In re GlobalSantaFe Corp., 07-0040
In an employee's suit alleging injuries from exposure to asbestos and silica while working on a vessel, petition for writ of mandamus directing the silica multidistrict litigation pretrial court to vacate its order remanding the case to the original trial court is conditionally granted where Texas Civil Practice and Remedies rules were not preempted by the federal Jones Act, and the case could be heard in the pretrial MDL court.
- Argued 01/16/2008
- Decided 12/05/2008
- Published 12/05/2008
Justice WILLETT delivered the opinion of the Court.
John B. Hall, Christopher Benjamin Dove, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, David R. Walker, Royster, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, L.L.P., Houston, TX, for Realtor., John Milton Black, Ian P. Cloud, Justin Ryan Goodman, Heard, Robins, Cloud & Lubel, L.L.P., Houston, TX, for Real Parties in Interest., Michael K. Rose, F. William Mahley, Strasburger & Price, L.L.P., Stephen G. Tipps, Baker & Botts, L.L.P., Houston, TX, for Amici.