Congoleum Insurers' Examiner Request Denied

Law360, New York (April 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Gilbert Heintz & Randolph LLP doesn’t deserve to be paid for its work in Congoleum Corp.'s asbestos-related bankruptcy case, but it won’t be put under a microscope either, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathryn Ferguson, currently overseeing the bankruptcy proceedings of the flooring materials manufacturer, brushed aside insurance carriers' request to appoint a special investigator to examine Gilbert Heintz.

Gilbert Heintz was originally hired as special insurance counsel by Congoleum in January 2004, a month after the New Jersey-based flooring materials business...
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