Asbestos litigation never ceases to surprise. This week’s surprise is found in an on line article by Kelly Holleran for the Madison – St. Clair County Record, a great, free on line resource for tracking events in the litigation industry in Madison and St. Clair counties. 

The story is that two different law firms filed suits for the plaintiffs, with the first suit filed in Madison County and  the second filed six days later in St. Clair County. According to the article, the plaintiffs and law firms are as follows:

"Glenn and Joyce Metzger of Othello, Wash. filed a lawsuit against 59 defendant corporations April 27 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. They filed a similar lawsuit May 3 in Madison County Circuit Court.

In both complaints, the Metzgers allege the defendant companies caused Glenn Metzger to develop mesothelioma after his exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career as an insulator at various sites from 1953 until 1989.

David I. Cates and Judy L. Cates of the Cates Law Firm in Swansea will be representing the Metzgers in their St. Clair County lawsuit. Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville will be representing them in their Madison County lawsuit. "