Judge Severs, Stays, Third-Party Asbestos Claims, Remands Remaining Claims

(October 28, 2015, 10:43 AM EDT) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With discovery likely closed after 22 months of state court litigation, a company’s recently filed third-party claims create “unnecessary hardship” by forcing the parties to restart in federal court, a federal judge held Oct. 26 in severing the claims and remanding the case (Jimmie Sue Brown and Chastity Brown, et al. v. Kentucky Utilities Co., et al., No. 15-352, W.D. Ky.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144805).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151104-013Z.)

Jimmie Sue Brown and Chastity Brown filed suit in the Jefferson County, Ky.,...
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