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Ill. Court of Appeals Affirms Order Allowing Asbestos Case to Stay In McLean County

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –– An Illinois appellate court has affirmed an order denying a motion to transfer asbestos claims, concluding that the trial court had not abused its discretion when it found the conspiracy claim provided a sufficient connection to the county in which the suit was filed.

In the Nov. 7 opinion, the Illinois Fourth District Court of Appeals found that McLean County, Illinois, had “at least some relevant interest in deciding this case.”

The plaintiffs asserted that Don Ross had developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure. Ross specifically came into contact with the asbestos-containing products while ...

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