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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.

First District Appellate Opinion on Section 2-622 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure

First District Appellate Opinion which may make Cook County judges wary to dismiss on the basis of Section 2-622. On July 16, 2018, the First District Illinois Appellate Court issued a ruling in Lee v. Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center, LLC, et al., which reversed the dismissal of a medical malpractice case as to two…

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…

Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP Welcomes New Associates!

Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP, is pleased to announce the hiring of Cindy Medina-Cervantes and Christina A. Wayman as associates. Ms. Medina-Cervantes previously served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Ronald F. Bartkowicz, who presided over an individual calendar in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Through her clerkship…

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