Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The John Marshall Law School
Friday, September 17, 2010
3rd Circuit Rules Some Asbestos Cases Are Pre-Empted
Railroad workers cannot pursue state law-based personal injury claims stemming from occupational exposure to asbestos because such claims are pre-empted by the federal Locomotive Inspection Act, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Go here for the full story.