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Madison County has 181 asbestos trials scheduled for this week

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 1, 2014

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – As the end of the year approaches, there are approximately 181 asbestos cases scheduled for trial on Dec. 1 in a single Madison County, Ill., courtroom, with only one claimant residing in the local jurisdiction.

American farmers and ag businesses adopt Chinese position in corn suits

By Legal News Line | Nov 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – American farmers and agricultural businesses claim an American pesticide contaminates corn, and for proof they plead that Chinese communists say so.

Asbestos attorneys discuss opposing arguments in government contractor defense

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 30, 2014

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – As more and more asbestos cases are filed by former Navy sailors and their families, asbestos attorneys from both sides of the litigation have expressed the importance of documents establishing Navy specifications in relation to the government contractor defense.

St. Louis growing into a destination for asbestos claims, attorneys say

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 24, 2014

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Two asbestos attorneys discussed at a conference on Thursday how St. Louis has grown in recent years as a more attractive asbestos jurisdiction.

Class action filed against Mazda alleging defect

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 28, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A lawsuit has been filed against Mazda Motors of America Inc. by class members who claim its vehicles' engines are equipped with a defective continuous variable valve timing assembly.

St. Louis to host HarrisMartin asbestos conference

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – HarrisMartin Publishing is hosting an asbestos conference in St. Louis next month with Madison County’s Judge Stephen Stobbs scheduled to speak about the county’s growing asbestos docket.

Simmons law firm and Hanly Conroy to merge in July

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 19, 2014

ALTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Asbestos law firm Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides & Barnerd LLC is merging with the New York law firm Hanly, Conroy, Bierstein, Sheridan, Fisher & Hayes LLP next month, meaning the new firm will have offices stretching from the west coast to the east coast.

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