Judge: Bankrupt Companies' Potential Liability Not Admissible At Trial

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island law governing comparative fault of settled defendants does not extend to bankrupt companies in an asbestos action; nor must a plaintiff produce bankruptcy trust claim forms, a judge held July 15 (Rosie K. Sweredoski, et al. v. Alfa Laval Inc., et al., No. 2011-1544, R.I. Super., Providence Plantation; 2013 R.I. Super. LEXIS 128).

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