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Crane Co. substitutes Armstrong Teasdale as counsel in local asbestos cases

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 7, 2019

A frequent target of asbestos litigation, Crane Co. appears to have substituted counsel with a St. Louis asbestos defense firm in all of its local pending asbestos cases in early January.

Son alleges dozens of companies caused mother's asbestos-related death

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 7, 2019

BELLEVILLE -- A son is suing General Motors and dozens of other defendants, alleging misuse of asbestos led to his mother dying from lung cancer.

Trial-lawyer bill would lift filing restrictions in asbestos claims; Critic says proposal would create unlimited liability

By Ann Maher | Mar 5, 2019

A bill that would reverse a 2015 state Supreme Court decision by allowing workers with latent diseases to sue their employers will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon.

Widow alleges husband's lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure

By Sandra Lane | Mar 4, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Armstrong Pumps and 31 additional manufacturers and distributors of products allegedly containing asbestos fibers have been sued in the St. Clair County Circuit Court by Sandra Dewyer, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Sammy Dewyer, who died of lung cancer in Feb. 6, 2018.

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Trial lawyers are paying millions to a handful of experts necessary to push their talc cases

By Dan Fisher | Feb 26, 2019

A small group of highly paid experts, one of whom recently testified his firm has made $30 million offering mostly pro-plaintiff testimony, are the key ingredient for more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming talcum powder is laced with deadly asbestos, forming the tip of an inverted pyramid upon which the rest of the cases depend.

Suit alleges man developed lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 21, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC and dozens of other users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence in the husband's lung cancer.

Widow alleges asbestos products caused husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 21, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing Armstrong International Inc., Boeing and dozens of users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence in the death of her husband.

Asbestos to family law: Barry Julian sworn in as associate judge

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 20, 2019

Newly appointed Madison County associate judge Barry Julian will preside over the family division after being sworn into his new role on Feb 8.

Widow alleges use of asbestos products caused husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 15, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A Texas widow is suing 3M Company and nearly 20 other manufacturers and users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

Woman sues over mesothelioma diagnosis

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 15, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A couple is suing Ameron International and dozens of other users of asbestos products, alleging failure to warn and negligence.

Bankruptcy judge denies motion to dismiss Bestwall’s Chapter 11 case; Beyer: Bestwall’s case ‘wrongfully motivated’ but justified by ‘sufficient financial distress’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 14, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bankruptcy judge Laura T. Beyer said Bestwall LLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition under Section 524(g) was “wrongfully motivated” but denied the Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants' motion to dismiss for filing in bad faith.

Texas man alleges dozens of users of asbestos products caused mesothelioma

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Texas husband and wife are suing Ameron International and dozens of others users of asbestos products, alleging negligence.

Florida man sues over mesothelioma diagnosis

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 11, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Florida couple is suing dozens of users of asbestos products, alleging negligence led to the husband's illness.

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Ahead of talc test, NYC judge gives good news to asbestos defendants

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 1, 2019

The January 31 decision could have especially strong implications for lawsuits over talcum powder

Asbestos lawyer-turning-judge and his firm are big contributors to MC bench

By Record News | Jan 30, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE – Among nine circuit judges who considered Barry Julian for associate judge, five received campaign contributions from Julian, partner Randy Gori, and the Gori Julian firm.

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