Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims: S.B. 138 (2017)
Establishes guidelines for asbestos litigation. The plaintiff must provide the
Establishes guidelines for asbestos litigation. The plaintiff must provide the court and parties with a sworn statement signed by the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s counsel indicating that all asbestos trust claims that can be made have been filed, provide all parties with any trust claims material, and if the plaintiff’s claim is based on exposure to asbestos through any other person, the plaintiff must produce all trust claims materials submitted by the other person. A defendant may file for a stay of the proceedings if there is information that could support additional trust claims by the plaintiff. The motion must identify any asbestos trust claim the defendant believes the plaintiff can file and include any information supporting the asbestos trust claim. If the court determines there is sufficient basis for the plaintiff to file an asbestos trust claim, the court shall stay the asbestos action until the plaintiff files the asbestos trust claim and produces related trust claims material.
2019 Opioid Ruling Overturned
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes how companies that end arbitration face the risk of consumer class actions, in the face of plaintiffs firms ramping up mass arbitration proceedings.
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The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.
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