Asbestos exposures contradict in civil and bankruptcy courts, Garlock says

Steve Korris Feb. 8, 2011, 7:51am


WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - Owners of bankrupt gasket maker Garlock Sealing Technologies claim clients of asbestos lawyers told contradictory stories of exposure in civil courts and bankruptcy courts.

Suspecting the proof lies in reports that asbestos firms filed off the docket in Delaware bankruptcy court, Garlock owners seek to make the summaries public.

They asked Bankruptcy Judge Judith Fitzgerald for access on Jan. 10, arguing they need the records as evidence for their own bankruptcy proceeding in North Carolina.

Fitzgerald set a hearing on Monday, Feb. 14.

Beaumont's Reaud, Morgan & Quinn and Dallas' Baron & Budd are among a long list of asbestos law firms who oppose Garlock's motion.

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