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Appeals judges: Chicago not right court for John Crane’s asbestos fraud RICO claims vs Simon Greenstone, Shein Law

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A federal appeals panel in Chicago has agreed industrial seals and couplings maker John Crane Inc. should be afforded the chance to air its claims two law firms allegedly engaged in racketeering and fraud in the way they pressed asbestos-related personal injury claims against the company in the past. However, the judges also agreed with lower court judges that Chicago…

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Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch says Arizona second-hand asbestos exposure ruling could have impacts elsewhere

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A recent ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court that found companies should not be held liable for damages related to second-hand asbestos exposure is “common sense” and could affect similar cases in other states, according to Travis Akin, the executive director of Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch. “The ruling is just common sense,” Akin told the Cook County Record. “There was…

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Lawsuit alleges jail staff, private contractor ignored man’s calls for help

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Joseph McClimans spent just nine days in the Tippecanoe County Jail during the summer of 2016 before a heart attack took his life. A lawsuit filed by a representative of his estate in Tippecanoe County last week alleges McCliman’s death could have been prevented had he received proper medical care. McClimans had a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1997,…

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COA finds warehouse not liable for cargo-related deaths

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An Indianapolis-based warehouse facility has been cleared of liability in a tractor-trailer accident that killed three and injured one after the Indiana Court of Appeals found the warehouse had neither a contractual nor a common law duty to the victims. In January 2010, Kendall Transportation dispatched one of its drivers, Israel Rankin, to haul a 40,000-pound steel coil from ADS…

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Company seeks dismissal in Menards’ walkway lawsuit

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A Georgia elevator company is requesting a judge’s dismissal or jury trial for allegations Menards has made about moving walkways installed in a few of its Midwest stores. The Eau Claire-based home improvement retailer filed a lawsuit last month in Eau Claire County Court against ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp., alleging the company didn’t live up to its warranty and other parts…

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Appeals court says no proof Chicago cops blocked exit door in deadly 2003 E2 nightclub stampede

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An Illinois appeals panel has upheld a Cook County judge’s ruling, which cleared Chicago police of causing the deaths of patrons by preventing them from leaving the E2 nightclub in Chicago during a stampede there in 2003 that took 21 lives and injured more than 50. The April 30 decision was authored by Justice Mary Mikva, with concurrence from Justices…

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COA rejects woman’s claim that accident occurred outside chemical test period

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A woman who drove drunk into a mobile home causing significant damage lost her appeal Wednesday after arguing the state’s blood draw occurred outside the three-hour window under statute and thus did not prove her blood alcohol level at the time of the accident. Elberta N. Jackson was convicted of Class A misdemeanors operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration…

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