83 F.3d 426 (9th Cir. 1996), 94-55624, Abar v. ACandS, Inc.
|Docket Nº:||94-55624, 94-55677.|
|Citation:||83 F.3d 426|
|Party Name:||Norman D. ABAR; Horace J. Abbott; Vance Abel; Clarence Abner; Earl Adams, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. ACANDS, INC.; ACMC, fka National Gypsum Company; Acme Brick Company; Acorn Iron and Supply Co.; Allis-Chalmers Corporation; et al., Defendants-Appellees. Creighton E. MILLER, Administrator for the Estate of Isaac W. Abraham, et al., Plaintiff|
|Case Date:||April 16, 1996|
|Court:||United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
Submitted November 17, 1995. [*]
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Appeal from the United States District Court Southern District of California, Nos. CV-93-01120-JSR, CV-93-01119-JSR; John S. Rhoades, District Judge, Presiding.
Before: BRUNETTI and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges, and HAGEN, [**] District Judge.
The plaintiff mariners in the above cases filed two identical complaints on July 27, 1993 alleging injuries stemming from asbestos exposure. InMiller, an administrator of the estates of 370 decedents brought suit against 93 defendants involved in some phase of the production of either asbestos or products containing asbestos. In Abar, 994 plaintiffs brought suit against the same 93 defendants.
In 1991, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania removed the maritime claims from the Multidistrict Litigation ("MDL") asbestos docket and created a separate maritime asbestos docket. The court appointed Leonard C. Jaques, plaintiffs' counsel in the instant cases, as "lead and liaison...
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