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Surviving heir files wrongful death suit against A.W. Chesterton, others

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The surviving spouse of a man previously employed a various locations in Nebraska alleges his death was caused by exposure to asbestos during his life.

Former electrician alleges Bechtel Power, others failed to warn of asbestos dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former electrician alleges exposure to asbestos at his job and through family members caused him to develop lung cancer.

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.

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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.

Union Carbide accused of negligence in asbestos suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A former laborer is suing Union Carbide Corp., A.W. Chesterton Inc., Ingersol-Rand Co., and others, alleging negligence.

Consumers sue talcum powder manufacturers for failure to warn

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS — Consumers are suing Johnson & Johnson, Imerys Talc America Inc., and other talcum powder manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Boiler operator blames mesothelioma on asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 26, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A former boiler operator is suing numerous asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.

Widow accuses Crane Co., others of wrongful death due to asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 16, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A widow is accusing Crane Co., A.W. Chesterton Inc., AGCO Corp. and others of the wrongful death of her husband due to exposure of products containing asbestos

Blows to talc plaintiffs in Missouri as $72 million award overturned, another trial halted

By John Breslin | Nov 2, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY – Plaintiffs involved in two talc-related cases being heard in Missouri suffered recent blows with a reversal of a $72 million award and the halting of a trial due to begin last month.

Son claims Missouri companies, other employers didn't warn of asbestos risks

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 18, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A son is suing asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.

Federal judge dismisses nonresident claims in talc suits against Johnson & Johnson

By Sam Knef | Sep 13, 2017

Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc have secured another jurisdictional victory based on a landmark ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

St. Louis area consumers, others claim they developed cancer after using talc products

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 7, 2017

ST. LOUIS — Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against talcum powder manufacturers, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Woman's case against NuvaRing makers may be transferred to Missouri's Eastern District court

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 18, 2017

BOSTON — A Forestdale, Massachusetts, woman is suing the makers and distributors of NuvaRing, citing alleged breach of implied warranty.

Women claim they developed ovarian cancer due to Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 25, 2017

ST. LOUIS — Multiple consumers are suing a major consumer goods manufacturer, alleging breach of implied warranty.

Due to high court ruling, mistrial declared in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

By Michael McGrady | Jun 22, 2017

A multiplaintiff complaint against Johnson & Johnson has resulted in a mistrial after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling on a similar case, altering the outcome of the lawsuit targeting consumer talc products distributed by the defendant and its contracted distributors.

Johnson & Johnson appeal in talc lawsuit stalls as SCOTUS weighs in on out-of-state complainants issue in California suit

By Michael McGrady | May 26, 2017

ST. LOUIS — Johnson & Johnson was dealt a blow to an appeal motion when a three-judge panel opted to not issue an opinion in a high-stakes talcum powder lawsuit against the company.

J&J wants talc trial halted, accuses plaintiff of 'forum shopping'

By John Breslin | May 19, 2017

ST. LOUIS — Talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has moved to halt a trial in Missouri state court in which a man claims his wife died after her repeated use of baby powder.

Johnson & Johnson talcum powder case stalled until U.S. Supreme Court ruling

By Michael McGrady | May 18, 2017

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District has opted out of providing an opinion on a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson with more than $72 million in liability at stake until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on whether or not plaintiffs from out of state can bring claims to a specific jurisdiction.

J&J attorney vows 'fight' as latest talc-cancer trial opens

By Michael Carroll | Apr 13, 2017

ST. LOUIS -- A fifth high-profile trial over allegations that Johnson & Johnson talc powder products are linked to ovarian cancer got under way Tuesday, with plaintiff’s attorney Allen Smith arguing that the company put profits over its corporate responsibility.

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