5th Circuit Vacates Remand, Orders Consideration Of Further Removal Issues

(April 21, 2016, 1:08 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — Survivor claims sound in strict liability and require vacating remand of an asbestos action and consideration of whether a shipyard has a colorable federal defense, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held March 22 (Lorita M. Savoie, et al. v. Huntington Ingalls Inc., et al., No. 15-30514, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 5328).

Joseph Savoie worked at the Avondale Shipyard between 1948 and 1996. During this time, the ship yard primarily serviced U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships under contract with...
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