Appeals court refuses automakers' asbestos case

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CHICAGO, July 31 (Reuters) - U.S. automakers lost a round in the asbestos liability wars on Wednesday when a federal appeals court refused their request to gather tens of thousands of asbestos claims in one court. A three-judge panel in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled it did not have jurisdiction over the personal injury cases, which were filed by claimants exposed to asbestos in brake parts. In February, U.S. District Judge Alfred Wolin rejected the automakers' ...

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