Judge: Lack Of Contacts With State Warrants Jurisdictional Dismissals
(February 2, 2016, 12:47 PM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — Lack of any allegations that asbestos exposure occurred in the state or evidence that the companies in question incorporated or keep their principal place of business in Illinois warrants dismissal on jurisdictional grounds, a federal judge held Jan. 19 (William D. Begin and Ginny Begin v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et al., No. 15-830, S.D. Ill.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7895).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160203-022Z.)
William and Ginny Begin filed suit against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos....