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9:18 am
Thu January 23, 2014

In Charlotte, Judge Describes Asbestos Litigation 'Infected With The Impropriety Of Some Law Firms'

Rick Magee of EnPro demonstrating how a Garlock gasket would go between two pipes.
Credit Michael Tomsic

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.

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