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2 Plaintiffs Firms Hit With New Asbestos Racketeering Suits

Law360, New York (June 7, 2016, 3:10 PM EDT) -- Industrial manufacturer John Crane Inc. launched a pair of racketeering lawsuits Monday in Illinois federal court against a pair of plaintiffs’ firms accused of defrauding the manufacturer in asbestos litigation by fabricating false histories for their clients, echoing earlier claims by bankrupt Garlock Sealing Technologies.

Shein Law Center Ltd. and Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett PC were hit with separate suits over their alleged scheme to inflate verdicts and settlements against John Crane by giving false asbestos exposure histories for their clients during discovery and hiding evidence...
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Case Title

John Crane Inc. v. Shein Law Center, LTD. et al


Case Number

1:16-cv-05913

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

470(Racketeer/Corrupt Organization)

Judge

Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr

Date Filed

June 6, 2016


Case Title

John Crane Inc. v. Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, A Professional Corporation et al


Case Number

1:16-cv-05918

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

470(Racketeer/Corrupt Organization)

Judge

Honorable Amy J. St. Eve

Date Filed

June 6, 2016

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