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3rd Circuit Urged To Reinstate Third-Party Asbestos Parts Negligence Case

(September 27, 2016, 1:34 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — The federal judge overseeing the asbestos multidistrict litigation ignores recent precedent, Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals guidance and the proper negligence analysis in holding that manufacturers cannot be liable under maritime law for third-party asbestos-containing products they knew would need replaced, a pair of plaintiffs argue in an Aug. 22 brief (Roberta G. DeVries, et al. v. Buffalo Pumps Inc., et al., No. 16-2602, Shirley McAfee, et al. v. Ingersoll-Rand & Co., No. 16-2669, 3rd Cir.).

(Opening brief. Document #01-160928-027B.)

John DeVries filed...
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