May 2, 2016
New Developments
Northern District of Illinois Decision on Take-Home Exposure Liability has Limited Application
By Lindsay McClure-Hartman

The Northern District of Illinois in Neumann v. Borg-Warner Morse Tec LLC, No. 15-C-10507, 2016 WL 930662 (N.D. Ill. March 10, 2016), recently granted a motion to dismiss on the basis that a product manufacturer does not owe a duty to a plaintiff in a take-home exposure case. [Continue Reading]

Timing is Everything: Defendant Union Carbide’s Statute of Limitations Argument Rejected in Cook County Asbestos Case
By Jenna Marie Stupar

On February 18, 2016, a Cook County trial court denied Defendant Union Carbide Corporation’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Contreras v. Georgia Pacific et al. (No 13 L 6487). The court held that there was a genuine issue of material fact as to when the Statute of Limitations began to run and refused to grant the motion. [Continue Reading]

Delaware Supreme Court Holds That Appointment of a Registered Agent Alone is Insufficient For Exercise of General Jurisdiction of a Foreign Corporation
By Jen Dlugosz

On April 18, 2016, the Delaware Supreme Court held that registration of a corporation under the Delaware registration statutes does not subject a corporation to personal jurisdiction for any cause of action in the state. [Continue Reading]

April 2016 Asbestos Verdicts Summary
By Jen Dlugosz

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