• Posts by George A. Kiser

    George A. Kiser focuses his practice on trials involving toxic tort litigation, including asbestos and silica cases. He handles asbestos cases pending in Madison and Cook Counties in Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, and outlying ...


Analysis of cases where Illinois Supreme Court chose to and not to use its powers of extraordinary intervention via writs of mandamus and prohibition


We hear that as many as 95% of all civil cases settle or are otherwise resolved without a trial. A civil trial lawyer’s job is to be ready, willing, and able to handle the 5% of cases that do go to trial. We read appellate cases that decide issues in those cases that go to trial. We sell our legal abilities by emphasizing our trial experience. But our ability to negotiate a favorable settlement for our clients can be just as valuable.

We negotiate settlements all of the time. We each approach a particular settlement differently. We negotiate in our own way. Our negotiation styles reflect our ...


The United States Supreme Court recently handed down a decision that may affect whether and when state and federal district courts can exercise general jurisdiction over non-resident corporations.  In Daimler AG v. Bauman, et al., US Supreme Court no 11-965 (January 14, 2014), the U.S. Supreme Court held that Daimler AG, a German Corporation with headquarters in Stuttgart Germany, was not amenable to personal jurisdiction in Federal Court in California because it was not incorporated in California, did not have its principal place of business there and could not be said to otherwise ...

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