STORY FROM: Asbestos
Ill. Court Refuses to Reconsider Order Denying Summary Judgment to Excelsior Packing & Gasket Co.
February 2, 2016
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. –– An Illinois federal court has refused to alter a judgment denying an asbestos defendant’s motion for summary judgment, saying that the defendant had failed to identify a “significant change in facts warranting reconsideration.”
In the Feb. 1 order, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois considered Excelsior Packing & Gasket Co.’s motion to alter judgment or amend the order as a motion for reconsideration and noted that “generally, motions for reconsideration of interlocutory orders are discouraged.”
On Jan. 28, the court denied Excelsior’s motion for summary judgment, saying that the plaintiff had ...
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