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CLOUD LIFTED: Gasket maker dodges over $1 billion in asbestos liability in a case that could change the game for mesolethioma litigation (access required)

By DAVID DONOVAN david.donovan@nclawyersweekly.com Gasket manufacturer Garlock Sealing Technology was facing a potentially devastating situation in bankruptcy court. Claimants suffering from mesothelioma, a rare and fatal form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure, had asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge George R. Hodges to require Garlock to set aside more than $1.2 billion to resolve their claims. That figure ...

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