Federal Asbestos Judge Won’t Reconsider Bare-Metal Rulings

Mealey's (June 10, 2016, 11:28 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — The judge overseeing the federal asbestos multidistrict litigation on June 9 declined to reconsider his ruling applying the bare-metal defense (Leroy J. Mortimer and Cheryl Mortimer v. A.O. Smith Corp., et al., No. MDL 875, 13-4169, E.D. Pa.).

(Order available. Document #01-160615-033R.)

Leroy Mortimer filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. Mortimer alleged exposure while working at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, New York Shipbuilding Yard and Camden Electric and that he...
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