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The Status of the Exclusive Remedy Defense in Asbestos Litigation: All Hope Is Not Lost

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Date Published

September 2, 2020

Publisher

Illinois Defense Counsel

Subjects

Litigation, Toxic Tort

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Summary

Following the recent passage of Public Act 101-0006, amending the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act in response to the Illinois Supreme Court decision in Folta v. Ferro Engineering, attorneys defending employers in asbestos matters seemed to lose their workers’ compensation exclusive remedy defenses and now seem to be forced to handle these cases just like any other civil action. However, all is not lost. In many instances, the original version of the Act and Folta may still apply, and even as amended, there is still language in the Act left untouched that employer defendants may be able to use to defend themselves. This webinar will discuss the defenses available to employer defendants in asbestos litigation, some arguments perhaps not considered by attorneys defending employer defendants, and defense strategy considerations for advancing these arguments without running the risk of setting bad precedent.

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Presenters

Cameron Turner

Cameron Turner is a shareholder in the Fort Lauderdale and Chicago offices of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney. His... Read More

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