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Illinois Asbestos Court Rules on Personal Jurisdiction in First Post-Daimler Decisions

In what is believed to be the Court’s first post-Daimler written decisions on the issue, Madison County, Illinois Judge Stephen A. Stobbs recently issued two decisions addressing whether the Court has personal jurisdiction...more

11/24/2015 - Asbestos Litigation Auto Manufacturers DaimlerChrysler v Bauman Due Process Personal Jurisdiction SCOTUS Toxic Exposure

Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Asbestos Verdict on Sole Proximate Cause Argument

In Smith v. Illinois Central Railroad Co., the Fourth District of Illinois recently overturned a $1.4 million verdict against the Illinois Central Railroad. At trial, the Court had excluded evidence of the decedent's work at...more

8/12/2015 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Burden of Proof IL Supreme Court Proximate Cause Railroads Railways Toxic Exposure

Amendment Reducing Illinois Juries from 12 to 6 About to Take Effect

Courtrooms in Illinois will begin to see a new makeup of juries soon, as effective June 1, 2015, all jury cases shall be tried by a jury of six. Previously, cases in which alleged damages exceeded $50,000 were tried by a jury...more

4/8/2015 - Amended Legislation Jury Selection Jury Trial New Legislation Statute of Repose

"Every Asbestos Exposure Counts" - Maryland Affirms Theory

Maryland's highest appellate court ruled last week that a plaintiff's expert in an asbestos injury lawsuit could testify that every single exposure to asbestos substantially contributes to the development of mesothelioma,...more

8/16/2013 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Bodily Injury Expert Testimony Ford Motor Mesothelioma Toxic Exposure

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