Judge Finds Disclaimer Of Asbestos Claims Specific Enough For Remand

Mealey's (May 10, 2016, 11:53 AM EDT) -- MIAMI — A couple’s disclaimer of any claims arising from exposure during a man’s service in the U.S. Navy aboard a submarine defeats federal officer removal, a federal judge held May 9 (Richard Batchelor v. American Optical Corp., et al., No. 16-21235, S.D. Fla.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160518-015Z.)

Doctors diagnosed Richard Batchelor with mesothelioma in December. Richard and Regina Batchelor subsequently sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to the asbestos he claims caused his disease. Batchelor claimed that the exposure came during employment at...
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