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Fear of mesothelioma prompts suit against Illinois Central Railroad

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2011

Gavin BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A former railroad employee alleges he developed a non-cancerous disease after working near asbestos throughout his nearly 40-year career.

Ill. asbestos ruling holds employers more accountable

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 14, 2010

MT. VERNON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - An employer who allows its workers to bring home clothing contaminated with asbestos fibers is responsible for any asbestos-related disease that worker or his immediate family members contract, an Illinois appeals court says.

La. SC sides with Shell in hiring dispute

By Kelly Holleran | May 11, 2010

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has found in favor of Shell and another corporation, deciding that an oil industry service provider failed to produce enough evidence to prove that Shell stole two of its employees.

New Mexico appellate judges failing to curb liability, report says

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 10, 2010

Kennedy Most of the judges on the New Mexico Court of Appeals get a failing grade when it comes to the "expansion of liability," according to a judicial evaluation report.

'Land of Enchantment' in 'Hellhole': Tort reform group calls New Mexico's appeals court 'pro-liability'

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 2, 2010

Justices of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Top row: Linda M. Vanzi, Michael E. Vigil, Roderick T. Kennedy, Robert E. Robles, Timothy L. Garcia. Bottom row: Jonathan B. Sutin, James J. Wechsler, Cynthia A. Fry, Michael D. Bustamante, Celia Foy Castillo To tourists, New Mexico's heavenly vistas make it the "Land of Enchantment," but to legal reform advocates, the state's appeals court makes it a hellhole.

Oversight is lax in class action-spawned foundations, legal observer says

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 17, 2009

Greve In the 10 years since Toshiba settled a class action lawsuit for $2.1 billion, class action litigation against high tech industries has become increasingly rare, experts say.

Toshiba settlement foundation funds $40 million in social services; $20 million in tech grants

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 11, 2009

Newton BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) -- Ten years ago, Toshiba made headlines across the country when it reached a shocking $2.1 billion settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against it in 1999.

Toshiba 10 years later: A look back at Texas-sized settlement

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 10, 2009

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline)-- It's been 10 years since Toshiba settled what is probably the largest recovery ever obtained in a class action lawsuit for economic damages.

Toshiba 10 years later: A look back at Texas-sized settlement

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 6, 2009

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline)--It's been 10 years since Toshiba settled what is probably the largest recovery ever obtained for economic damages in a class action lawsuit.

Toshiba 10 years later: A look back at a Texas city's big settlement

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 26, 2009

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline)--It's been 10 years since Toshiba settled what is probably the largest recovery ever obtained in a class action lawsuit for economic damages.

Company fights back in federal asbestos suit

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 11, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- A company named as a defendant in an asbestos lawsuit is fighting back, alleging the complaint against it should be dismissed because it had no choice other than to follow the U.S. Navy's strict specifications when it manufactured products for a ship.

Ohioans pick Cordray to be their next AG

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 5, 2008

Richard Cordray (D) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)--Hundreds of people were crammed into a ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel in Columbus with Democratic attorney general candidate Richard Cordray when he was projected the winner of the race.

No major glitches in Ohio's Franklin County

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 4, 2008

No major glitches and no lawsuits were reported in the voting booths of Ohio's capital today, said Michael Stinziano, director of Franklin County Board of Elections.

Voting lines not long in Columbus, Ohio

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 4, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)--Four years ago, Jeffrey Douglas waited in line at the same Columbus voting spot for at least two and a half hours.

Ohio expects more than 80 percent turnout

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 4, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)--A record 1.46 million Ohioans cast absentee ballots, according to figures Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner compiled through Oct. 24.

W.Va. not overwhelmed by Countrywide settlement

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 8, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Mortgage lender Countrywide has reached an $8.68 billion settlement with 11 states. West Virginia is not one of them.

Walker begins running TV ads

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 25, 2008

Walker CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Supreme Court candidate Beth Walker released the first two television ads of her campaign Thursday.

Greear closing ground on McGraw, poll shows

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 25, 2008

Greear CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A recent poll published in the State Journal shows West Virginia Attorney General candidate Dan Greear catching up to incumbent Darrell McGraw.

Sandra Day O'Connor recommended for review of W.Va. court system

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 19, 2008

O'Connor CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor may soon lead the way for a reform of West Virginia's judicial system.

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