Belluck & Fox Must Face Subpoenas In Garlock RICO Suit

Law360, New York (September 4, 2015, 12:34 PM EDT) -- Belluck & Fox LLP can't block defunct gasket company Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC from subpoenaing information in its adversary suit, a North Carolina federal judge ruled Thursday, saying the discovery into allegations that the firm schemed to drive up settlement values in asbestos litigation is necessary.

U.S. District Judge Graham C. Mullen acknowledged that Garlock's subpoenas seeking documents from bankruptcy trusts and claims processing facilities involved in the massive mesothelioma litigation against the gasket company will be expensive for the firm, but said the cost doesn't outweigh the likely benefit of producing the documents.

"The court notes defendants' arguments regarding the...

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