Litigation Tactics used by Crane Company
By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Mar 15, 2016
Crane company as well-known as one of the scorched-earth defendants in asbestos litigation nationwide. One of the common tactics used by Crane is to remove every case filed in state court to federal court claiming somehow that federal specifications confer jurisdiction only on federal courts to address these cases. In the past, this strategy has proven successful. The tide is now turning, however, and courts are beginning to frown upon this litigation tactic. Attached is a decision which exemplifies the new trend.