Missouri Judge Applies Illinois Limitations Period To Bar Asbestos Action

(May 3, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — Illinois’ statute of limitations on wrongful death actions governs Illinois’ residents’ asbestos action filed in and under Missouri law, a Missouri state judge held April 11(Lois Wolfe, et al. v. Armstrong International Inc., et al., No. 152-CC11026, Mo. Cir., City of St. Louis).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160504-010Z.)

Lois Wolfe and four surviving heirs filed suit in the St. Louis City, Mo., Circuit Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed her decedent to asbestos, leading to his death. Wolfe claimed that the decedent...
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