Judge Finds No Grounds For Removal In Dismissal, Amended Complaint

Mealey's (August 27, 2015, 2:13 PM EDT) -- PORTLAND, Ore. — Amending a complaint after summary judgment for the only nondiverse defendant did not allow removal of an asbestos action, a federal judge held Aug. 25 in adopting a magistrate judge’s report (Ronald K. Laux, and Marilee Laux, et al. v. Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., et al., No. 15-585, D. Ore.).

(Judge Simon’s opinion available. Document #01-150909-006Z.)

Ronald and Marilee Laux filed suit in the Multnomah County, Ore., Circuit Court in April 2014 against 13 defendants whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos....
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