Tort Victims Challenge Privilege In Quigley Ch. 11

Law360, New York (November 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A committee of asbestos victims is challenging Pfizer Inc.'s right to keep certain documents private in the bankruptcy case of subsidiary Quigley Co., claiming that a joint defense agreement between the entities is a tool to promote Pfizer's alleged scheme to rid itself of asbestos liability.

In a motion filed Tuesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, the Ad Hoc Committee of Tort Victims claimed the parties couldn't claim attorney-client privilege under a joint defense agreement because they didn't have...
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