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In the News Today - April 9, 2015

April 09, 2015 | Insights

Law firm Belluck & Fox has moved to block an order issued in March by a North Carolina magistrate judge allowing gasket-maker Garlock Sealing Technologies to subpoena documents from 55 bankruptcy trusts and claims processing facilities involved in bringing misleading litigation against the now-defunct company. (Law360) Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, North Carolina

In The News Today - June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 | Insights

Twitter, Inc. is the latest company to be hit with a class action lawsuit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) - this one a $5 million suit that accuses the social networking company of sending "unsolicited text messages." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Illinois, North Carolina

In The News Today - June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014 | Insights

A proposed product liability bill in North Carolina has been shelved. Read More »

Tags: North Carolina

In The News Today - June 12, 2014

June 12, 2014 | Insights

The state of Florida argued Wednesday to a state appellate court that it has the authority to dismiss a False Claims Act suit brought against Motorola Inc. The court deemed it frivolous, "saying it does not need approval from the relator who filed suit." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, False Claims Act (FCA), Florida, North Carolina

In the News Today - May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014 | Insights

In a post about how some states are getting, "more aggressive with unclaimed property," TaxAnalysts's Maria Koklanaris highlights ILR's recent white paper, "Unclaimed Property: Best Practices for State Administrators and the Use of Private Audit Firms". Read More »

Tags: Unclaimed Property, North Carolina

In the News Today - May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014 | Insights

The Garlock decision has spurred state legislators in North Carolina to consider Senate Bill 648, which would curb 'double dipping' by asbestos claimants, "who sue to recover damages from exposure to asbestos to disclose all other claims they have filed or might file, and the disposition of those claims." Read More »

Tags: State Tort Reform, Asbestos, North Carolina, Louisiana, Illinois

Garlock Order a Sign that Wall of Asbestos Trust 'Secrecy' Crumbling?

May 07, 2014 | Insights

Forbes' Dan Fisher writes that, "the wall of secrecy plaintiff attorneys have erected around asbestos claims has begun to crumble" as a judge in North Carolina granted Ford Motor Company's request to, "see forms filed in a prominent bankruptcy case as a way to ferret out suspected fraud and double-dipping." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, North Carolina

Court Ruling Shines a Spotlight on Asbestos Lawsuit Abuses

January 17, 2014 | Insights

Visitors to the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., often notice the phrase "Equal Justice Under Law" engraved above the front entrance. Its prominent placement demonstrates the value Americans place in a fair and impartial justice system and the rule of law. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, North Carolina

Judge Finds Discovery Abuse by Lawyers

January 13, 2014 | Insights

On Friday, a federal bankruptcy judge cut an asbestos award to $125 million after finding lawyers in the case coached their clients to "forget" certain facts that would increase the defendant's liability and to change their stories in other lawsuits. Read More »

Tags: Trial Bar Influence, Legal Ethics, Asbestos, North Carolina

U.S. Chamber: Garlock Bankruptcy Order is a Watershed in Exposing Asbestos Litigation 'Impropriety'

January 10, 2014 | Insights

The following is a statement by Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, on today's ruling by federal bankruptcy Judge George R. Hodges of the Western District of North Carolina in the Garlock asbestos bankruptcy case: Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, North Carolina

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