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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.

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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.

June 1, 2017 The News Star Michael Carter
The News Star Thursday, June 1, 2017 Michael Carter

Mike Carter, owner of Monroe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc., is a small business owner in Louisiana affected by...

Mike Carter, owner of Monroe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc., is a small business owner in Louisiana affected by frivolous asbestos-related lawsuits and has spent thousands of dollars traveling to Washington and Baton Rouge to convince lawmakers to pass legislation that would create transparency in the asbestos bankruptcy trust systems. In an open letter, Mr. Carter urged his Senator, John Kennedy of Louisiana, to support the federal bill Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act. Mr. Carter says, "This legislation would expose people cheating the system, while protecting the privacy of those legitimately drawing financial support from the trusts."

May 25, 2017 Louisiana Record John Sammon
Louisiana Record Thursday, May 25, 2017 John Sammon

Melissa Landry, executive director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, supports the federal FACT Act, an asbestos...

Melissa Landry, executive director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, supports the federal FACT Act, an asbestos transparency bill that would bring comprehensive reform to the bankruptcy trust system to prevent double-dipping and fraud. The bill will allow for more oversight and communication between the courts and the trusts to effectively pay out the correct compensation to asbestos plaintiffs.

May 25, 2017 Press Mentor Travis Akin
Press Mentor Thursday, May 25, 2017 Travis Akin

Illinois, or the "land of lawsuits," is rated as the third-worst state for legal fairness for housing three of the...

Illinois, or the "land of lawsuits," is rated as the third-worst state for legal fairness for housing three of the worst "judicial hellholes" as ranked by the American Tort Reform Association. Less than 1% of asbestos litigation cases filed in the state took place there, which has created a hotbed for plaintiff lawyers to file cases in the state, overwhelming the system and allowing fraud to take place.

May 23, 2017 NY State of Politics
NY State of Politics Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A bipartisan asbestos trust transparency bill in the New York state senate will stop claimants from double-dipping...

A bipartisan asbestos trust transparency bill in the New York state senate will stop claimants from double-dipping in the court and bankruptcy trust systems. The bill requires claimants to file for bankruptcy claims within 45 days of filing in court to deter attorneys from falsifying and tailoring their injury claims to maximize payouts and would restore fairness to the court system.

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