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August 23, 2017 SE Texas Recod Angela Underwood
SE Texas Recod Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Angela Underwood

Washington County Judge John Brieden, on behalf of the American Legion, a veteran’s service organization, helped...

Washington County Judge John Brieden, on behalf of the American Legion, a veteran’s service organization, helped shape the FACT Act through a resolution that was written and adopted by the House of Representatives. Judge Briedan says the bill would prevent abuse of asbestos litigation.

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August 8, 2017 The Hill Christine Biederman
The Hill Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Christine Biederman

A lack of transparency in the asbestos trust system is crippling insurance companies from being able to collect...

A lack of transparency in the asbestos trust system is crippling insurance companies from being able to collect money they are owed from asbestos injury settlements. The Utah Attorney General has sued four of the largest asbestos trusts to recover money that is owned to the Medicaid system.

August 7, 2017 My Statesman John Brieden and Morgan Little
My Statesman Monday, August 7, 2017 John Brieden and Morgan Little

Asbestos trusts have been depleted by plaintiff lawyers who know how to game system to achieve the highest payouts...

Asbestos trusts have been depleted by plaintiff lawyers who know how to game system to achieve the highest payouts from both the asbestos trusts and the court system, a scheme called double-dipping. Federal legislation that has recently passed the House of Representatives, the FACT Act, can bring transparency to the system and resolve the fraudulent practice.

August 7, 2017 The Advocate Bob Bell
The Advocate Monday, August 7, 2017 Bob Bell

One of Louisiana Senator John Kennedy's constituents is urging him to support the FACT Act; he says the Senator has...

One of Louisiana Senator John Kennedy's constituents is urging him to support the FACT Act; he says the Senator has an opportunity to help fix the long troubled issue of transparency with asbestos trusts.

June 21, 2017 Forbes
Forbes Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Honeywell International has filed for access to ballots from asbestos claimants in the federal bankruptcy court in...

Honeywell International has filed for access to ballots from asbestos claimants in the federal bankruptcy court in Oakland, California citing the trust must process all ballots, but has refused to share copies of these document with Honeywell. The claim also says under bankruptcy code, these ballots are considered public information.

June 20, 2017 Cook County Record
Cook County Record Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A recent supreme court ruling, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal., ruled that a California court did...

A recent supreme court ruling, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal., ruled that a California court did not have jurisdiction over cases filed by out-of-state plaintiffs suing out-of-state companies. This decision could lead to fewer out-of-state claims made in plaintiff-friendly courts and decrease venue abuse. Ninety percent of asbestos claims filed in Madison County are from out-of-state plaintiffs looking for plaintiff-friendly courts known as ‘Judicial Hellhole’ jurisdictions.

June 20, 2017 The Penn Record
The Penn Record Tuesday, June 20, 2017

John Crane Inc. (JCI) has filed a lawsuit under the anti-racketeering RICO law against Benjamin P. Shein and his law...

John Crane Inc. (JCI) has filed a lawsuit under the anti-racketeering RICO law against Benjamin P. Shein and his law firm Shein Law Center of Philadelphia accusing the firm of failing to provide full exposure records of their claimants to mislead the court to maximize payouts from JCI. The firm later filed with the bankruptcy trust system for the same set of claimants, citing different exposures for the same injury.

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