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Toxic Tort/Asbestos

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ur attorneys have represented clients in asbestos defense litigation since the early 1980's. The firm's asbestos practice has grown over the years to represent asbestos defendants in state and federal courts as regional counsel and local counsel working closely with national counsel. We have represented clients in virtually every sector of the asbestos industry including manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners.

Our experience in defending asbestos claims through to trial includes the preparation and coordination of discovery responses and document production, preparation and presentation of corporate witnesses at deposition and trial, development and presentation of defense experts at deposition and trial, research, preparation for and cross-examination of plaintiffs' local and national experts at deposition and trial, and evaluation of litigation exposure. Moreover, we have a library of asbestos defense materials collected over the past decades including expert deposition and trial testimony, medical and scientific articles, regulatory information, briefs and motions on key asbestos issues.

Firm attorneys have defended cases involving a wide variety of products, including brakes and automotive components, electrical and switch components, wire and cable products, insulation materials and aircraft parts.

Illinois Appellate Court rules that issues which are severable from pending arbitration may evade stay, within court discretion

On April 26, 2018, the Illinois Appellate Court (3rd District) held in Messmore v. Silvis Operations, LLC, et al., Appeal No. 3-17-0708, that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by declining to stay the severable issues of proximate cause and damages in a wrongful death case from issues pending in arbitration. The underlying…

ARP Attorneys Mark Lura, Daniel Hronek, and Rabiya Bilfaqi obtain defense verdict on behalf of neurosurgeon and advanced practice nurse

A Cook County jury recently found in favor of a defendant neurosurgeon and his advanced practice nurse, returning a Not Guilty verdict following a two-week trial and a mere 30 minutes of jury deliberations. The case was successfully defended by attorneys Mark Lura, Daniel Hronek, and Rabiya Bilfaqi. Plaintiff alleged that after undergoing a spinal…

Maureen A. McGuire receives the distinction as one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers by Crain’s Chicago Business

Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP, is proud to announce that Maureen A. McGuire has received the distinction as one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers, by Crain’s Chicago Business. The women featured in this publication represent an impressive cross-section of Chicago-area legal industry leaders, many of whom have served with distinction for decades. When female equity…

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