ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLANTS ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEES
LINDA GEORGE SEE APPENDIX A
W. RUSSELL SIPES
Laudig George Rutherford & Sipes
CATHLEEN A. and EMMETT O. CAMPLIN, ) ) Appellants (Plaintiffs Below ), ) Cause No. 49S02-0202-CV-128 ) in the Supreme Court v. ) ) ACandS, INC., et al., ) Cause No. 49A02-0106-CV-429 ) in the Court of Appeals Appellees (Defendants Below ). ) )
The Indiana Court of Appeals invited us to accept jurisdiction over the Camplins
appeal because it involves the same issue as another case in which we
had granted transfer.
See Stegemoller v. ACandS, Inc., 749 N.E.2d 1216, 1220
(Ind. Ct. App. 2001), transfer granted, 761 N.E.2d 423 (Ind. 2001). We
accepted jurisdiction, and now hold that Mrs. Camplin has standing as a bystander
under the Act.
We hold today in
Stegemoller v. ACandS, Inc., No. 49S02-0111-CV-593, slip op. (Ind.
May 17, 2002), that a plaintiff who allegedly contracted a disease as a
result of contact with asbestos fibers brought home on the person and clothing
of her husband has standing as a bystander under the Act. Our
reasoning in that case applies here, and we reach the same result:
taking into account the nature of asbestos products, Mrs. Camplin has a cognizable
claim as a bystander under the Act.
Dickson, Sullivan, Boehm, and Rucker, JJ., concur.
For Amchem Products; C.E. Thurston; Certain Teed Corp.; Flexitallic; T&N, PLC; Union Carbide
Locke Reynolds LLP
For Oakfabco, Inc.
JOHN L. LISHER
Osborne Hiner & Lisher
For Rapid American; Flintkote Co.
DOUGLAS B. KING
Wooden & McLaughlin, LLP
For Combustion Engineering; Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn
For Foster Wheeler LLC; A.P. Green; Harbison-Walker Refractories Co.
JASON L. KENNEDY
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
For Fargo Insulation
JAMES E. ROCAP
JEFFREY B. FETCH
Rocap Witchger LLP
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Roberts & Bishop
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Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP
For General Electric Co.
For General Refractories; Grefco
Beckman, Kelly & Smith
For Central Supply Co.
MARY K. REEDER
CHARLES C. DOUGLAS
Riley Bennett & Egloff, LLP