Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Companies Ask 3rd Circuit To Rehear Asbestos-Tainted Railway Car Preemption Case

PHILADELPHIA - Finding complete preemption of state law involving railroads applies Supreme Court precedent and broad existing federal regulations and does not ask a court to adopt a new standard, two companies told the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in May 31 petitions for rehearing (Peggy R. Hassell, et al. v. Resco Holdings LLC; and ACF Industries LLC, and Thyssenkrupp Budd Co., No. 14-1715, 14-1804, 3rd Cir.).