In Stearns v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently concluded that the statute of repose, Mass. Gen. L. c. 260, sec. 2B, applies to claims of asbestosis and other latent diseases.
The decision of Derrick Martins Oliveira v. The Commerce Insurance Company, Appeals Court No. 17-P-757, was only handed down on October 23, 2018, but has already created waves across the insurance community.