Specialty Can Appeal $1B Asbestos Liability To 3rd Circ.

Law360, Wilmington (February 7, 2014, 5:40 PM EST) -- A Delaware federal judge agreed to fast-track to the Third Circuit, Specialty Products Holdings Corp.'s appeal of a bankruptcy court decision pegging the company's asbestos-related liability at $1.1 billion, ruling Friday that expediting the matter would benefit the case and general public.

U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson granted Specialty Products' certification motion over the objections of the official committee of asbestos personal injury claimants and the representative for future claimants, ruling that a direct appeal was appropriate since the treatment of asbestos-related claims has widespread...
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