Fla. Toxic Tort Suits To Proceed Without Crescent

Law360, New York (September 24, 2009, 4:53 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has approved a bid to sever bankrupt real estate developer Crescent Resources LLC from 64 toxic tort actions pending in Florida state court so that the plaintiffs may proceed against a number of other defendants, which include Siemens Communications Inc., General Dynamics Corp. and Plessey Inc.

Judge Craig A. Gargotta signed off on an agreed order Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, allowing the plaintiffs to go forward with the suits, which were halted when Crescent filed...
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