Good News For Defense In NY Asbestos Litigation

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 12:54 PM EST) -- In a significant ruling applicable to all cases pending in the New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL), coordinating Judge Sherry Klein Heitler has held that plaintiffs must disclose to defendants all materials submitted in connection with any claims filed with asbestos-related bankruptcy trusts established pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 524(g). The court’s decision thus authorizes discovery of plaintiffs’ full exposure history, and is an important victory for the defense in the NYCAL.

Judge Heitler’s decision, which was issued this Nov. 15 in In Re: New York City...
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