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Supreme Court denies the motions of all potential amici for leave to file amicus briefs

May 27, 2011

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief rejecting “take-home” asbestos lawsuits

February 15, 2011

NCLC urged the Illinois Supreme Court to hold that employers should not be held liable for secondhand, off-site exposure to hazardous materials that employees “take home” from the workplace. In this case, the plaintiff alleges she was exposed to asbestos carried home on the clothing of her former husband who worked for the defendant from 1958 to 1964. In its brief, NCLC provided an overview of the asbestos litigation crisis and warned that this case could exacerbate the problem. “Take home” asbestos exposure lawsuits such as this one have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts.

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