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Federal Judge Confirms Garlock Sealing's Joint Plan Establishing Asbestos Trust
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A North Carolina federal judge on June 12 confirmed the plan of reorganization for Chapter 11 debtor Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC after an insurer's remaining objections to the plan were resolved at a one-day bankruptcy court confirmation hearing in May (In re: Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC, et al., No. 3:17-cv-275, W.D. N.C.).



With Summary Judgment Denied, Coverage Row Bound For Trial
CHICAGO - A dispute over how much coverage from an insurer exists for asbestos claims against Chapter 11 debtor Oakfabco Inc. must be decided at trial because the insurer's policy and binder are too ambiguous to decide the issue on summary judgment, an Illinois federal bankruptcy judge held June 12 (In re: Oakfabco, Inc., No. 15-27062, N.D. Ill. Bkcy.).



Court Schedules Discovery Into Rapid-American, Insurer Policy Limits Dispute
NEW YORK - A New York federal bankruptcy judge on June 6 issued a scheduling order for fact discovery and identification of expert witnesses in a dispute between Chapter 11 debtor Rapid-American Corp. and one of its insurers over whether a policy has a $7 million or $14 million limit for asbestos liability claims (Rapid-American Corporation, et al. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, et al., No. 15-01095, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.).



John Crane Details RICO, Fraud Allegations Against Shein Firm
PHILADELPHIA - Four asbestos disease sufferers won multimillion verdicts against solvent manufacturers, then went out and made claims against asbestos trusts of bankrupt manufacturers whose products they had denied any exposure to when questioned in their court cases in a racketeering scheme devised by their attorneys, John Crane Inc. (JCI) alleges in a May 31 statement in Pennsylvania federal court (John Crane Inc. v. Shein Law Center Ltd., et al., No. 2:17-cv-02210, E.D. Pa.).



Honeywell, Ford Say Limits On Claimants' Data Make Access Useless
WILMINGTON, Del. - Although a bankruptcy court allowed Honeywell International Inc. and Ford Motor Co. access to asbestos claimants' data in nine Chapter 11 cases to investigate fraud in the claims process, limits placed on how the data can be used make the access worthless for the companies' purposes, they argue in a June 2 brief on appeal in Delaware federal court (In re: Motions Seeking Access to 2019 Statements, No. 16-1078, D. Del.).



THAN Trust Implores Court To End Insurers' Pursuit Of Audit Rights
WILMINGTON, Del. - An amended lawsuit filed by insurers seeking to audit the T H Agriculture & Nutrition LLC (THAN) asbestos trust for evidence of fraud should be dismissed because the insurers already conducted a court-ordered audit and have produced no evidence of wrongdoing for the trust to pursue, the trust, THAN and its parent argue in separate briefs supporting their motions to dismiss filed June 9 in Delaware state court (AIU Insurance Company, et al. v. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, et al., No. 9852, Del. Chanc.).



Law Firm Seeks Review Of Quantum Meruit Relief Ruling In Suit With Insolvent Insurer
ST. PAUL, Minn. - In a dispute over payment on work done for an insolvent insurer's liquidator, a law firm petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court on June 5 to answer "when a contingency fee lawyer is terminated by the client, may the district court consider the contingency fee agreement as one of the factors in awarding quantum meruit relief to the discharged lawyer?" (Faricy Law Firm, P.A., v. API Inc., Asbestos Settlement Trust, No. A16-1539, Minn. Sup.).



Oakfabco Must Produce Asset Sale Information To Asbestos Claimants
CHICAGO - Asbestos claimants in the Chapter 11 case of defunct boiler manufacturer Oakfabco Inc. got a boost in their efforts to maximize their potential recoveries from the company June 8 when an Illinois federal bankruptcy judge granted their request to conduct discovery into the debtor's 2009 sale of its remaining operating assets (In re: Oakfabco, Inc., No. 15-27062, N.D. Ill. Bkcy.).



Kaiser Gypsum Gets 3 More Months To File Reorganization Plan
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - With negotiations ongoing among Chapter 11 debtor Kaiser Gypsum Co. and its various stakeholders, including asbestos personal injury claimants, a North Carolina federal bankruptcy judge on June 14 gave the company three more months to file a plan of reorganization (In re Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al., No. 16-31602, W.D. N.C. Bkcy.).



Justice Approves $5M Settlement Of Asbestos Claims In Insurer's Liquidation
CONCORD, N.H. - A New Hampshire justice on May 22 approved a $5 million settlement between an insolvent insurer's liquidator and a manufacturer and its personal injury settlement trust with regard to asbestos bodily injury claims (In the Matter of the Liquidation of The Home Insurance Co., No. 03-E-0106, N.H. Sup., Merrimack Co.).



Amici: Causation Ruling Adds To Post-Bankruptcy Wave Spread Of Litigation Targets
LOS ANGELES - Loosening the causation standard in asbestos cases to include safety equipment makers would only draw more cases to California's already burdened judicial system and is against public policy, amici told a California appeals court May 10 (William and Becky Tyler, et al. v. American Optical Corp., et al., No. B276847, Calif. App., 2nd Dist.).



Ire Over Depositions In Asbestos Fraud Case 'Baseless,' Judge Told
NEWARK, N.J. - Having "[sown] poisoned seeds" by conducting a decades-long effort to destroy evidence of asbestos liability, a company now attempts to harvest its crop by complaining that class representatives accusing it of fraud do not know the precise impact of that scheme, plaintiffs told a New Jersey federal judge on May 30 in opposing a sanctions motion (Kimberlee Williams, et al. v. BASF Catalysts LLC, et al., No. 11-1754, D. N.J.).



'Substantial Justice' In $3.2M Verdict Against Jenkins Bros., Justice Says
JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. - Saying a $3.2 million asbestos verdict delivered "substantial justice," a New York justice on May 12 denied a valve maker's post-trial motion challenging the jury instructions and the exclusion of settled defendants' interrogatory responses and testimony from a Navy expert (Scott Shays v. A.O. Smith Water Products, et al., No. 703/2015, N.Y. Sup., Schenectady Co.).



John Crane Takes RICO Claims Against Lawyers To Pennsylvania Federal Court
PHILADELPHIA - Less than two months after having its fraud and racketeering claims against two law firms and their founders dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction, John Crane Inc. (JCI) filed the identical claims against one of the firms and its principals in Pennsylvania federal court May 15 (John Crane Inc. v. Shein Law Center Ltd., et al., No. 2:17-cv-02210, E.D. Pa.).



Rapid-American, Insurer Both Denied Judgment On Policy's Limits
NEW YORK - A New York federal bankruptcy judge on May 15 declined to award summary judgment to either Chapter 11 debtor Rapid-American Corp. or one of its insurers in a dispute over whether a policy has a $7 million or $14 million limit for asbestos liability claims, saying the policy is too ambiguous to interpret at this stage (Rapid-American Corporation, et al. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, et al., No. 15-01095, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.).



Lack Of Jurisdiction Dooms Bid To Enforce Injunction For Environmental Claims
NEWARK, N.J. - A New Jersey federal bankruptcy judge on May 1 declined to decide a request by former Chapter 11 debtor G-I Holdings Inc. to enforce its reorganization plan injunction to bar indemnification claims for cleanup of a polluted industrial site, saying G-I's appeal of a remand order in the dispute deprives her of jurisdiction (In re: G-I Holdings, Inc., et al., Nos. 01-30135 and 01-38790, D. N.J. Bkcy., 2017 Bankr. LEXIS 1194).



Battle Over Superfund Site Cleanup Not A Bankruptcy Issue, Judge Says In Remanding
NEWARK, N.J. - A dispute among several companies, including former Chapter 11 debtor G-I Holdings Inc., over who should pay for the cleanup of a 26-acre polluted industrial site in New Jersey does not belong in federal bankruptcy court, a federal judge ruled May 5 in agreeing to remand the case to state court (G-I Holdings Inc., et al. v. Ashland Inc., et al., No. 17-0077, D. N.J.).



Kaiser Gypsum's Insurance Coverage Dispute Sent Back To Oregon Court
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An insurance coverage dispute over two polluted sites in Oregon and Washington between Chapter 11 debtor Kaiser Gypsum Co. and its insurers will not be decided by a North Carolina bankruptcy court after the court remanded the case May 16 (In re Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al., No. 16-31602, W.D. N.C. Bkcy.).



Manville Trust Seeks Dismissal Of General Motors' Adversary Complaint
NEW YORK - General Motors LLC's bid for declaratory relief against the asbestos trust established in Johns-Manville Corp.'s landmark Chapter 11 case should be dismissed as premature or because the relief sought is "unambiguously enjoined" by protective injunctions issued in the bankruptcy case, the Johns-Manville trust said May 12 (In re Johns-Manville Corporation, et al., No. 82-11656 [General Motors LLC v. Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust, et al., No. 1:17-ap-1032], S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.).



Dispute Between Pittsburgh Corning Trust, Claimants Heads To Mediation
PITTSBURGH - More than 2,000 asbestos claimants from a decades-old consolidated Texas litigation and the trustees of the $3.6 billion Pittsburgh Corning Corp. (PCC) asbestos trust will mediate their dispute over whether Pittsburgh Corning's Chapter 11 case should be reopened so a bankruptcy judge can decide if the claimants qualify for payment by the trust, according to a May 18 mediation referral order filed in Pennsylvania federal bankruptcy court (In re: Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, No. 00-22876, W.D. Pa. Bkcy.).



With $3.6 Billion Available, Pittsburgh Corning Trust Begins Processing Claims
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Corning Corporation Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust contained more than $3.6 billion at the end of 2016 and began processing claims March 21, according to the trust's annual report, filed April 27 in Pennsylvania federal bankruptcy court (In re: Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, No. 00-22876, W.D. Pa. Bkcy.).



W.R. Grace Trust Paid $193 Million To Injured Claimants Last Year
WILMINGTON, Del. - The W.R. Grace & Co. Asbestos Personal Injury Trust paid 400 prebankruptcy petition liquidated asbestos personal injury claims and 22,240 unliquidated claims in 2016, with payments for both kinds of claims totaling $193.48 million for the year, according to the trust's annual report filed April 27 in Delaware federal bankruptcy court (In re: W.R. Grace & Co., et al., No. 01-01139, D. Del. Bkcy.).



Plant Insulation Trust Paid $13.7 Million To 306 Asbestos Claimants In 2016
SAN FRANCISCO - The Plant Insulation Company Asbestos Settlement Trust, which had more than $235 million in net claimants' equity at the end of 2016, paid 306 of the 1,094 claims received last year and made settlement offers on 459 claims, according to the trust's annual report filed April 26 in California federal bankruptcy court (In re Plant Insulation Company, No. 09-31347, N.D. Calif. Bkcy.).



$826 Million Quigley Trust Approved 13,865 Claims Last Year
NEW YORK - The Quigley Asbestos Personal Injury Trust approved 13,865 asbestos personal injury claims out of the 44,995 claims filed in 2016 and paid more than $60 million to settle the claims, according to the trust's annual report filed April 26 in New York federal bankruptcy court (In re Quigley Co. Inc., No. 04-15739, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.).



General Motors Trust Paid $17.6 Million To 1,527 Asbestos Claimants In 2016
NEW YORK - The asbestos personal injury trust established in General Motors Corp.'s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case paid about $17.6 million to 1,074 claimants last year, according to the trust's annual report filed April 28 in New York federal bankruptcy court (In re: Motors Liquidation Co., et al., No. 09-50026, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.).



Panel: Asbestos Trust Owes Law Firm For Work On Claim To Insolvent Insurer
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A trial court erred by releasing an asbestos settlement trust of any duty to pay a law firm for work on a claim filed with an insolvent insurer despite finding that the firm performed some uncompensated work on that claim for which a promise to pay was implied, a Minnesota panel held May 8 (Faricy Law Firm, P.A., v. API Inc., Asbestos Settlement Trust, No. A16-1539, Minn. App., 2017 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 421).



Asbestos Claimants Nix Plan To Have District Court Hear Oakfabco Insurance Dispute
CHICAGO - A federal judge will not decide a dispute over the amount of money available to Chapter 11 debtor Oakfabco Inc. to pay asbestos claims under two lost insurance policies after the judge on May 17 granted the Asbestos Claimants' Committee's request to withdraw its motion to move the dispute from bankruptcy court (Asbestos Claimants Committee v. Oakfabco Inc., et al., No. 17-03336, N.D. Ill.).



Louisiana Jury Returns Verdict For ExxonMobil In Asbestos Case
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana jury on April 11 returned a defense verdict in an asbestos case claiming that a former contractor developed mesothelioma and died after exposures at an ExxonMobil Corp. facility, sources told Mealey Publications (Thomas H. Hayden and Jaqueline S. Hayden v. 3M Co., et al., No. 15-03732, La. Dist., Orleans Parish).



Court Questions Duty Precedent On Way To Vacating $4.6 Million Asbestos Award
JACKSON, Tenn. - A divided Tennessee Court of Appeals panel vacated a $4.6 million take-home asbestos verdict May 12, finding that the jury instructions improperly allowed a jury to find negligence without first finding a defective product. All three judges questioned precedent governing how the state's courts decide whether a duty exists to prevent harm (Joyce and Ronnie Stockton v. Ford Motor Co., No. W2016-01175-COA-R3-CV, Tenn. App., 2017 Tenn. App. LEXIS 308).



Jury Returns Defense Verdict On Environmental Asbestos Exposure Claims
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A Connecticut jury on March 17 found for a special materials company in a man's case alleging exposure to asbestos fibers that escaped from the company's facility (Audrey Gough, et al. v. Rogers Corp., et al., No. FBT-CV-15-6049135-S, Conn. Super., Fairfield at Bridgeport).



New York Jury Hands Boiler Company Verdict In Asbestos Case
NEW YORK - A New York jury on May 3 found that boiler company Burnham [ee]LLC was not liable for failing to warn about the dangers of asbestos and was not a substantial factor in a man's mesothelioma, sources told Mealey Publications. The justice presiding over the case had previously allowed experts to testify to what Burnham characterized as the opinion that "every exposure" to asbestos caused disease (Jeanne Evans, et al. v. 3M Co., et al., No. 190109/2015, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).



Pennsylvania Jury Awards $220,000 For Asbestos-Related Laryngeal Cancer
PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania jury on March 29 awarded a man suffering from asbestos-related laryngeal cancer $220,000 and found the lone remaining defendant, John Crane Inc., one of three liable parties, sources told Mealey Publications (William Murray, et al. v. Durametallic Corp., et al., No. 150701334, Pa. Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Co.).



11th Circuit Affirms Expert, Household Duty Rulings, In $3M Asbestos Verdict
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal judge in Alabama did not err in admitting expert testimony that all significant asbestos exposures contribute to mesothelioma nor in concluding that an employer can be liable for exposing household members to asbestos, an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held April 26 (Melissa Ann Bobo and Sharon Jean Cox, as co-personal representatives of the estate of Barbara Bobo v. Tennessee Valley Authority, No. 12-S-1930, N.D. Ala., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130741).



Judges Dismiss John Crane's RICO Suits Against Lawyers For Lack Of Jurisdiction
CHICAGO - Illinois federal court is the wrong jurisdiction for John Crane Inc.'s fraud and racketeering claims against two law firms and their founders, two federal judges held separately March 23 in dismissing the company's lawsuits, but without prejudice to refile the actions in the proper courts (John Crane Inc. v. Shein Law Center Ltd., et al., No. 16-5913, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42758, John Crane Inc. v. Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, et al., No. 16-5918, N.D. Ill., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41840).



Geo. V. Hamilton Files Plan To Rid Itself Of Asbestos Claims Through Trust
PITTSBURGH - Chapter 11 debtor Geo. V. Hamilton Inc. filed a plan of reorganization March 31 in Pennsylvania federal bankruptcy court under which the company will establish a multimillion trust to resolve its asbestos personal injury liabilities, according to the plan and its disclosure statement (In re Geo. V. Hamilton, Inc., No. 15-23704, E.D. Pa. Bkcy.).



Former Boilermaker Oakfabco Pushes Forward, Seeks Asbestos Claimants' Approval
CHICAGO - Defunct boiler manufacturer Oakfabco Inc., which is in its second round of bankruptcy, filed a plan of reorganization and the plan's disclosure statement March 31 in Illinois federal bankruptcy court, saying it plans to move forward with its proposal to liquidate its insurance assets and establish a multimillion dollar asbestos trust whether its settlements with several insurers are approved or not (In re: Oakfabco, Inc., No. 15-27062, N.D. Ill. Bkcy.).



Garlock Lobbies For Approval Of Joint Plan Establishing Asbestos Trust
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The plan of reorganization for Chapter 11 debtor Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC should be confirmed because it meets all federal bankruptcy law requirements and is the best option for asbestos personal injury claimants, 95 percent of whom voted to accept the plan, the debtor says in its April 21 pre-confirmation hearing brief (In re: Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC, et al., No. 10-31607, W.D. N.C. Bkcy.).



Appeal Briefing Delayed Pending Energy Future's Plan Consummation
WILMINGTON, Del. - A Delaware federal bankruptcy judge on April 26 stayed briefing on an appeal filed by four asbestos personal injury claimants who say several affiliates of debtor Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH) did not have a valid bankruptcy purpose when filing their Chapter 11 petitions but rather filed for bankruptcy as a litigation tactic to evade asbestos liabilities (Shirley Fenicle, et al. v. Energy Future Holdings Corp., No. 17-9, D. Del.).



Asbestos Claimants Want District Court To Hear Oakfabco Insurance Dispute
CHICAGO - The Asbestos Claimants' Committee in the Chapter 11 case of Oakfabco Inc. asked a federal district court April 18 to take over a bankruptcy court dispute over the amount of money available to the debtor under two lost insurance policies (In re: Oakfabco, Inc., No. 15-27062, N.D. Ill. Bkcy.).



No Cause, Jurisdiction To Rehash Pittsburgh Corning Case, Texas Claimants Argue
PITTSBURGH - There is neither sufficient cause nor subject matter jurisdiction to reopen the Chapter 11 case of Pittsburgh Corning Corp. (PCC) at the request of the company's asbestos trust to determine whether thousands of claims from a consolidated Texas litigation qualify for payment by the trust, the claimants told a Pennsylvania federal bankruptcy court April 14 (In re: Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, No. 00-22876, W.D. Pa. Bkcy.).



2nd Circuit Dismisses Appeal Of Toxic Tort Plaintiffs' Tronox 'Derivative' Claims
NEW YORK - Because a federal court's ruling enforcing a permanent anti-suit injunction issued as part of a $5.5 billion settlement in the Chapter 11 case of Tronox Inc. is not a final order, it cannot be appealed by 4,300 individuals who say they were injured from the company's operation of a wood-treatment plant in Pennsylvania, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said April 20 (Avoca plaintiffs, et al. v. Kerr-McGee Corp., et al., No. 16-343, 2nd Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 6949).



Kaiser Gypsum Gets 2 More Months To Lay Out Plan To Reorganize
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A North Carolina federal bankruptcy judge on March 24 gave embattled Chapter 11 debtor Kaiser Gypsum Co. just two more months to file a plan of reorganization, with the debtor facing another call by an insurer to dismiss the case (In re Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al., No. 16-31602, W.D. N.C. Bkcy.).



Mississippi Enacts Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Transparency Law
JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi became the latest state to enact legislation seeking more transparency in the asbestos bankruptcy trust process when Gov. Phil Bryant signed an asbestos trust measure April 18.



South Dakota Governor Signs Asbestos Trust Transparency Legislation
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota enacted reforms designed to address perceived problems with transparency in asbestos bankruptcy trust filings when the governor signed a trust claims bill March 13.



North Dakota Enacts Law Seeking Transparency From Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill on April 17 that provides more transparency in the asbestos bankruptcy trust process.



Iowa Enacts Law Codifying Bare-Metal Defense, Bankruptcy Transparency
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa became the first state to legislatively bar asbestos claims arising from third-party parts on March 23 after its governor signed legislation codifying the bare-metal and component parts doctrine. The law also requires additional transparency in asbestos-related trust filings, imposes medical criteria from bringing asbestos- and silica-related claims, restricts trial consolidation and negates certain forms of successor liability.



Jury Awards $81.5M After Asbestos Friction-Parts Trial In Washington State
TACOMA, Wash. - A Washington jury awarded $81.5 million April 17 to a widow and her two daughters in their case alleging that their decedent suffered exposure to asbestos in automobile friction products, sources told Mealey's Publications (Gerri Coogan, et al. v. Genuine Parts Co., et al., No. 15-2-09504-3, Wash. Super., Pierce Co.).



New York Jury Awards $16.5M For Woman's Asbestos-Tainted Talc Exposure
NEW YORK - A New York jury on April 7 returned a $16.5 million verdict and found the distributor of talc used in cosmetic talcum powder products 50 percent liable for a woman's mesothelioma, sources told Mealey Publications (Florence Nemeth v. Brenntag North America, No. 190138-2014, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).



3rd Circuit Says Asbestos Exclusion Is Enforceable, Insurer Owes No Coverage
PHILADELPHIA - The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 21 reversed a $36 million judgment entered against an insurer in an asbestos coverage dispute after determining that an asbestos exclusion is not ambiguous and bars coverage for underlying asbestos-related claims filed against the insured (General Refractories Company v. First State Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-3409, 3rd Cir.).



Texas Jury Awards $7.8M In Punitive Asbestos Damages Against Employer
DALLAS - A Texas jury on March 27 awarded nearly $9 million, including $7.8 million in punitive damages, to the family of a mechanical engineer who suffered occupational exposure to asbestos (Shirley Dickson v. Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., No. DC-12-05995, Texas Dist., Dallas Co., 95th Dist.).



California Jury Awards $715,000 In Mesothelioma Case; Defendant 1 Percent Liable
LOS ANGELES - A California jury on Feb. 3 returned a $715,000 verdict in an asbestos case arising from exposure in the U.S. Navy but held the lone remaining defendant, J.T. Thorpe & Son Inc., 1 percent liable, sources told Mealey Publications (Joseph W. Houpt, et al. v. AK Steel Corp., et al., No. BC617859, Calif. Super., Los Angeles Co.).



New York Jury Returns Verdict For Insulator, Contractor In Asbestos Lung Cancer Trial
NEW YORK - A New York jury on Dec. 19 returned a verdict for a spray insulator and a general contractor in an asbestos lung cancer case, sources told Mealey Publications (Donna Castorina, et al. v. A.C.&S., et al., No. 123077/01, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).