4th Circ. Brings Gov't Contractor Defense To Eastern Va.

Law360, Washington (November 1, 2016, 8:55 PM EDT) -- A Fourth Circuit panel issued a decision Tuesday upending long-standing Eastern Virginia precedent and bringing the federal court in line with most others by finding the "government contractor defense" could apply to keep in federal court a case accusing a Navy contractor of failing to warn a shipyard worker of asbestos risk.

U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen was wrong to send the lawsuit against U.S. Navy contractor Foster Wheeler LLC back to state court where it had originally been filed in May 2014, the...
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Case Title

Deborah Ripley v. Foster Wheeler LLC

Case Number



Appellate - 4th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3368 Asbestos Pers Injury-Prod.Liab.

Date Filed

August 13, 2015

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