Ship Owners Defend Jurisdictional Ruling In Asbestos Case

Mealey's (March 2, 2016, 2:35 PM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — Courts at every stop found jurisdiction over plaintiffs’ asbestos actions lacking, and the law-of-the-case doctrine supports applying that conclusion now, ship owners embroiled in three long-running cases told the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 1 (Lionel C. Wilson, Joseph F. Braun, and Thomas Guiden v. Matson Navigation Co. Inc., American President Lines Ltd., Nos. 15-1387, 15-1388, 15-1389, 3rd Cir.).

(Appellee brief available. Document #01-160323-001B.)

Lionel Wilson, Joseph Braun and Thomas Guiden filed separate suits seeking damages under the Jones Act and...
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