STORY FROM: Asbestos
7th Circuit Declines to Hear Weyerhaeuser Appeal of Order in Asbestos Suit, Says Dispute is Moot
January 9, 2019
CHICAGO –– The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal concerning community exposure to asbestos, finding that the dispute is moot in light of a summary judgment order entered in favor of Weyerhaeuser after the appeal was filed.
In the Jan. 8 order, the 7th Circuit rejected the defendant’s request to hear the dispute in spite of the summary judgment victory, concluding that the defendant had, in part, presented an appeal in which the only “thing that it asks us to decide is how it wins, not whether it wins.”
The plaintiffs in the underlying lawsuits sued ...