Judge: 'Any Claims' Waiver Warrants Remanding Asbestos Case

LOS ANGELES - A man's waiver of "any claims" of exposure to asbestos from a manufacturer arising at military or federal sites eliminates any federal jurisdiction on which to base removal, a California federal judge held April 25 in remanding the case (Geoffrey Lockwood v. Crane Co., et al., No. 12-01473, C.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57986).

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