Ill. Court Wipes Out Honeywell Asbestos Rulings

Law360, New York (February 6, 2012, 7:01 PM EST) -- An Illinois appeals court on Thursday instructed two lower courts to determine whether a Honeywell International Inc. consultant is a company employee for purposes of requiring his testimony in asbestos suits, vacating default judgments against Honeywell.

Two Illinois state courts must now hold hearings on whether Joel Charm, an independent consultant who frequently testifies in cases involving Honeywell, is subject to an Illinois Supreme Court rule that a party can require the trial testimony of another party's officer, director or employee if he or she is...
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