Judge Finds Turbine Maker’s Distribution Of Insulation Falls Under Statute Of Repose

(August 16, 2016, 1:22 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — The Illinois statute of repose covers a turbine manufacturer’s distribution of insulation where the product constituted an integral part of the improvement to real property, a federal judge in Illinois held July 27 (Mary Julia Norberg, et al. v. Viacom Inc., et al., No. 01-2948, N.D. Ill.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95075).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160817-038Z.)

After Earl Norberg died of lung cancer, his widow, Mary Julia Norberg, filed suit against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to the asbestos that caused his...
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