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Asbestos Actions Filed By Deceased Plaintiffs Are Nullity, Judge Says

(November 10, 2015, 1:27 PM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — Deceased individuals have no legal existence and actions filed by them are nullities and cannot be saved by subsequent amendments adding viable plaintiffs, the judge overseeing the federal asbestos multidistrict litigation held Nov. 6 (In re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation (No. VI) Nicholas Destasio v. A-C Products Liability Trust, et al., No. MDL 875, 11-31250, Otto Schindler v. Foster Wheeler Co., et al., No. MDL 875, 11-33911, Dilbert v. Keystone Shipping Co., et al., No. MDL 875, 11-33924, E.D. Pa.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151118-007Z.)...
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