STORY FROM: Asbestos
Ohio Federal Judge Remands Settlement Dispute Removed After Armstrong Bankruptcy Filing
March 1, 2001
CLEVELAND - A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that a dispute over payment of a $125 million asbestos settlement should be sent back to state court after one of the settling defendants used another's bankruptcy filing as the basis for removing it to federal court. In Re: All Kelley & Ferraro Asbestos Cases v. G-I Holdings, Inc., et al., No. 1:00cv20010 (N.D. Ohio).
In a decision issued Feb. 20, Judge Paul R. Matia of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio said the case and its state law claims belong in the Cuyahoga County Court of ...