Judge Dismisses Lockheed Martin For Lack Of Jurisdiction, Remands Asbestos Case
(September 20, 2016, 9:57 AM EDT) -- PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania law imposing jurisdiction over companies that register to do business in the state applies only to periods where the company was actually registered, a federal judge held Sept. 16 in granting dismissal and remanding an asbestos case (Leona George, et al. v. A.W. Chesterton Co., et al., No. 16-115, W.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 126176).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160928-006Z.)
After Peter George’s death from mesothelioma in July 2014, his widow, Leona George, sued numerous companies she claimed exposed him to asbestos. George...