Asbestos MDL Ship Owners Waived Jurisdiction Objections, 3rd Circuit Rules

Mealey's (August 19, 2016, 1:26 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — Two ship-owner defendants still litigating nearly 30-year-old asbestos cases waived personal jurisdiction defenses by at one point seeking trial in the court to which they now object, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Aug. 17 (Lionel C. Wilson, Joseph F. Braun, and Thomas Guiden v. Matson Navigation Co. Inc., American President Lines Ltd., Nos. 15-1387, 15-1388, 15-1389, 3rd Cir.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160831-003Z.)

Lionel Wilson, Joseph Braun and Thomas Guiden filed separate suits seeking damages under the Jones Act, 46 U.S. Code...
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