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Court of Appeals reverses decision in Uniroyal case


Eau Claire (WQOW) - A court case that goes back years in Eau Claire County takes a turn.

Last year, an Eau Claire County judge dismissed claims filed by family members of some former Uniroyal workers who have died.  They had sued companies that manufactured chemicals used at Uniroyal, claiming those chemicals caused cancer and other illnesses.  On Thursday, an appeals court reversed the judge's ruling.

At issue was whether the plaintiffs should've been given more time to file their lawsuits even after the statute of limitations had run its course.  The law does provide an extension of sorts and the appeals court says it would apply in this case.


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