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May 21, 2014

In the News Today – May 21, 2014

More than 500 former National Football League (NFL) players have filed a lawsuit against the NFL, alleging the League supplied the former players, “with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game but led to serious complications later in life.” (Associated Press)

The Future Claims Representative in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy case filed a brief on Friday siding with Garlock and urging the court to set a bar date for current asbestos claims, which he says would allow Garlock to better estimate the number of future claims. (Legal Newsline)

An Australian attorney with the Sydney, Australia office of Jones Day, has, “sounded the alarm on escalating securities class action litigation in his country.” The article suggests that in light of recent litigation activity Australia may now be as litigious as the United States. (D&O Diary)

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