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.
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.
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.
ST. LOUIS – A Kansas couple is seeking damages over allegations the husband developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure.
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.
ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges a bank improperly changes more than one non-sufficient funds fee on the same transaction.
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.
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.
ST. LOUIS – A Missouri couple alleges the husband's mesothelioma diagnosis is a result of his exposure to asbestos during his career.
ST. LOUIS – An engineer for Amtrak alleges he was never warned of unsafe conditions and the potential for injuries.
ST. LOUIS – A couple claims the husband's mesothelioma diagnosis was due to his exposure to asbestos during his working career.
ST. LOUIS – An Illinois man alleges his back injuries were caused by the working conditions during his employment with Amtrak.
More aggressive defenses expected in asbestos cases as new information emerges of other cancer causes
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.
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.
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%.
McCaskill donors include Who’s Who list of plaintiff attorneys; Simmons’ attorneys account for $200K
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 has entered the race for U.S. Senate in an effort to beat incumbent Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill in 2018 as an independent candidate.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is mulling three candidates, a Clayton attorney and two associate circuit judges, that the 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission recommended to fill a bench vacancy left when Judge Jimmie Edwards resigned last fall.
If you have what it takes to be a St. Louis City Circuit Court judge, then the 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission might be looking for you.
ST. LOUIS — A couple is suing A.W. Chesterton Co., Bell & Gossett Co., McKesson Corp., and other asbestos products manufacturers and users, alleging negligence.