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The Maryland Court of Appeals held on Monday that mere shipment of raw asbestos fibers to that state in transit to locations outside the state does not constitute purposeful availment sufficient for personal jurisdiction over the fiber supplier. In CSR, LTD. v. TAYLOR the estates of stevedores, who handled the defendant's bags of raw fiber in Maryland, sued the fiber supplier, an Australian corporation. The intentional shipment of the raw fibers to the port in Baltimore was not sufficient to constitute purposeful availment sufficient for minimum contacts for personal jurisdiction under the Due Process Clause of the US Constitution.
Madison County asbestos cases top last year's total [Madison County Record]
San Francisco court plans to create asbestos docket [Legal Newsline]
Iowa Supreme Court holds there is no duty to warn for second hand asbestos exposure [VAN FOSSEN v. MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CO.]
Stop using asbestos? Not so fast [News and Observer]