Manufacturer Urges RICO Suit Revival Over Asbestos Claims

Law360 (February 6, 2018, 10:27 PM EST) -- Industrial manufacturer John Crane Inc. asked the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday to resurrect its racketeering claims in Illinois federal court accusing two asbestos plaintiffs firms of bringing fraudulent asbestos exposure claims against it, saying the lower court had incorrectly found the firms did not have enough links to the company's home state to have personal jurisdiction over the case.

Although many of the allegedly fraudulent asbestos suits from Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett PC and Shein Law Center Ltd. are pending in California, Texas and Pennsylvania, John Crane...
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Case Title

John Crane, Incorporated v. Shein Law Center, Ltd., et al


Case Number

17-1809

Court

Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3470 Civil (Rico)

Date Filed

April 18, 2017


Case Title

John Crane, Inc. v. Simon Greenstone Panatier Bart, et al


Case Number

17-1814

Court

Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3470 Civil (Rico)

Date Filed

April 19, 2017


Case Title

John Crane, Incorporated v. Shein Law Center, Ltd., et al


Case Number

17-1926

Court

Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3470 Civil (Rico)

Date Filed

May 2, 2017

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