Judge Grants Reconsideration, Finds Specific Jurisdiction Lacking In Asbestos Case
(May 17, 2016, 12:42 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — It is an asbestos joint compound manufacturer’s conduct specifically related to the suit in question, and not general contacts with a state, that governs the specific jurisdiction analysis, a federal judge in Florida held May 4 in reversing course and granting dismissal (James John Waite Jr. and Sandra Waite v. AII Acquisition Corp., et al., No. 15-62359, S.D. Fla.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61840).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160518-033Z.)
Florida residents James and Sandra Waite filed suit in the Broward County 17th Judicial Circuit Court...