MDL Motion for Mass Screening Order Challenged, Reinforced

PHILADELPHIA - Defendants in the asbestos litigation have renewed their request for the adoption of an MDL case management order that would place limits on mass X-ray screenings that they say ultimately lead to the filing of thousands of claims by unimpaired plaintiffs. In Re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 875 (E.D. Pa.).

In response to several briefs filed in December on behalf of plaintiffs in the litigation who object to the proposed order, the moving defendants argue that their proposed order is "an important step in the right direction" toward curbing the claims of unimpaired plaintiffs who …


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