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POLSINELLI: Polsinelli IP Client Honored as St. Louis Region’s “Inventor of the Year”

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property client Scott Carver, president and chief executive officer of FirstSpear, has been named the 2018 Inventor of the Year in the Established Companies category by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL).

Attorney sees lawyers' role in judge selection process as helping fuel rise in lawsuits in 'Sue Me State'

By Angela Underwood | Aug 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An attorney for the Competitive Enterprise Institute said the significant rise in statewide lawsuits is because of the close connection between lawyers and judges.

Multiple investigations, and first suits, follow duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake

By John Breslin | Aug 6, 2018

KANSAS CITY - Investigations have been launched by various agencies, and civil lawsuits filed, following the Table Rock Lake tragedy on July 19.

Illinois couple seeks damages from Crane, Union Carbide over alleged asbestos injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois couple alleges that the husband developed asbestos-related diseases as a result to exposure to the substance during his employment at various locations in Missouri and elsewhere.

Johnson & Johnson will appeal verdict in billion dollar talc judgement

By John Sammon | Jul 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Johnson & Johnson officials pledged to appeal a $4.69 billion court judgment against them the day after a trial in which 22 women plaintiffs won a landmark case accusing the company of causing their ovarian cancer from use of baby powder containing asbestos.

Jurors pound Johnson & Johnson with $4.69 billion judgment; Company vows to appeal

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

Kansas couple alleges asbestos in products made by Bayer, others caused mesothelioma

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Kansas couple is seeking damages over allegations the husband developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure.

Attorney convicted in payday loan scam suspended

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (St. Louis Record) — Timothy Muir, former attorney for Leawood businessman and professional race car driver Scott Tucker, has been suspended following a June 5 Missouri Supreme Court order after both men were sentenced earlier this year in an illegal payday loan scam that reportedly netted billions of dollars.

Consumer alleges Commercial Bank charged fees twice on same transaction

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges a bank improperly changes more than one non-sufficient funds fee on the same transaction.

Man alleges father's lung cancer caused by asbestos in Riley Power, others products

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A son of a man formerly employed as a truck driver alleges his late father's lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos during his career.

Heirs file suit against Riley Power, others over allegations of failure to warn of asbestos dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | May 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The children of a man formerly employed as a carpenter allege their father was diagnosed with mesothelioma because of his exposure to asbestos fibers.

Deere & Co., other companies named in Missouri couple's suit over asbestos injury allegations

By Lhalie Castillo | May 25, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri couple alleges the husband's mesothelioma diagnosis is a result of his exposure to asbestos during his career.

Amtrak engineer alleges unsafe working environment caused shoulder injury

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An engineer for Amtrak alleges he was never warned of unsafe conditions and the potential for injuries.

Couple seeks damages from Certain-Teed Corp., others over mesothelioma diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | May 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A couple claims the husband's mesothelioma diagnosis was due to his exposure to asbestos during his working career.

Amtrak employee alleges back injuries caused by repetitive motions

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois man alleges his back injuries were caused by the working conditions during his employment with Amtrak.

From Legal Newsline

More aggressive defenses expected in asbestos cases as new information emerges of other cancer causes

By John Breslin | Apr 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Companies named in asbestos lawsuits may employ more aggressive defenses as information emerges that other factors can cause the particular type of cancer that leads to the costliest settlements and verdicts.

From Legal Newsline

SCOTUS decision changes everything in Missouri mass tort cases; Once-$72M verdict will stay vacated

By Karen Kidd | Mar 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to not review a talcum powder case against Johnson & Johnson, leaving vacated a once-$72 million verdict signals that the "Show-Me State is now a less tort-friendly place," a mass tort litigator says.

From Legal Newsline

Study on consumer lawsuit loans finds high rates, confusing terms

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 19, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - The broadest study yet of consumer litigation finance – money forwarded to lawsuit plaintiffs in anticipation of a victory in court or a legal settlement – found a “very complicated and circuitous” system in which some borrowers appear to subsidize others and the median interest rate exceeds 40%.

From Madison County Record

McCaskill donors include Who’s Who list of plaintiff attorneys; Simmons’ attorneys account for $200K

By Record News | Mar 12, 2018

WASHINGTON – Attorney John Simmons of Alton and 35 other Simmons Hanly Conroy lawyers each gave Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill $5,400 last year, Federal Election Commission records show.

Kansas City attorney Craig O’Dear launches campaign for U.S. Senate

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 2, 2018

Kansas City attorney Craig O’Dear has entered the race for U.S. Senate in an effort to beat incumbent Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill in 2018 as an independent candidate.

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