Federal Judge Declines Jurisdiction Over Improper Joinder Counterclaim

(November 17, 2015, 11:40 AM EST) -- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal judge in New Mexico on Oct. 27 declined to exercise jurisdiction over an asbestos defendant’s state law counterclaim alleging improper joinder (Melvin Taylor and Diane E. Taylor v. L&P Building Supply of Las Cruces Inc., et al., No. 14-0989, D. N.M.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-151118-030Z.)

New Mexico residents Melvin and Diane Taylor filed suit in state court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. Among the claims were those against L&P Building Supply of Las Cruces Inc., which...
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