3rd Circ. Sinks Honeywell's 1st-Filed Claim In Union Row

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Friday found that a district court appropriately deferred to a union's lawsuit in Michigan against Honeywell International Inc. over retiree health benefits when it dismissed a similar lawsuit that the company filed earlier in New Jersey.

Honeywell unsuccessfully argued that the New Jersey federal court erred by not following the "first-filed rule," under which the first of two identical suits in federal court should generally be allowed to move forward.

But the appellate judges said the lower court had good reason to...
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