Claims Handler Must Face Suit Over $7.2M Asbestos Verdict

Law360 (February 8, 2018, 9:14 PM EST) -- In a judgment made public Tuesday, a New York state judge denied a motion by a claims management company indirectly owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to escape a suit claiming it blocked some of the payout on a $7.2 mesothelioma verdict claim, saying the plaintiff had made a sufficient case to go forward.

In an order handed down Jan. 24 and entered into the court record Tuesday, New York Supreme Court Judge Gerald Lebovits said the plaintiff had presented sufficient evidence — including letters...
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