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Stearns v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

Argue Date: Tuesday December 4, 2018
*Summary:   Statute of Repose-- Whether the Massachusetts statute of repose bars personal injury claims arising from asbestos exposure and involving extended latency periods.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: General Electric Company
Counsel for Appellant: Catherine A. Mohan, Esquire John A. Heller, Pro Hac Vice Attorney
Appellee: Wayne Oliver
Counsel for Appellee: Michael McCann, Esquire Michael Shepard, Esquire Edwin L. Wallace, Esquire
Court Appealed From: Federal Court
Lower Court Judge:
Route to SJC: Direct Entry: Certified Question
Amici Curiae: Massachusetts Defense Lawyers As., Massachusetts Asbestos Litigation, Coalition for Litigation Justice

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