Secret Pursuit Of Asbestos Bankruptcy Claims Must End

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT) -- Prior to my retirement in December 2012, I served for more than 29 years as a trial judge in the Delaware State Court system where, for a time, I was responsible for the asbestos litigation docket, which was compromised of approximately 600 cases filed by plaintiffs from all over the United States and even by foreign nationals.

Because of my experience in one particular case, I gained a unique insight into the inherent unfairness associated with a system that permits plaintiffs' filing of bankruptcy trust claims to remain secret and undisclosed while these same plaintiffs are actively engaged in asbestos tort...

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