Defendant Wasn’t Ship Owner But May Have Been Employer, Judge Says

(September 18, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — There is insufficient evidence that an asbestos action defendant owned a ship, sinking unseaworthiness claims, but a man may proceed with claims that it acted as his employer, a federal judge in Pennsylvania held Aug. 13 (David R. Vaughan v. A-C Product Liability Trust, et al., No. MDL 875, 11-30801, E.D. Pa.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-150923-009Z.)

David Vaughan filed suit against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. The action was consolidated in the federal asbestos litigation in the U.S. District Court...
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