Asbestos-government contractor removal, denial of remand

| Feb 25, 2013 | Firm News

The federal district court of Rhode Island has denied a motion to remand an asbestos case that was removed based on the “government contractor” defense.  The court said removal was proper when the “defendant identifies facts which, viewed in the light most favorable to the defendant, entitle him or her to a complete defense,” adopting Judge Robreno’s standard in Hagen v. Benjamin Foster Co.  Shepherd v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., 2012 WL 587 4781 (D.R.I. Nov. 20, 2012)



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