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Illinois Amends Construction Statute of Repose To Exclude Asbestos Claims, But Amended Not Retroactive In Certain Cases

Amendment Excludes Asbestos Claims In December, 2014, former Governor Pat Quinn signed Public Act 98-1131, § 5, into law, adding Subsection (f) to Illinois’ Construction Statute of Repose (735 ILCS 5/13-214) to exclude claims based on personal injur [...]

Contractual Provisions Minimizing Exposure/Losses in Missouri and Illinois

Parties entering into commercial contracts in Missouri and Illinois have available to them a number of risk limiting and shifting devices. However, in order to be enforceable, they must be drafted with care. Courts are often reluctant to allow an unconsci [...]


Jerry Simon Selected As A 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Mass Torts

American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ have selected Jerry Simon as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Mass Torts.  Jerry has extensive experience defending against mass tort claims and has spoken several times on various mass tort and toxic tort rela [...]

Josh Breithaupt Named Newest Principal At Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

Congratulations to Josh Breithaupt who was named the firm’s newest principal in 2014. Josh has worked as an associate with Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. for nine years and is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and multiple United States District Courts in Miss [...]

Phillip Bryant Obtains Motion for Summary Judgement in Property Insurance Claim Case

PS Partner: J. Phillip Bryant We represented: Mount Vernon Fire Insurance Company  Venue: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri Facts: SJP Properties, Inc. is in the business of buying and selling foreclosed properties. On Jul [...]

Dean Nichols Obtains Favorable Verdict in Amount of Pre-Trial Offer for Premises Liability Claim

PS Partner: Dean Nichols We represented: Chesterfield Mall, LLC, ERMC II LLC, and ERMC III Property Management Co.  Venue: St. Louis County, MO Facts: On April 1, 2010, plaintiff was working as a UPS delivery driver delivering packages to [...]