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Judge Grows Weary Of Infighting In J&J Talc Supplier's Ch. 11

Law360, Wilmington (May 22, 2019, 9:15 PM EDT) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge expressed her frustration and displeasure Wednesday with a contentious battle over a firm proposed to serve as special insurance counsel to the official committee of tort claimants in Johnson & Johnson talc supplier Imerys Talc America Inc.’s Chapter 11.

At a hearing in Wilmington, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein said she needs more information from a group of insurers about specific claims why Gilbert LLP might not be the right choice to serve as special insurance counsel representing the committee.

“This hearing hasn’t been presented in the most stellar litigation fashion,” Judge Silverstein said of the...

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