3rd Circuit Vacates Dismissal Of 45 Asbestos MDL Cases As Sanction

PHILADELPHIA - The judge overseeing the federal asbestos multidistrict litigation retained jurisdiction over 45 cases after dismissal of the removing defendant but must reconsider dismissing the cases as a sanction for failing to comply with an order, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Sept. 6 (In re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation North Dakota Pipefitter II Group Plaintiffs, No. 12-2527, 3rd Cir.).

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