3rd Circuit Won’t Rehear Asbestos-Tainted Railway Car Preemption Case

Mealey's (June 23, 2016, 1:04 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 22 declined to rehear a panel ruling that federal regulations governing locomotives did not preempt asbestos claims arising from passenger cars (Peggy R. Hassell, et al. v. Resco Holdings LLC; and ACF Industries LLC, and Thyssenkrupp Budd Co., No. 14-1715, 14-1804, 3rd Cir.).

(Order available. Document #01-160706-015R.)

A Third Circuit panel had vacated and remanded the case for further proceedings. In its opinion, the panel said the plaintiff does not allege the type of “system...
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