Boeing Acted As Federal Agent In Asbestos Suit: 3rd Circ.

By Chuck Stanley (November 22, 2016, 7:26 PM EST) -- A failure-to-warn suit against the Boeing Co. over asbestos exposure can be removed to federal court because the exposure resulted from a predecessor company's execution of a federal contract, the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday in a precedential decision.

The Federal Officer Removal Statute allows Boeing to remove Steven Papp's New Jersey failure-to-warn case over "take home" asbestos exposure his late wife suffered as a result of her husband's maintenance work for Douglass Aircraft Co. on World War II-era airplanes, because the work was performed for and supervised by the U.S. government, a three-judge panel ruled. The decision reverses a district court...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!