Asbestos MDL Plaintiffs Ordered To Amend Suits

Law360, New York (April 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has ordered nearly 900 plaintiffs in asbestos product liability multidistrict litigation to file severed and amended complaints within 60 days, finding that the plaintiffs' claims do not involve injuries arising from the same transactions or occurrences.

In orders Monday, Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania told plaintiffs that failure to comply with his directive could result in dismissal of their cases with prejudice.

The nearly 900 impacted plaintiffs are part of a case originally filed...
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