Garlock Fights Asbestos Claimants' Bid To Revisit $125M Order

Law360, New York (July 3, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT) -- Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC on Thursday asked a North Carolina bankruptcy judge to reject a bid by plaintiffs, who allege asbestos in the company’s products caused mesothelioma, to revisit a $125 million liability order on claims, which is about a 10th of what they had sought.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George R. Hodges in January ruled that Garlock was only minimally liable for lung damage caused by the fibers released when pipes or gaskets were cracked or sliced open, determining that the type of asbestos used to seal the gaskets wasn’t one that caused the fatal disease.

Since then, the official committee...

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