9th Circuit Vacates Asbestos Bankruptcy Reorganization; Says Trust Isn’t In Control

SAN FRANCISCO — (Mealey’s) The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 28 vacated the bankruptcy reorganization plan for a former asbestos insulator, finding that the plan failed to satisfy the requirements of Section 524(g) of the Bankruptcy Code dealing with control by asbestos trusts...

U.S. House Approves Asbestos Trust Disclosure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Saying the measure will provide much needed transparency in the more than 60 asbestos-bankruptcy trusts and help prevent fraud, the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 13 passed House Resolution 982, the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT Act...

Garlock Sues Law Firms, Alleging Fraud Over Asbestos Claims

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (Mealey’s) Chapter 11 debtor Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC filed four adversary complaints yesterday in a North Carolina federal bankruptcy court against several law firms and attorneys, alleging conspiracy, fraud and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt...