Asbestos Claims Involving Railcar Brakes Preempted, Judge Says

PHILADELPHIA - The Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) extends over and preempts state law claims alleging exposure to asbestos-containing railcar brake shoes, the judge overseeing the federal asbestos multidistrict litigation held Dec. 4 (Alice Perry, et al. v. A.W. Chesterton Inc., et al., No. MDL 875, 95-01996, E.D. Pa.).

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