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June 7, 2016

In the News Today – June 7, 2016

  • RICO Lawsuits Filed Against Asbestos Plaintiffs’ Firms: John Crane Inc. has filed lawsuits against at least two asbestos firms under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act over evidence uncovered during the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy proceeding. “The defendants fabricated false asbestos ‘exposure histories’ for their clients in asbestos litigation against JCI and others and systematically concealed evidence of their clients’ exposure to other sources of asbestos,” according to the company’s complaints. (Forbes/Legal Newsline)
  • SCOTUS Declines Ecuador’s Appeals Over Chevron Arbitration Award: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the government of Ecuador’s appeal of Chevron’s “2015 victory in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over a 2011 international tribunal’s decision in the Hague.” The Court thus allows a $96 million arbitration award in favor of Chevron to stand. (Washington Examiner

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