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Insurer Faces Pushback In Bid For Asbestos Victims' Info

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 9:39 PM EDT) -- An asbestos settlement trust and three insurance claims processors are asking a New York bankruptcy court to limit discovery demands from Rapid-American Corp. insurance carrier National Union, saying its demands are excessive by orders of magnitude.

The Western Asbestos Settlement Trust and the three claim processors said in a motion filed Monday that  National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh only needs files on no more than a few thousand of the more than 242,000 asbestos claimants they are seeking information on in their dispute over whether Rapid exhausted their coverage on asbestos claims.

"Over 69% of these victims have nothing to do...

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