Secrecy of asbestos trusts the topic of policy debate

John O'Brien Jan. 24, 2012, 9:38am


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two attorneys on opposite sides of a debate over payments to asbestos victims took part Friday in a policy debate presented by the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy.

Nathan Finch of plaintiffs firm Motley Rice and James Stengel of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe disagreed over whether information gathered during payments made by bankruptcy trusts to victims of asbestos exposure should be shared in court cases filed by the same victims.

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