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.
- Argued 02/28/2002
- Decided 05/31/2002
- Published 05/31/2002
- TERENCE T. EVANS, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, MANION, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- 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.