Simmons Hanly Conroy shareholder named to national leadership position for GMO corn multidistrict litigation

Special to the Illinois Business Journal     ALTON – Simmons Hanly Conroy, a national complex litigation firm, has announced that named firm Shareholder Jayne Conroy has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (PEC) for the pending multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Syngenta Seeds Inc. concerning its genetically modified corn.    The MDL was assigned in December…

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Simmons Hanly Conroy investigates legal rights of farmers, exporters over China’s rejection of U.S. corn

Special to the Illinois Business Journal     ALTON — Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC is investigating the rights of farmers, grain exporters and other industry partners in connection with China’s rejection of U.S. corn and distiller’s dried grains with solubles shipments due to the presence of the genetically modified corn Agrisure Viptera, manufactured by Syngenta Seeds…

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Simmons employees deliver 30K pounds of food to Madison County pantries

Pantries in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco also receive holiday aid     ALTON — Five Madison County pantries received a special delivery from Simmons Hanly Conroy employees on Friday, Nov. 21.  Each delivery was roughly 6,000 pounds of food items raised during the 8th Annual Simmons Employee Foundation Food Drive.  The firm’s Alton office…

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Simmons Hanly Conroy secures settlement for family of disabled man killed by hospital security guards

Attorney Michael Stewart secures confidential settlement against Gateway Regional Medical Center, guards     ALTON – A confidential settlement was reached recently, just before trial, in a wrongful death lawsuit concerning the death of 42-year-old Anthony “Todd” Burkey, of Granite City.    Burkey died Dec. 2, 2011, while being restrained by three security guards in the emergency…

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Alton Miles for Meso 5K returns with community focus

Early registration now open for September 5K race, hosted by Simmons Hanly Conroy     ALTON – Early registration for the 6th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run Walk, hosted by Simmons Hanly Conroy and organized by Metro Tri Club, is now open.    The event returns Saturday, Sept. 27, to Simmons…

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Federal judge appoints Alton attorney interim co-lead for AIG fraud lawsuits

    ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has appointed Simmons Firm Shareholder Derek Brandt as interim co-lead class counsel in a pending national multidistrict litigation proceeding against AIG, its subsidiary companies and former CEO Maurice Greenberg.     In an order dated May 28, the Honorable Robert W. Gettleman, of the United States District Court for…

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Simmons Law Firm Merges with Hanly Conroy, Adds New York Office

      ST. LOUIS (June 4, 2014) – Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC and Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hayes LLP, national leaders in mass tort and complex litigation, announced today the two law firms will merge effective July 1 of this year. The firm will be called Simmons Hanly Conroy and…

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Simmons case leads to settlement offer for residents near Bridgeton Landfill

Simmons case leads to settlement offer for residents near Bridgeton Landfill Settlement requires landfill owners to pay residents most impacted by putrid odor nearly $7 million     ST. LOUIS – A federal magistrate judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement that will require the owners of the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill to pay residents living near…

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