A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed nearly 6,000 asbestos lawsuits, finding that Ohio – not Pennsylvania – has jurisdiction in the case. Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia in particular, has been a magnet jurisdiction for asbestos plaintiffs.
“If you’ve got folks who are part of a bad scheme who are in jail profiting from [the IRS whistleblower program], that’s a bad way to run a railroad in our view,” ILR senior vice president Matt Webb told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“You can’t just look at federal tort reform in a vacuum. You have to look at the whole picture,” explains ILR president Lisa Rickard in Business Insurance. “The whole picture is that there’s not a lot of legislation moving in 2014.”