Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Foster Wheeler & Ford: A case in the United States District Court, N.D. California, ruled on motion to remand.
The Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Foster Wheeler & Ford case is about a former navy man that was allegedly exposed to asbestos dust – from the marine boilers aboard USS Oklahoma City and Bethlehem Steel Shipyards – and later developed mesothelioma.
A brief summary of the Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Foster Wheeler & Ford includes:
- On November 25, 2015, Defendant, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation removed this matter.
- Foster Wheeler asserts that during Mr. Ford’s deposition, he testified that he worked aboard the USS Oklahoma City while employed by Bethlehem Steel Shipyards, in the late 1960s.
- Foster Wheeler contends that it “manufactured marine boilers and auxiliary equipment for use on Navy ships pursuant to contracts and specifications executed by the Navy,” including economizers on the USS Oklahoma City.
- Foster Wheeler also contends that it was acting under the direction of an officer of the United States within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. section 1442(a)(1).
- On December 23, 2015, Plaintiffs filed a document entitled “Notice of Waiver of Federal Claims Against Removing Defendant Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation.” Notwithstanding the caption, in that document Plaintiffs state, through counsel, that they “hereby waive any claims against [Foster Wheeler] arising out of [Mr. Ford’s] exposure to asbestos at military and/or federal government jobsites or from U.S. military and other federal government vessels.”
- The Court ruled: Granted
- For more on the case, please follow this link: Foster Wheeler – February 12, 2016.
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