Ky. Court Orders Limited Discovery on the Issue of Jurisdiction in Asbestos Case

  • Order

OWENSBORO, Ky. –– A Kentucky federal court has ordered that parties conduct limited discovery on whether personal jurisdiction exists in an asbestos personal injury complaint, finding that more information was needed on the relationship between two companies named as third-party defendants.

In the May 12 order, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky asked the parties to report back within 120 days on whether Fras-le North America is the agent and alter ego of Fras-le S.A.

Plaintiff Jack Papineau said that he developed malignant mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing brake products he encountered while …


HarrisMartin's Mass Tort Settlements Conference - Sponsored by Milestone

June 27, 2024 - Buffalo, NY
The Richardson Hotel Buffalo


HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Video Game Addiction and the Latest Mass Tort Updates

May 29, 2024 - Salt Lake City, UT
The Grand America Hotel