Theis SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - For the second time in two years, the Illinois Supreme Court has issued a ruling in a Fifth District case dealing with arbitration agreements.
Dietzen MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has become the latest court to reject a class action lawsuit over light cigarettes.
Tillery EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Attorney Stephen Tillery argues that facts that led to the dismissal of his $10.1 billion claim against Philip Morris over "light" cigarette labeling have been proven false and that, therefore, his petition for relief must be granted.
Garman SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Lawyers for Philip Morris say that plaintiffs' arguments for reinstating a landmark $10.1 billion judgment arising out of a Madison County, Ill., court have not come close to showing and "cannot show" they meet any of the requirements for relief.
Garman SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - The Illinois Supreme Court has remanded a secondhand asbestos exposure case to Madison County to decide whether CSX Transportation had a duty of care to a railroad worker's wife who suffered from mesothelioma.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Madison and St. Clair counties of southern Illinois have been ranked fifth among the American Tort Reform Foundation's "Judicial Hellholes" in an annual report released on Thursday.