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RELF v. ASBESTOS CORPORATION LIMITED et al

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Case Number: 
2:14-cv-00275 Search Pacer
ACE Group party(s): 
Opposing Party: 
Jereiana H. Relf
Court Type: 
Federal
US District Court: 
Eastern District of Louisiana
Date Filed: 
Feb 5 2014

FACTUAL BACKGROUND

1. This matter was originally filed by decedent Jereiana H. Relf for damages as a
result of her alleged contraction of malignant mesothelioma. Following her death, her spouse
Joseph Relf, Jr. and her son Jonathan Mitchell (the "Plaintiffs"), substituted themselves to pursue
a survival action and to assert wrongful death claims in the Second Supplemental and Amending
Petition for Damages. On August 23, 2013, the Plaintiffs filed a Fourth Supplemental and
Amended Petition for Damages in Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of
Louisiana, naming as additional defendants Maryland Casualty Company, Continental Insurance
Company, Century Indemnity Company, Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, f/k/a The
Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, and Federal Insurance Company as insurers of Asbestos
Corporation Limited ("ACL"). That State Court proceeding bears the docket number 12-5415
("the State Court action").
2. Maryland Casualty Company was served with the Fourth Supplemental and
Amended Petition for Damages on September 24,2013.
3. Continental Insurance Company was served with the Fourth Supplemental and
Amended Petition for Damages on September 24, 2013.
4. Century Indemnity Company was served with the Fourth Supplemental and
Amended Petition for Damages on September 20,2013.
5. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, f/k/a The Aetna Casualty and Surety
Company was served with the Fourth Supplemental and Amended Petition for Damages on
October 28,2013.
6. Federal Insurance Company was served with the Fourth Supplemental and
Amended Petition for Damages on September 24,2013.
7. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C § 1446(a), attached hereto as Exhibits " 1 " - "5" are all
pleadings served upon Defendants in the State Court action.

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