Craig Liljestrand Authors Article "Court Differentiates Dismantling in Dismissal"

August 6, 2015

Craig T. Liljestrand, a Chicago-based partner in the Product Liability practice area at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article, "Court Differentiates Dismantling in Dismissal," published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on August 6, 2015. This article is part of Mr. Liljestrand's monthly column with the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin "Toxic Tort Talk."

The article discuses the court case, Hockler vs. William Powell Co., 129 A.D.3d 463, 11 N.Y.S. 45, 2015 Slip Op. 04765 (2015) where the New York appellate court recently held that the defendant valve manufacturer owed no duty the a plaintiff worker with mesothelioma, and that the worker did not use the product in a reasonably foreseeable manner. In the article, Mr. Liljestrand also adds that the focal issue in the case was whether a dismantling of the valve constituted a reasonably foreseeable use of that specific product. 

Read the full article "Court Differentiates Dismantling in Dismissal" on the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin website. Please note a subscription is required. 

Craig Liljestrand has extensive experience in the areas of toxic tort, products liability and environmental litigation. He is recognized for his litigation and trial skills in the areas of asbestos, silica, welding fumes, lead paint and occupational disease claims.  

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.