No. 3-15-0418.

49 N.E.3d 924 (2016)

401 Ill. Dec. 222

2016 IL App (3d) 150418

Marcia ADAMS, Rich Clay, Donald Stewart, Bob Wheelis, Romeo Fulz, Charles VanHessen, Harlie Warren, Dorvin Bever, Thomas Hedrick, Ronald Thacker, Patrick O'Neal, William Eoff, Lawrence Belcher, Donovan Lathrop, Doug Martin, Russell Wolland, David Collins, Lawrence Ross, Mervin Boyer, Maria Kreilein, Robert McDonald, Ralph Woepke, William Oswald, John Chandler Smith, Mary Zerkle, Kenneth Garrard, Stephen L. Ahlrich, Roger Warren Martin, Clarance Alton Ambrose, Michael Enoch Carver, John W. Morey Sr., J.T. Smithers, Alma Slivinski, Maurice Milford Logan, Richard Henry Veath, Clyde Allen Ahlfield, William Moore, James Fowler, Gilbert Gillis, Elroy Arnold Christiansen, Richard Dorman Bloss, Charles Leo Joplin, Larry Don McVey, Joseph Henry Wilkinson, Patrick Lee Stafford, Haskel Shook, John Hanlin, Bobby Wallace, David Crews, Carl Duncan, Carol Kitchens, Eugene Mann, and Kelly Frymire, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. EMPLOYERS INSURANCE COMPANY OF WAUSAU, TIG Insurance Company, Travelers Casualty and Surety Company f/k/a Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, Defendants-Appellees (Sprinkmann Insulation, Inc., Arthur Kremers and Rhonda Kremers, Defendants).

Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District.

February 18, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William A. Kohlburn (argued) and Courtney Harashe Gregory , both of Simmons, Hanly & Conroy, LLC, Alton, for appellants.

Lawrence D. Mason and John A. Lee (argued), both of Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., Chicago, for appellee Employers Insurance Company of Wausau.

Matthew T. Walsh (argued), John D. LaBarbera , and Martha E. Conlin , all of Carroll, McNulty & Kull, LLC, Chicago, for appellee TIG Insurance Company.

Donna J. Vobornik (argued) and Daniel E. Feinberg , both of Dentons US LLP, Chicago, for appellee Travelers Casualty and Surety Company.

Michael C. Dorf , of Adducci, Dorf, Lehner, Mitchell & Blankenship, PC, Chicago, and Laura A. Foggan , of Wiley Rein LLP, Washington, D.C., for amicus curiae Complex Insurance Claims Litigation Association.


¶ 1 The plaintiffs, numerous individuals who were diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer, filed a complaint for declaratory judgment against numerous defendants, including Employers Insurance Company of Wausau, Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, and...

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