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Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - 6th Circuit Largely Affirms Judgments For Asbestos Shipowner Defendants

CINCINNATI - Precedent largely requires affirming judgment for shipowners battling asbestos litigation since the 1980s, but four cases where shipowners actively fought against transfer of the cases sufficiently evidences waiver of jurisdiction defendants to vacate the ruling, a panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Nov. 8 (James Matthews, et al. v. Chaz, Kurz & Co., Inc., et al., Nos. 16-4146; 16-4269; 16-4354; 16-4757; 17-3238; 17-3480; 17-3735; 17-3915; 17-3918; 18-3077, 6th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 33474).
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