10 Tips for Corporate Counsel Facing Asbestos Suits

Law360, New York (November 16, 2010, 1:31 PM EST) -- Would readers working for companies that are subject to no conceivable risk of asbestos litigation please step forward? Dear reader, not so fast ...

The number of companies targeted by asbestos claimants continues to rise, with lawsuits currently involving about 10,000 different companies. Lawsuits remain pending against a range of companies far wider than the manufacturers of asbestos products.

Defendants include companies that used asbestos in any way, whether directly in their products or incidental to their operations. The mere existence of asbestos on a company’s...
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