With approximately 7,000 asbestos-related lawsuits pending against it, Hercules Chemical has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11. The company is a manufacturer of chemicals for the plumbing industry. In ``Dispelling the Myths of Asbestos Litigation: Solutions for Common Law Courts,`` Rick Faulk discussed problems in the asbestos-driven toxic tort litigation system – a system that has led many companies to Chapter 11.

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