Judge Finds Jurisdiction Lacking In Asbestos Case Against German Auto Maker

(May 19, 2017, 11:41 AM EDT) -- MIAMI — A German automaker’s contacts with Florida are insufficient grounds on which to exercise jurisdiction over the company, a Florida appeals court held May 17 (Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft d/b/a Volkswagen AG v. Carol Jones, et al., No. 2D15-5716, Fla. App., 2nd Dist.).

(Opinion available.  Document #01-170524-023Z.)

In 2009, Kenneth and Carol Jones filed suit in Florida state court against 16 companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. Kenneth Jones worked in the automotive industry in New York. The Jones alleged occupational exposure during his career...
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