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Profs: SCOTUS Unlikely to Hear Asbestos CaseOn Federal Officer Removal Jurisdiction

Sept. 23, 2014, 9:51 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to weigh during conference Oct. 10 whether to review an asbestos exposure decision that raises the question of what type of evidence is needed for a private contractor to invoke federal officer removal jurisdiction (Leite v. Crane Co., U.S., 14-00119, scheduled for conference 10/10/14).

Douglas P. Leite, a former machinist allegedly exposed to asbestos during his U.S. Navy service, asks the high court in his certiorari petition to decide if private contractors may invoke federal officer removal jurisdiction based on expert affidavits saying the Navy issued detailed specifications on warnings, without...

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