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American Optical v. Williams

Florida Supreme Court (Fourth DCA: 4D07-405, 4D07-407)

Case Number: SC08-1616

Issue: The issues presented in this consolidated appeal involve the application of the Asbestos and Silica Compensation Fairness Act ("ASCFA") to claims of various plaintiffs and whether requiring a plaintiff to actually suffer physical impairment prior to filing suit violates due process.

Status: FDLA filed an amicus brief in support of Appellant on August 20, 2009. Oral argument is set for February 10, 2010.

Matthew J. Conigliaro, Esq.
Carlton Fields, P.A.
P.O. Box 3239
Tampa,FL 33601

FDLA Attorney:
Caryn L Bellus
Kubicki Draper
25 West Flagler Street Penthouse
Miami,FL 33130


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