Luke Mangan

Luke Mangan

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Asbestos Exposure Liability Decision May Affect Future "Take Home" Cases

Following recent court action, defendants up against "take-home" asbestos exposure claims may need to rethink their legal strategy. The Northern District of Illinois recently denied a Motion for Reconsideration of a...more

8/16/2016 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Duty of Care Negligence Take-Home Exposure

Missouri Court Applies Borrowing Statute to Bar Illinois Asbestos Claims

In Wolfe, et al. v. Armstrong Int'l, Inc., et al., Cause No. 1522-CC11026 (Div. No. 4), the Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis, 22nd Circuit, entered an April 11, 2016, Order dismissing certain defendants from an...more

4/28/2016 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Statute of Limitations Toxic Exposure Wrongful Death

Court Decision Makes it Easier for Plaintiffs to Pursue Claims Against Companies in Indiana

On March 2, 2016, the Indiana Supreme Court struck down Section 2 of the Indiana Product Liability Act and held that its statute of repose “does not apply to cases involving protracted exposure to an inherently dangerous...more

3/9/2016 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Hazardous Substances Mass Tort Litigation Statute of Repose Toxic Exposure Workplace Hazards

Amendment Reducing Size of Illinois Juries Declared Unconstitutional

On Monday December 21st, a Cook County, Illinois trial judge declared unconstitutional the recent Illinois legislation enacted that reduced the number of jurors in all civil trials from twelve persons to six. The legislation...more

12/23/2015 - Juror Selection Jury Trial

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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