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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recent article on Garlock evidence ignores critical feature of asbestos bankruptcy trusts

Legal News Line May 19, 2015, 2:51pm

By SALLY HIGGINS

Once hailed as victory, Texas man's asbestos case was used against plaintiffs firm

John O'Brien May 13, 2015, 1:49pm

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series examining evidence submitted in Garlock Sealing Technologies’ bankruptcy proceeding that was recently unsealed as a result of Legal Newsline’s legal challenge.

Law prof says firms facing Garlock's RICO cases are the progenies of Baron & Budd

John O'Brien Feb. 24, 2015, 11:00am

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series examining evidence submitted in Garlock Sealing Technologies’ bankruptcy proceeding that was recently unsealed as a result of Legal Newsline’s legal challenge.

Law prof's Garlock testimony details asbestos lawyers' change in strategy

John O'Brien Feb. 23, 2015, 10:31am

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series examining evidence submitted in Garlock Sealing Technologies’ bankruptcy proceeding that was recently unsealed as a result of Legal Newsline’s legal challenge.

Motions ask bankruptcy judge to keep Garlock evidence sealed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 15, 2014, 12:47pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Thirteen motions to seal were filed in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy proceeding before the deadline ended on Thursday, meaning Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges will release all sealed documents without pending motions to the public no later than Sept. 21.

Texas trial lawyers open checkbooks for Braley's Senate run

David Yates Apr. 21, 2014, 10:08pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - It seems U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley's past remarks warning that a "farmer" could be the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee reached the ears of Texas trial lawyers.

Five asbestos firms sued by Garlock a day before judge condemned lawyers' actions

John O'Brien Jan. 13, 2014, 4:25pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Garlock Sealing Technologies, the company that successfully argued asbestos attorneys were gaming the compensation system, has filed four lawsuits against law firms.

Judge: Asbestos attorneys made 'startling' misrepresentations while pursuing claims

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 11, 2014, 5:56pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Friday that asbestos attorneys have been withholding evidence while pursuing claims against Garlock Sealing Technologies and has ordered the company's bankruptcy trust to be much smaller than the $1 billion-plus figure for which the attorneys argued.

Garlock's suit against asbestos firm points to abuse FACT Act designed to fix

T.K. Kim Nov. 18, 2013, 10:58pm

Brickman

Garlock lawyers say plaintiffs' firm concealed exposure and 'implanted memories' to increase fees

T.K. Kim Oct. 9, 2013, 12:07pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - For weeks during the bankruptcy trial of Garlock Sealing Technologies, lawyers representing the manufacturer called former attorneys who represented the company and other witnesses to testify about what they allege were underhandedness and fraud on the part of plaintiff attorneys in asbestos-related lawsuits.

Bankruptcy court denies motion for summary judgment by firm at center of asbestos fraud case

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 20, 2013, 7:00pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- A U.S. bankruptcy court has denied a motion by a Houston firm -- alleged to have made inconsistent claims about the origins of a client's mesothelioma -- for summary judgment in its favor.

Texas firm at center of asbestos fraud case seeks summary judgment

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 28, 2013, 1:00pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- A Houston firm alleged to have made inconsistent claims about the origin of a client's mesothelioma is now asking a U.S. bankruptcy court to enter a summary judgment in its favor.

Asbestos claimants to participate in fraud case against attorneys

John O'Brien Oct. 16, 2012, 7:04pm

Swett

Garlock: Asbestos claimants committee obstructing fraud case

John O'Brien Oct. 9, 2012, 1:22pm

Swett CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Garlock Sealing Technologies, as it pursues a fraud case against asbestos attorneys, has harsh words for a group representing those with claims against the company.

Hearing set in Garlock's fraud case against asbestos attorneys

John O'Brien Sep. 24, 2012, 10:58am

Swett CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - A bankruptcy judge has scheduled an Oct. 11 hearing on asbestos claimants' motion to intervene in Garlock Sealing Technologies' accusation of fraud against asbestos attorneys.

Asbestos claimants come out against company's fraud allegation

John O'Brien Sep. 18, 2012, 11:20am

Swett CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - A group of lawyers representing asbestos claimants has come forward to support a law firm accused of fraud by Garlock Sealing Technologies.

Garlock accuses asbestos attorneys of fraud

John O'Brien Jun. 5, 2012, 3:53pm

Chandler CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - An asbestos law firm is being accused of fraud by a company that claims the firm produced two different versions of how its client fell ill in an effort to boost recovery.

Asbestos exposures contradict in civil and bankruptcy courts, Garlock says

Steve Korris Feb. 7, 2011, 7:19pm

Werkheiser 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.