Asbestos Attys Face Off At Hearing Over Claims Transparency
Law360, New York (February 4, 2015, 10:08 PM EST) -- A K&L Gates LLP partner told House lawmakers Wednesday that his experience defending Crane Co. and others shows the Republican-backed measure to increase transparency in asbestos bankruptcy trust claims is warranted, while a Caplin & Drysdale Chtd. plaintiffs expert sided with House Democrats' denouncing the bill as a defense-side intimidation tactic to limit liability.
K&L Gates partner Nicholas Vari testified in favor of the recently revived asbestos transparency bill to a House panel considering the measure, arguing that its requirement for more disclosure from asbestos trust claimants about their exposure histories will prevent unjust recoveries from solvent defendants in the tort...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!