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Former smoker blames asbestos for cancer, sues companies for liability

Robert Hadley Nov. 2, 2015, 2:07pm

A Cook County couple is suing more than two dozen companies, alleging liability for the husband's asbestos exposure.

Judge refuses new trial vs Owens, Exxon for pipefitter with lung cancer a jury found was caused by cigarettes, not asbestos

Dan Churney Aug. 28, 2015, 1:49pm

A Chicago federal judge refused to grant a new trial Aug. 25 for a retired pipefitter from Braidwood, who failed to convince a jury earlier this year exposure to asbestos on corporate job sites, rather than a cigarette smoking habit, had caused his lung cancer. Charles Krik filed suit in November 2010 in Chicago federal court against Owens-Illinois, ExxonMobil and others, claiming his lung cancer was caused, in part, because the companies negligently exposed him to asbestos while he worked as a

Jury finds cigarettes, not asbestos, cause of pipefitter's lung cancer in asbestos case vs. ExxonMobil, Owens

Jonathan Bilyk May 6, 2015, 10:16am

ShahAfter a federal judge denied the plaintiff the ability to use the “any exposure” theory to press his asbestos-related claim, a federal jury has ruled a pipefitter’s lung cancer may have been caused by his pack-and-a-half a day cigarette smoking habit, rather than asbestos exposure, handing a rare win at trial to a group of industrial defendants.On May 1, the jury ruled in federal court in Chicago