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Simpkins v. CSX Transportation, Inc.

Date: August 11, 2011

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.

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