bankruptcy proceeding

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 28, 2018

Local asbestos firm Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd is among four plaintiff’s firms acting as special litigation counsel on medical science matters in Bestwall LLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Suit alleges manufacturers never warned about asbestos dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 27, 2018

Nearly two dozen manufacturing companies face a lawsuit from a man claiming asbestos caused his cancer.

Madison County asbestos trial ends in settlement; Jurors deliberated two days

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

A Madison County asbestos trial ended in a settlement Wednesday after the jury had been deliberating for two days.

Madison County sees first asbestos trial of the year after docket update at HarrisMartin conference

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

One week before a rare Madison County asbestos trial began in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom, he was joined by asbestos attorneys to provide an update on Madison County’s asbestos docket at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference.

Widow sues manufacturers for husband's death from alleged asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 26, 2018

The widow of a crane operator blames several manufacturing companies for the death of her husband.

Suit alleges companies failed to warn about asbestos dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 25, 2018

A couple recently filed a lawsuit against nearly two dozen companies over their alleged exposure to asbestos.

Bethalto woman sues over man's alleged asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 24, 2018

More than two dozen manufacturing companies face a lawsuit over a family's accusation of asbestos exposure.

Ameron files motion for directed verdict in Madison County asbestos trial, says Bond Strand causation is 'speculative at best'

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 21, 2018

Ameron International Corporation filed a motion for a directed verdict Thursday in an Edwardsville man’s mesothelioma trial, arguing that he failed to provide sufficient causation evidence regarding the defendant’s Bond Strand product.

From Legal Newsline

Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Widow sues product manufacturers for husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 17, 2018

The surviving spouse of a man who died of lung cancer blames several manufacturers of the asbestos exposure that led to his death.

Asbestos trial set to begin in Stobbs court; Plaintiff is from Madison County

By Ann Maher | Sep 14, 2018

An Edwardsville man who worked as an insulator for Shell Oil refinery in Wood River for more than 30 years is expected to take his mesothelioma case to trial in Madison County Circuit Court today.

From Legal Newsline

DOJ raises flag in Kaiser Gypsum bankruptcy; Says it will investigate illegal conduct in trusts

By Ann Maher | Sep 13, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice has stepped into Kaiser Gypsum's Chapter 11 bankruptcy pending in the Western District of North Carolina over concerns that its reorganization plan lacks sufficient safeguards to prevent fraud.

Asbestos litigation analysis shows downward trend - except for boom in St. Clair County

By Ann Maher | Sep 10, 2018

While asbestos filings in courts across the country appear to be declining, the number of new cases being filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court have more than doubled from a year ago.

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