Asbestos litigation http://wfae.org en Asbestos Claimants Fire Back As Charlotte Bankruptcy Case Draws National Attention http://wfae.org/post/asbestos-claimants-fire-back-charlotte-bankruptcy-case-draws-national-attention <p>Back in January, a federal judge in Charlotte issued what some have called a watershed decision in the murky world of asbestos litigation. The judge laid out how lawyers for asbestos plaintiffs withheld evidence and misled courts in old cases against a gasket manufacturer called Garlock. Since that decision, Garlock's bankruptcy case has drawn the attention of federal lawmakers, large auto companies, and health insurers.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:13:42 +0000 Michael Tomsic 55469 at http://wfae.org Asbestos Claimants Fire Back As Charlotte Bankruptcy Case Draws National Attention In Charlotte, Judge Describes Asbestos Litigation 'Infected With The Impropriety Of Some Law Firms' http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-judge-describes-asbestos-litigation-infected-impropriety-some-law-firms <p>In January, a federal bankruptcy judge in Charlotte issued what could be a game-changing decision in the murky world of asbestos litigation. The judge slashed what a manufacturer owes asbestos victims by roughly $1 billion after finding that the victims' lawyers abused the system.</p><p>If you watch TV, you've probably seen a commercial like this.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojldQBKPavE</p><p>Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer. It's mainly caused by inhaling asbestos, which are minerals many companies used in insulation and other products.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:18:16 +0000 Michael Tomsic 43553 at http://wfae.org In Charlotte, Judge Describes Asbestos Litigation 'Infected With The Impropriety Of Some Law Firms'