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September 19, 2014

‘Full Disruption’ of the American Asbestos Litigation Industry?

Sara Warner writes at The Huffington Post that the American asbestos litigation industry is “approaching full disruption”, thanks in large part to court rulings finding that plaintiffs’ attorneys “may have been seriously concealing evidence.”

“Defense firms point to the high-profile ‘Garlock’ case,” writes Warner, “Where a North Carolina bankruptcy court found in January that some (again… ‘some’) attorneys and their clients were doing just that.”

Warner notes that the Garlock case has “fueled calls” for asbestos bankruptcy transparency reform, such as that passed in Wisconsin earlier this year.

Read the full article here.

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