3rd Circuit Reverses; Claims Against Owens Corning Not Discharged In Bankruptcy

PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 18 reversed and remanded a ruling, concluding that the class action claims against bankrupt Owens Corning related to defective roof shingles were not discharged in the company's bankruptcy proceeding (Patricia Wright, et al...

Asbestos Claimants Denied Documents On Garlock's Settlement History

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The North Carolina federal bankruptcy judge overseeing Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC's Chapter 11 case on June 19 denied a request by personal injury claimants to compel Garlock to produce documents containing information on settlements the company made with claimants in the...

Garlock's Contempt Bid Against Law Firm Rejected By Bankruptcy Judge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC's attempt to have a law firm and its clients held in contempt for not responding to a discovery questionnaire was denied Oct. 16 by a North Carolina federal bankruptcy judge (In re: Garlock Sealing Technologies, et al., No. 10-31607, W.D. N.C. Bkcy...

Bankruptcy Judge: Specialty Products Can Estimate Some Asbestos Claims At Zero

WILMINGTON, Del. - Specialty Products Holding Corp. and Bondex International Inc. can estimate at zero the asbestos personal injury claims of 230 claimants in the companies' joint bankruptcy case who failed to submit a court-approved discovery questionnaire for the debtors' asbestos liability...

Court: Bankrupt Company Must Find Someone Who Can Verify Responses

LOS ANGELES - A judge must rule on a response to a request for admissions as unverified unless a bankrupt and dissolved asbestos defendant appoints someone with the power to decide whether its attorney may verify the response and thus waive attorney-client privilege, a California appeals panel held April...

Asbestos Coverage Disputes Between Flintkote, Insurers Go To Binding Arbitration

WILMINGTON, Del. - A Delaware federal bankruptcy judge on June 20 granted relief from the automatic stay in The Flintkote Co.'s Chapter 11 case so that Flintkote and certain London market insurance companies can participate in binding arbitration to resolve disputes over insurance coverage for asbestos...

Garlock Loses Bid To Unseal Evidence Of Trust Claims, Asbestos Exposures

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A North Carolina federal bankruptcy judge on July 23 denied a request by Chapter 11 debtor Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC to make public evidentiary documents that were filed under seal for Garlock's asbestos liability estimation trial, including evidence that Garlock says shows...

Garlock Bankruptcy Judge Denies News Site's Bid To Open Estimation Proceeding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The "significant" privacy rights of asbestos claimants and their attorneys outweigh the public's interest in certain evidence deemed confidential in the asbestos liability estimation trial for Chapter 11 debtor Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, a North Carolina federal...

Law Firm: Bankrupt Rotech Healthcare Not Allowed To Depose Its Attorneys

WILMINGTON, Del. - The law firm that represented the Official Committee of Equity Security Interest Holders in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Rotech Healthcare Inc. on Dec. 13 moved for a protective order, contending that Rotech should not be permitted to depose members of the firm (In Re: Rotech Healthcare...