Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - 5th Circuit Panel Affirms Remand Of Class Action Suits For Lack of Jurisdiction

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - 5th Circuit Panel Affirms Remand Of Class Action Suits For Lack of Jurisdiction

NEW ORLEANS - A unanimous Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel affirmed in an April 14 order the remand of consolidated class actions against the owners and operators of a chemical refinery that exploded in March 2012 and resulted in a shelter-in-place order; the trial court concluded that the removing defendants have not shown federal jurisdiction by a preponderance of evidence (Blake Perritt, et al. v. Westlake Vinyls Co., et al., No. 14-30145, 5th Cir.).

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