Missouri Jurisdiction Lacking; Removal Of Asbestos Case Proper, Judge Says

(August 16, 2016, 1:21 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — A man’s allegations fail to create personal jurisdiction in Missouri over the Federal-Mogul Asbestos Injury Trust or its predecessors, a federal judge in Missouri held Aug. 5 while also denying remand (Berg Hovsepian v. Crane Co., et al., No. 16-414, E.D. Mo.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103149).

(Federal-Mogul Asbestos Trust opinion available. Document #01-160817-032Z. Opinion denying remand available. Document #01-160817-033Z.)

Berg Hovsepian sued numerous companies he claimed exposed him to asbestos. Hovsepian alleged exposure while handling asbestos-containing insulation during private employment in the...
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