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Ill. Court Refuses to Reconsider Order Dismissing Manufacturer Defendant from Asbestos Take-Home Case

CHICAGO –– An Illinois federal court has refused to reconsider an order it entered earlier this year dismissing a defendant from a take-home asbestos exposure suit, backing its position that while the plaintiff had established that the exposure was foreseeable, she had failed to refute the defendant’s position that enforcing the duty of ordinary care would be unduly burdensome.

In the May 31 order, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois additionally granted motions to dismiss filed by Honeywell International Inc., Borg-Warner TEC LLC, Dana Companies LLC, Federal-Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, Hollingsworth & Vose Company, and ...

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