Supreme Court of Illinois
The brief argues that premises owners, such as the defendant railroad, owe no legal duty of care to remote plaintiffs allegedly injured as a result of secondhand exposure to asbestos or other substances emitted in the workplace. The subject action involves the estate of a woman who was allegedly exposed to asbestos carried home on the person and clothing of her former husband, who worked for the defendant’s predecessor railroad from 1958 to 1964.
Status: PENDING. Amicus Curiae Brief in support of CSX Transportation filed 4/25/11. Court denied amicus briefs on 5/31/11.