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9:27 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Federal Bankruptcy Judge Reaffirms Landmark Asbestos Decision

Credit asbestosbooks.com

A federal bankruptcy judge in Charlotte on Thursday reaffirmed his landmark decision in the murky world of asbestos litigation. Judge George Hodges ruled against a request by asbestos plaintiffs to reopen the record that led to his decision in favor of a bankrupt gasket maker called Garlock.

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9:13 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Asbestos Claimants Fire Back As Charlotte Bankruptcy Case Draws National Attention

Federal courthouse in uptown Charlotte.
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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.

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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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