Unopposed Asbestos Judgment Amounts To Fraudulent Joinder, Judge Says

(February 28, 2020, 2:34 PM EST) -- CHICAGO — An unopposed summary judgment for the last nondiverse defendant permits the conclusion that the company was fraudulently joined and that Ford Motor Co.’s removal of the asbestos action was proper, a federal judge in Illinois said Feb. 25 (Roy Hicks v. Ford Motor Co., No. 20-1019, C.D. Ill., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31650)....

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