Court Vacates Preemption Ruling In Asbestos-Tainted Railway Passenger Car Case

Mealey's (May 16, 2016, 2:20 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge applied the wrong standard and relied on evidence outside the record in concluding that asbestos-insulated train pipes constituted a complete system “integral” to a locomotives operation, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held May 16 (Peggy R. Hassell, et al. v. Resco Holdings LLC; and ACF Industries LLC, and Thyssenkrupp Budd Co., No. 14-1715, 14-1804, 3rd Cir.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160518-031Z.)

Billie Hassell sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. After he died of malignant mesothelioma, his...
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