Judge: Discovery May Support Case Against Allegedly Fraudulently Joined Company

Judge: Discovery May Support Case Against Allegedly Fraudulently Joined Company

SAN DIEGO - A tobacco company's removal alleging fraudulent joinder interrupted ongoing discovery that could provide support for a man's well-pleaded asbestos claims, a California federal judge held in an opinion filed June 14 (Dimitris O. Couscouris, et al. v. Hatch Grinding Wheels Inc., et al., No. 12-04464, C.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82980).

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