11th Circ. Rejects Asbestos Claim Against Navy Suppliers

Law360 (July 16, 2020, 6:56 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit found Thursday that it could review an out-of-circuit ruling concerning an Alabama man's asbestos claims against U.S. Navy suppliers that was issued by a Pennsylvania district court handling multidistrict litigation, but ultimately agreed with that court that a bid to invoke maritime law came too late.

The Eleventh Circuit said that the merits of the appeal from Myra Corley and her late husband Charles Corley were "straightforward." But getting to its consideration of them was anything but, as it took the appellate panel about 20 pages in its opinion to work through a multi-part analysis of whether it...

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