Company: Filing Delay Warrants Dismissal With Prejudice From Asbestos Suit

(February 16, 2016, 1:32 PM EST) -- LOS ANGELES — Plaintiffs attempted to skirt federal rules by seeking voluntary dismissal as a means to avoid an adverse outcome, an asbestos defendant told the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Dec. 14 (Richard Zanowick, an individual and Joan Clark-Zanowick v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., et al., No. 15-56047, 9th Cir.).

(Opening brief available. Document #01-160217-023B.)

Doctors diagnosed Richard Zanowick with mesothelioma in December 2013. Zanowick and Joan Clark-Zanowick subsequently filed suit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed...
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