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Judge: Appointing Agent For Service Creates Personal Jurisdiction In Missouri

(September 26, 2016, 3:59 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — An asbestos defendant consented to personal jurisdiction in Missouri when it appointed an agent for service in the state, a federal judge held Sept 19 in denying reconsideration and interlocutory appeal (Lester D. Shirah v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et al., No. 15-1635, E.D. Mo.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 126902).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160928-014Z.)

After doctors diagnosed Lester Shirah with an asbestos-related illness, he sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly caused his exposure. Shirah alleged exposure while serving as a boiler tender...
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