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Judges: Asbestos plaintiff not harmed by ruling barring testimony from doctor over exposure theories

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 1, 2017

A federal appeals court in Chicago has refused to upend a jury’s verdict against a retired pipefitter, who had claimed Owens-Illinois and ExxonMobil should be held liable for his lung cancer because possible exposure to asbestos on work sites decades ago, and not a 30-year, pack-and-a-half-a-day cigarette smoking habit, had caused the illness.

Seventh Circuit: Patent law can't be used to press asbestos exposure liability claims

By Scott Holland | Jun 8, 2017

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has upheld lower courts’ dismissal of several asbestos exposure lawsuits brought against door maker Weyerhaeuser Company and Owens-Illinois Inc., saying their dispute with Weyerhauser should be handled under Wisconsin’s workers compensation law, and their claims against Owens-Illinois don’t belong in court at all.

Former smoker blames asbestos for cancer, sues companies for liability

By Robert Hadley | Nov 2, 2015

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

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