Plaintiffs Tell 3rd Circuit Asbestos Defendants Waived Jurisdiction Defense

(January 14, 2016, 9:46 AM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — Ship-owner asbestos defendants strategically waived personal jurisdiction defenses, and a judge erred in allowing them to relitigate the issue 25 years later, plaintiffs told the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 11 (Lionel C. Wilson, Joseph F. Braun, and Thomas Guiden v. Matson Navigation Co. Inc., American President Lines Ltd., Nos. 15-1387, 15-1388, 15-1389, 3rd Cir.).

(Opening brief available. Document #01-160120-013B.)

Lionel Wilson, Joseph Braun and Thomas Guiden filed separate suits seeking damages under the Jones Act and general maritime law for...
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