High Court To Weigh Preemption In Railway Asbestos Case

Law360, New York (June 6, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether the Locomotive Inspection Act bars a deceased railway worker's family from bringing product liability tort claims over asbestos exposure against Viad Corp. and Railroad Friction Products Corp.

In granting certiorari to the widow and the executor of the estate of railway worker George Corson, the high court will take up the issue of whether the Third Circuit erred in concluding that the plaintiffs' state law product liability tort claims were preempted by the LIA, a 1911...
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