"File case in Texas. Take plaintiff deposition. Dismiss case, and refile in California." That's how some plaintiff's lawyers manage to get around both protections that Texas accords defendants in asbestos litigation, and (different) protections that California affords to them. And the courts are apparently powerless to stop this gamesmanship -- which Bruce Nye calls "indefensible" -- without help from the California legislature.
Asbestos: the Texas-California two-step
- Judge orders end to trial reservation system in Madison County asbestos docket
- The problem of the special master
- Asbestos litigation and search-engine optimization
- California rejects tertiary asbestos liability in O'Neill v. Crane
- Madison County's controversial asbestos litigation system under fire yet again
- Preempro jackpot justice verdicts in Philadelphia
- "Something intrinsically unusual is occurring in Philadelphia"
- Congressional hearing on asbestos fraud
- Judge orders lawyers to mandatory Labor-Day weekend seminar
- More on the Eastern District of Texas
- "Patent company has big case, no office"
- Why is the Eastern District of Texas home to so many patent trolls?
- Around the web, August 22
- "CSX claims racketeering in Pittsburgh law firm's legal tactics"
- Around the web, July 29
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