Asbestos Case with No Ties to County to Remain in District Court

  • Opinion

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. - A former carpenter who claims he suffers from mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to asbestos can have his case tried in an Illinois County District Court, even though he allegedly has no apparent ties to the venue, a state appeals court has ruled. Dykstra v. A.P. Green Industries, Inc., et al., No. 00-L-1235 (Ill. App. Ct., Fifth Dist.).

According to a decision published Dec. 17 by the Fifth District of the Illinois Appellate Court, plaintiff Cornelius Dykstra is permitted to keep his claims against several defendants in Madison County, Ill., despite his own admission …


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