Judge Dismisses Railroad’s Attempt To Short-Circuit Ex-Employee’s Asbestos Case

(January 15, 2016, 10:36 AM EST) -- WHEELING, W.Va. — A federal judge in West Virginia on Dec. 29 dismissed a railroad’s action seeking a ruling that a former employee’s previous release insulated it from his current mesothelioma case, saying the relief sought likely wouldn’t satisfy the amount-in-controversy requirement and that the railroad has not otherwise demonstrated the need for such intervention (CSX Transportation Inc. v. Robert L. Phillips, No. 15-192, N.D. W.Va.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172437).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160120-004Z.)

Robert Phillips sued CSX Transportation Inc. in 2001, claiming that he...
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