Finding State Issues Dominate, Judge Severs, Remands First-Party Asbestos Claims

(July 20, 2016, 1:19 PM EDT) -- BALTIMORE — State law issues predominate in an asbestos action where the only federal issues arise from third-party complaints, a federal judge in Maryland held July 18 in severing the original action and remanding it (Wayne Oliver v. Campbell McCormick Inc., No. 16-1057, D. Md.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92756)

(Opinion available. Document #01-160817-002Z.)

After doctors diagnosed Wayne Oliver with mesothelioma in 2015, he filed suit in Massachusetts state court against numerous defendants whose conduct he claimed exposed him to the asbestos that caused his disease....
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