Ill. High Court Keeps Asbestos Suit Against CSX Alive

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT) -- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday backed a decision that will allow the daughter of a former CSX Transportation Inc. employee to pursue claims that the railroad is responsible for her father’s asbestos-ridden clothes that eventually caused her mother’s death.

Although Cynthia Simpkins failed to plead facts that would show CSX should have known of the dangers of asbestos while her father was employed, the court noted that CSX did not introduce this point until it reached the high court. Had it been brought up earlier...
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