Companies Tell 3rd Circuit Rail Car Asbestos-Insulated Pipe Case Preempted
(August 25, 2015, 11:04 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — Two companies on Aug. 3 told the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that federal statute and precedent support preemption of asbestos-exposure claims arising from pipe insulation on rail cars (Peggy R. Hassell, et al. v. Resco Holdings LLC; and ACF Industries LLC, and Thyssenkrupp Budd Co., No. 14-1715, 14-1804, 3rd Cir.).
(Appellee The Budd Company Inc. brief available. Document #01-150826-024B. Appellee Resco Holdings LLC brief available. Document #01-150826-025B.)
Billie Hassell sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. After he died...