Missouri Court Remands Asbestos Lung Cancer Suit, Cites Dismissal of Claims Against Removing Defendant
December 1, 2014
ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri federal court has relinquished jurisdiction over a lung cancer asbestos suit, noting that the removing defendant has since been dismissed from the proceedings.
In the Nov. 25 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri said that since no other defendant had asserted jurisdiction based on the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, remand was proper.
The plaintiffs contended that Curtis Ard was exposed to asbestos-containing products while working at oilfield and shipyards. Ard developed lung cancer as a result of the exposure, the plaintiffs said.
ConocoPhillips Co. removed the lawsuit, citing …