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Court Extends Government Contractor Removal Statute To Asbestos Warning Cases

Mealey's (November 2, 2016, 1:03 PM EDT) -- RICHMOND, Va. — The same logic underpinning other aspects of the government contractor removal statute apply to failure-to-warn cases, a Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held Nov. 1 in reversing a “decades-old practice” in a lower court (Deborah H. Ripley, as administrator of the estate of Bernard W. Ripley v. Foster Wheeler LLC, Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., and J Henry Holland Corp., et al., No 15-1918, 4th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 19631).

(Opinion available.  Document #01-161109-020Z.)

Deborah and Bernard Ripley sued numerous companies...
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