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Louisiana Court Remands Asbestos Action, Says Plaintiff Asserted Viable Claims Against In-State Defendant

NEW ORLEANS –– A Louisiana federal court has remanded an asbestos action, concluding that the plaintiffs had presented enough evidence to show that its claims against one of two in-state defendants were viable.

In the March 3 ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana did find, however, that the plaintiffs had not demonstrated that they could recover on their claims against the second defendant.

Plaintiff Julius David Burke alleged in his complaint –– originally file in the Louisiana Civil District Court for the Orleans Parish –– that he was exposed to asbestos for more than 20 ...

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