Union Carbide Gets Sanctions Relief In Asbestos Suit

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 1:56 PM EDT) -- A Texas state appeals court ruled Wednesday that a trial court abused its authority by imposing a sanction of $11,250 against Union Carbide Corp. for allegedly issuing a burdensome subpoena shortly before trial in an asbestos suit.

The trial court had ordered Union Carbide to pay attorneys' fees for the 30 hours that a Dallas lawyer representing Bob K. Martin — who accused Union Carbide and others of causing his asbestosis — spent preparing emergency motions responding to a subpoena issued by the company.

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