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Illinois' Fifth District Reverses Rail Carrier Asbestos Ruling

The Fifth District of the Appellate Court of Illinois recently reversed a Madison County trial court ruling denying a motion to dismiss an asbestos case for forum non conveniens. The Fifth District’s decision constitutes a…more

| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts, Transportation

Mandatory Relation Back: Krupski v. Costa Crociere, S.p.A.

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(c) permits an amended complaint to relate back to a previously filed complaint if the proper party knew or should have known within the time of service that but for a mistake in identity, the…more

| Civil Procedure

Missouri Bankruptcy Filings Sinks Subsequent Claim Presentation

Missouri courts recently affirmed the importance and usefulness of an insured’s prior bankruptcy as evidence that an insured has misrepresented the nature and extent of his or her personal property claim. Both the Missouri Court…more

| Bankruptcy, Insurance

The Firm Inquiry

The Firm Inquiry is a quarterly publication of Brown & James and offers legal updates, impacts of decisions and news from Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Arkansas…more

| Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Professional...

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