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La. Court Denies Motions to Dismiss in Asbestos Case; Seeks More Specific Detail from Plaintiffs

NEW ORLEANS –– A Louisiana federal court has denied motions to dismiss an asbestos case filed by Rohm and Haas Co. and Honeywell International Inc., saying, in part, that the plaintiffs have to provide a more details explanation of the specific factual bases for their claims against the defendants.

In the Feb. 16 order, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana gave the plaintiffs time to conduct jurisdictional discovery and to amend their complaint to include the specific information regarding the phenolic molding compounds.

Plaintiff Robin Murphy filed the underlying case, contending that he was exposed ...

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