Disclaimer Eliminates Grounds For Removal, Federal Judge Says
(December 15, 2015, 12:53 PM EST) -- EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A disclaimer of any and all causes of action arising from asbestos exposures occurring under government direction eliminates federal jurisdiction where a man alleges decades of alternative exposures, a federal judge in Illinois held Nov. 23 in remanding a case (Thomas Kelleher v. A.W. Chesterton Co., et al., No. 15-893, S.D. Ill.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159783).
(Opinion available. Document #93-151223-006Z.)
Thomas Kelleher filed suit in the Third Judicial Circuit for Madison County against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him...