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3rd Circuit Keeps Federal Maritime Asbestos Jurisdiction Challenge Alive

(February 12, 2018, 1:26 PM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — Three maritime plaintiffs’ challenge of a federal asbestos multidistrict litigation judge’s order dismissing their cases for lack of personal jurisdiction will proceed after the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 26 found that jurisdictional defects did not prevent the appeal (In re:  Asbestos Products Liability Litigation [VI], No. 17-3471, 3rd Cir.).

(Order available.  Document #01-180214-014R.)

In 2014, U.S. Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted 4,400 motions seeking dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction.  In his ruling, Judge...
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