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Stay of Action against Insurer under First-to-File Rule

Court: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.

Plaintiff filed an action alleging take-home exposure from asbestos fibers while living with her grandfather, who was a welder for 40 years at Avondale Shipyards.

The plaintiff was diagnosed with lung cancer, which she alleged resulted from asbestos exposure from asbestos fibers brought home on her grandfather’s work clothing from her birth in 1962 until 1982, when her grandfather retired from the shipyard. The action was removed to federal court and amended to add numerous additional defendants, …

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