US Calls On High Court To Snub Pfizer Asbestos Case

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 5:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. solicitor general told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it should refuse to review the Second Circuit's ruling that a ban on asbestos claims during bankruptcy proceedings does not apply to allegations brought by Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos' law firm against Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer petitioned the Supreme Court in September to overturn the decision, which held that the company must face asbestos litigation related to its bankrupt subsidiary Quigley Co. Inc. The high court asked the solicitor general in January to weigh in...
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