General Dynamics To Face Asbestos Claims

Law360, New York (July 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After failing to answer the plaintiffs' original claims nearly four years ago, General Dynamics Corp. has agreed to respond to allegations that it caused or contributed to a range of asbestos-related personal injuries.

Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania signed off on a stipulation between General Dynamics and the plaintiffs on Wednesday in which the parties agreed to set aside an October 2005 default judgment dismissing the company from the litigation.

General Dynamics will have 10 days...
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