Firm News & Updates

Market weighs latest Vioxx blow

As the first federal jury deliberates whether Merck & Co.’s painkiller Vioxx contributed to a Florida man’s death, investors on Friday digested new claims that the battered company withheld key data about… Read More

Simmons Hanly Conroy to Fund New Cancer Institute

The Simmons Hanly Conroy, announced today that it has pledged $10.2 million to fund a new cancer institute at Southern Illinois University (SIU). The institute, which will be named The Simmons Hanly… Read More

Asbestos: Case Marks New Generation of Victims

A judge has sanctioned Rancho Cordova’s Aerojet for falsely denying it ever used cancer-causing asbestos in rockets and missiles it has manufactured since the early 1950s. Judge Robert Dierker of the Missouri… Read More

Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Join Vioxx Lawsuits

Dozens of heart attack and stroke victims in Northeastern Pennsylvania are preparing to join the tidal wave of lawsuits against one of America’s largest drug companies. So far, more than 5,000 people… Read More

Bridges Over Troubled Waters: Volunteers Aid Evacuees With Bureaucracy, Finding Loved Ones

Computer whizzes from two area law firms are helping evacuees from Hurricane Katrina wade through the muddy waters of the federal bureaucracy to find lost loved ones and fill out the forms… Read More

Next Vioxx Suit Could Set Tone For Future Cases

The second Vioxx-related lawsuit to reach trial begins next week in Atlantic City, in a case that may have far-reaching implications for thousands of similar suits filed in New Jersey. Merck &… Read More

Youth May Play Vital Role in Vioxx Case / Attorneys for Both Sides Say a Young Jury Will Help Them Win

Two of the jurors who will decide if Merck & Co. Inc. caused the death of 59-year-old Robert Ernst are only 20 years old. They’re old enough to help decide the outcome… Read More

Five Cancer Victims Share Multimillion Settlement

Lawyers in an asbestos case involving five victims of a deadly disease settled a case Friday in which the plaintiffs were asking for a reported $100 million. The victims all suffer from… Read More

Verdict Rocks Shell Company to Appeal $34.1 Million Judgment in Asbestos Case

Shell Oil Co. says it will appeal what is believed to be the largest verdict ever in Madison County, a $34.1 million judgment on behalf of a roofing worker who contracted an… Read More

Simmons Hanly Conroy Announces Joint Venture with Hanly Conroy Bierstein & Sheridan LLP

Two of the nation’s leading plaintiff law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy, and Hanly Conroy Bierstein & Sheridan LLP announced today a new joint venture in which they are sharing resources to represent… Read More