Ill. High Court Hands Weil-McLain Win In Asbestos Suit

Law360, New York (April 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed an earlier judgment against heating and air-conditioning component maker Weil-McLain, ruling that the company should have been permitted to offer evidence that a former pipe fitter’s asbestos-related illness was mostly caused by other exposure sources.

The Supreme Court of the State of Illinois ruled Thursday that Michigan City, Ind.-based Weil-McLain — the last outstanding defendant in a case in which a dozen companies were sued — should have had the right to present evidence that the proximate cause of the...
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