Judge Dismisses Federal Tort Claims Act Asbestos Case

(October 5, 2015, 1:50 PM EDT) -- BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A couple’s suit alleging asbestos exposure aboard a tugboat invokes admiralty jurisdiction, a federal judge in Connecticut held in dismissing Federal Tort Claims Act against the United States on Sept. 30 (Dennis Thibodeau v. United States of America, No. 13-710, D. Conn.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134227).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151007-018Z.)

In May 2013, Dennis and Frances Thibodeau filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut against the United States of America for exposure to asbestos he suffered while...
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