Illinois Judge Rejects Jurisdictional Defense In Asbestos Case Against Ford

(December 1, 2015, 11:26 AM EST) -- EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Ford Motor Co. conducts substantial business in Illinois and ordinarily defends asbestos suits such as the one it is now trying to escape, a state judge held in denying its motion to dismiss for on jurisdictional grounds on Nov. 6 (Irene Jeffs, et al. v. Anco Insulations Inc., et al., No. 15-533, Ill. Cir., 3rd Jud. Cir., Madison Co.)....

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