5th Circuit Affirms $420,000 Award Against Asbestos Attorneys

NEW ORLEANS - A railroad's discovery that plaintiffs filed potentially deceptive asbestos claims against it did not put it on notice of fraudulent conduct by the attorneys, a divided Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel held May 29 in affirming a $420,000 verdict (Illinois Central Railroad Co. v. William Guy; Thomas W. Brock, Nos. 11-60122, 10-61006, 5th Cir.). Subscribers may view the opinion available within the full update.

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