Judge: No Evidence Man Joined Talc Defendants To Defeat Federal Jurisdiction
(September 9, 2016, 2:05 PM EDT) -- TRENTON, N.J. — No evidence supports an allegation that a man joined two companies to an asbestos-tainted talc action simply to avoid federal court, a federal judge in New Jersey said Sept. 6 in remanding the case (Gilbert Paul Hernandez v. Brenntag North America Inc., et al., No. 16-4038, D. N.J.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119854).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160914-014Z.)
California resident Gilbert Hernandez filed suit in New Jersey’s Middlesex County Superior Court, claiming that his mother suffered asbestos exposure resulting in her death from mesothelioma....