Indiana Supreme Court Strikes Down Statute Of Repose In Asbestos Cases

(March 7, 2016, 10:30 AM EST) -- INDIANAPOLIS — A 3-2 majority of the Indiana Supreme Court on March 2 struck down the state’s 10-year statute of repose in asbestos products liability cases, finding that the statute unconstitutionally created disparate treatment of those injured by asbestos (Larry Myers and Loa Myers v. Crouse-Hinds, Division of Cooper Industries Inc.; and Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Hollingsworth & Vose, No. 49S00-1502-MI-119, General Electric Co. v. Mary R. Geyman, et al., No. 49S00-1501-MI-35, Owens-Illinois Inc. v. Mary R. Geyman, et al., No. 49SS00-1501-MI-36, Ind. Sup.).

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