Asbestos MDL Judge Tells 3rd Circuit Bare-Metal Defense Bars Negligence Claim

(May 20, 2016, 2:31 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — The bare-metal defense applies to maritime negligence failure-to-warn claims, the federal judge overseeing the asbestos multidistrict litigation held May 19 in response to a decision of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (John B. DeVries, et al. v. General Electric Co., et al., No. MDL 875, 13-474, E.D. Pa.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160601-010Z.)

John DeVries filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed him to asbestos. DeVries claimed that the exposure occurred while he was...
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