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MASTERS v. HESSTON CORP., 01-2656

A products liability suit against a manufacturer of a hay baler was barred by Illinois law when it was not brought within 12 years from the sale of the product, and the alteration exception was inapplicable; expert testimony, as to breach of the relevant standard of care governing the baler's design, was properly excluded as unreliable.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/28/2002
  • Decided 05/31/2002
  • Published 05/31/2002

Judges

  • TERENCE T. EVANS, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, MANION, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Geoffrey L. Gifford (argued), Pavalon, Gifford, Laatsch & Marino, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • George Vernon (argued), Monroe, WI, for Defendant-Appellee.
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