Pa. Supreme Court Denies Petition to Appeal Order Transferring Bethlehem Steel Asbestos Cases
December 4, 2014
PHILADELPHIA –– The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied a petition for allowance to appeal an intermediate appellate court order in which an order transferring a number of asbestos cases from Philadelphia County to Northampton County was affirmed.
The state high court denied the petition on Dec. 3 in a one-page order, allowing to stand a decision that determined the cases belonged in Northampton County because that was where the exposure allegedly occurred, where the medical records resided, and where, prior, related litigation was ongoing.
In that Jan. 21 order, the Pennsylvania Superior Court rejected the plaintiffs’ contention that the defendants …