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January 26th, 2016

Another Asbestos Defendant Seeks to Join RICO Litigation Against Plaintiffs’ Firms Accused of Fraud

Asbestos defendant John Crane Inc. this week filed motions in federal district court seeking to intervene in the Garlock Sealing Technologies-led fraud litigation against two plaintiffs’ law firms, Dallas-based Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett and the Shein Law Center of Philadelphia . . . → Read More: Another Asbestos Defendant Seeks to Join RICO Litigation Against Plaintiffs’ Firms Accused of Fraud

March 2nd, 2015

ATRA’s New ‘Asbestos Litigation Watch’ Website Will Help Make Case for Reform

Citing recent events that have further exposed the “corruption and outright fraud that have long been endemic to asbestos litigation,” the American Tort Reform Association today launched a new website that “will document the overwhelming case for substantive reforms” . . . → Read More: ATRA’s New ‘Asbestos Litigation Watch’ Website Will Help Make Case for Reform

March 4th, 2014

Chevron Wins RICO Case against Conniving Tort Kingpin

New York federal District Judge Lewis Kaplan today issued his long awaited verdict in Chevron v. Donziger and, as expected, it is an encouraging win for the energy giant and a crushing loss for a once high-flying, if conniving, tort kingpin . . . → Read More: Chevron Wins RICO Case against Conniving Tort Kingpin

February 11th, 2014

Turning up the Heat on Asbestos Racketeers

As the push continues to expose and punish that lowly element of the plaintiffs’ bar that lies, cheats and manipulates civil courts and abestos trust funds to maximize their profits, ethics and justice be damned, ATRA offers up links to both a recent editorial and a Pennsylvania television interview that help make the tort reformers’ case . . . → Read More: Turning up the Heat on Asbestos Racketeers

January 13th, 2014

Federal Judge Calls out Rampant Fraud in Asbestos Claims

In an important ruling last Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges in North Carolina reduced an asbestos defendant’s liability by 90 percent, down to $125 million from $1.4 billion, finding that the larger amount had been based on fraudulent claims by scheming plaintiffs’ lawyers and their clients . . . → Read More: Federal Judge Calls out Rampant Fraud in Asbestos Claims