Illinois Supreme Court Rules for Asbestos Defendants on the “Lipke” issue
Defense lawyers, defendants and insurers all are smiling today because the Illinois Supreme Court today issued a ruling that favors defendants in asbestos litigation. Specifically, the court made plain today that the so-called Lipke rule no longer applies if it ever did. The opinion is available from the Illinois Supreme Court’s website or here. Within the world of asbestos litigation, much will be said about this opinion over the next few days.