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Positive Developments in California Wildfire Mitigation

USA - June 1 2018 California experienced an explosive wildfire season in the Fall and Winter of 2017, as hundreds of fires devastated large swaths of the state. The…

Greater transparency re: asbestos trust claims soon to be ordered in Los Angeles

USA - March 13 2015 The Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles for many years now has handled a busy asbestos docket with numerous cases proceeding through trial…

James G. Scadden

Record of Garlock settlement history to be unsealed

USA - October 22 2014 On October 16, 2014, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges ordered the unsealing of an extensive record relating to past settlements of Garlock Sealing…

Transparency still needed to resolve asbestos claims on the merits

USA - July 22 2014 “The Need for Further Transparency Between the Tort System and Section 524(g) Asbestos Trusts, 2014 Update – Judicial and Legislative Developments…

An enticement to double recovery?

USA - April 15 2014 Evidence of claims by plaintiffs to asbestos bankruptcy trusts is critical to the defense of any asbestos case. In California, for example, Volkswagen…

Christopher D. Strunk