Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Federal Judge Nixes Loss Of Consortium Claim For Post-Exposure Marriage

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Federal Judge Nixes Loss Of Consortium Claim For Post-Exposure Marriage

CHICAGO - An asbestos defendant owed no duty under Illinois law to a woman who married a man after his alleged asbestos exposure, a federal judge held in dismissing her loss of consortium claim on July 14 (Kenneth D. Smith Jr. and Diane Smith v. Crane Co., et al., No. 13-7411, N.D. Ill.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95831).

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