BASF, Cahill Liable For Asbestos Evidence, 3rd Circ. Told

Law360, Philadelphia (March 13, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT) -- Protections from fraud claims stemming from statements made during litigation cannot be used to shield BASF Catalysts LLC from allegations in a putative class action accusing the company and counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindell LLP of destroying evidence about asbestos-containing products, the Third Circuit heard on Thursday.

Jeffrey Pollock, an attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP representing plaintiffs who say BASF and Cahill Gordon scuttled thousands of product liability suits by destroying evidence about the asbestos content of the company’s talc products, argued that a lower...
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