Fla. Court Schedules Oral Argument on Challenges to Asbestos & Silica Act
December 18, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - According to a recent notice, the Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the state's Asbestos and Silica Compensation Fairness Act in February. American Optical Corp., et al. v. Williams, et al., No. SC08-1617; American Optical Corp., et al., v. Spiewak, et al., No. SC08-1616 (Fla. Sup. Ct.).
As listed in a Dec. 1 entry in the high court's online docket, oral argument will take place on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Each side has been allocated 20 minutes for argument.
The underlying appeal involves conflicting opinions from lower …