Menssen v. Pneumo Abex Corp.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (4th) 100904
Decision Date: 
August 31, 2012
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
McLean Co.
Justice: 
STEIGMANN
Holding: 
Reversed.
Plaintiff, a former employee, sued for malignancy caused by asbestos exposure; jury verdict for Plaintiff for $17.9 million total. Evidence was insufficient to prove that Defendant companies entered into civil conspiracy to misrepresent or suppress health hazards of asbestos exposure. Thus, court erred in denying motions for judgment n.o.v. (TURNER, specially concurring; COOK, dissenting.)