Justices Invite SG's Opinion In Pfizer Asbestos Case

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 3:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the solicitor general to weigh in on a dispute between Pfizer Inc. and Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos' law firm over the scope of a ban on asbestos claims during bankruptcy proceedings.

Pfizer petitioned the high court in September to overturn a Second Circuit ruling that the company must face asbestos litigation related to its bankrupt subsidiary Quigley Co. Inc., arguing the Bankruptcy Code offers protection for parent companies in these situations.

The Supreme Court's Monday order did...
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