STORY FROM: Asbestos
N.J. Court Allows Pro Se Asbestos Plaintiff to Amend Complaint
December 28, 2011
CAMDEN, N.J. -- A New Jersey federal court has found that an asbestos plaintiff failed to prove that his case belonged in federal court, but has allowed the pro se plaintiff 30 days to amend his complaint in a way that would establish federal jurisdiction. Abuhouran v. KaiserKane Inc., No. 10-6609 (D. N.J.).
In the Dec. 19 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey did, however, dismiss the plaintiff's claim under the Clean Air Act, finding that the civil suit was not seeking an enforcement of emission standards or limitations under the Act.
Hitham Abuhouran filed ...