Workers’ Comp Law Nixes Torts In Barred Latent Disease Cases, Illinois Court Holds

(November 4, 2015, 2:47 PM EST) -- CHICAGO — While it creates a harsh outcome, Illinois law forecloses on a tort remedy for a man whose mesothelioma arose outside the state’s 25-year limit on workers’ compensation claims, the majority of the Illinois Supreme Court held Nov. 4 (Ellen Folta, et al. v. Ferro Engineering, a division of ON Marine Services Co., No. 118070, Ill. Sup.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151118-001Z.)

James Folta sued Ferro Engineering, a division of ON Marine Services Co., and 14 others, in the Cook County Circuit Court, claiming that he...
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