Nos. 2-90-0599, 2-90-0600.

569 N.E.2d 201 (1991)

210 Ill. App.3d 141

155 Ill.Dec. 201

Byron KNOX, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. KEENE CORPORATION, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District.

Rehearing Denied April 15, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James R. Hopkinson (argued), Kathy Byrne, Cooney and Conway, Chicago, for Byron G. Knox.

David R. Sinn, Karen L. Kendall, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Peoria, and Francis A. Spina, Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess, Wheaton, for Keene Corp., Armstrong World Industries, GAF Corp., Fibreboard Corp., Nat. Gypsum Co., Dana Corp., T & N, P.L.C., Indv., and Flintkote Co.

Patrick F. Geary, Arnstein, Gluck, Lehr, Barron & Milligan, Chicago, for Babcock Wilcox.

Fred B. Moore, Livingston, Barger, Brandt & Schroeder, Bloomington, and Raymond H. Modesitt, Patrick, Gabbert, Wilkinson, Goeller & Modesitt, Terre Haute, Ind., for Celotex Corp.

James K. Toohey, Anne T. Stinneford, Ross & Hardies, Chicago, for Pittsburg Corning.

Edward J. McCambridge, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., and James P. Dorr, Lawrence D. Mishkin, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, Chicago, for Combustion Engineering.

Bruce W. Lyon, Barry L. Kroll, Williams & Montgomery, Ltd., Chicago, for Eagle-Picher Industries.

Robert H. Riley, Paul A. Scrudato, Thomas P. Heneghan, Schiff Hardin & Waite, Chicago, for Owens-Illinois, Inc. and Keene Corp.

Stephen J. Smalling, Kralovec, Marquard, Doyle & Gibbons, Chtd., Chicago, for Asbestospray Corp.

Edward F. Ruberry, Brinton, Bollinger & Ruberry, Chicago, for Garlock, Inc.

Gary Sharp, William Osantowski, Cheatham & Acker, West Bloomfield, for H.K. Porter Co.

Bret S. Babcock (argued), Reardon, Orr & Dvorak, Peoria, and Edward M. Maher, Clark, McGreevy & Johnson, P.C., Rockford, for W.R. Grace Co.

Michael Hernandez, Freeborn & Peters, Chicago, for Manville Trust.

Michael P. Connelly, Connelly, Mustes, Palmer & Schroeder, Chicago, for Celotex Corp.

Robert L. Martier, Ruth V. Enright (argued), Robert S. Baker, Keith A. Chadwick, Baker & Martier, Chicago, for Owens-Corning Fiberglas.

Daniel J. Cheely, Francis D. Morrissey, Michael A. Pollard, Baker & McKenzie, Chicago, for AC & S, Inc.

Justice McLAREN delivered the opinion of the court:

Plaintiff, Byron Knox, appeals from the trial court's order of May 1, 1990, dismissing with prejudice his amended complaint. In the consolidated case, plaintiffs Earl and Ella Louise Hackbarth (the Hackbarths) appeal from the trial court's order of April 12, 1990, dismissing their amended complaint with prejudice. We dismiss in part and affirm in part.

On February 7, 1989, the Hackbarths filed a two-count...

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