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Webinar: The Status of the Exclusive Remedy Defense in Asbestos Litigation: All Hope Is Not Lost
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Webinar: The Status of the Exclusive Remedy Defense in Asbestos Litigation: All Hope Is Not Lost

 Export to Your Calendar 9/2/2020
When: September 2, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Sandra Wulf
800-232-0169

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The Status of the Exclusive Remedy Defense in Asbestos Litigation: All Hope Is Not Lost

Following the recent passage of Public Act 101-0006, amending the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act in response to the Illinois Supreme Court decision in Folta v. Ferro Engineering, attorneys defending employers in asbestos matters seemed to lose their workers’ compensation exclusive remedy defenses and now seem to be forced to handle these cases just like any other civil action. However, all is not lost. In many instances, the original version of the Act and Folta may still apply, and even as amended, there is still language in the Act left untouched that employer defendants may be able to use to defend themselves. This webinar will discuss the defenses available to employer defendants in asbestos litigation, some arguments perhaps not considered by attorneys defending employer defendants, and defense strategy considerations for advancing these arguments without running the risk of setting bad precedent.

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Featured Speaker


Cameron Turner is a shareholder in the Fort Lauderdale and Chicago offices of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney. His practice focuses in toxic tort, products liability, personal injury and commercial litigation matters. He has served as national and local counsel for dozens of clients in asbestos litigation and has first and second chair trial experience in several jurisdictions around the country. Mr. Turner is licensed in Illinois, Florida, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

Credit has been approved with the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois for 1.0 General CLE credit.