N.J. Appeals Court: LIA Preemption Focuses On Equipment, Not Operator
(November 20, 2015, 1:07 PM EST) -- TRENTON, N.J. — The Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) focuses on the equipment and preempts state law asbestos claims regardless of the operator, a New Jersey appellate court held in affirming summary judgment for five companies Nov. 19 (Estate of Sandra Brust and Philip Brust, et al. v. ACF Industries LLC, f/k/a American Care & Foundry Co., et al., No. A-3431-13T4, N.J. Super., App. Div.).
(Opinion available. Document #01-151202-006Z.)
Philip Brust filed suit against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed Sandra Brust to asbestos, leading to her...