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First Amendment advocate notes increasing tendency toward closing trials

T.K. Kim Nov. 25, 2013, 11:06pm


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

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


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.

Garlock bankruptcy trial concludes in N.C.

T.K. Kim Aug. 23, 2013, 3:47pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- After more than three weeks of testimony with expert witnesses and lawyers flown in from across the country, the bankruptcy trial for Garlock Sealing Technologies concluded Thursday with one glaring question left unanswered - just how much money the company sued for making asbestos-containing products decades ago will need to put in a trust to escape bankruptcy.

Legal Newsline appeals judge's decision to close Garlock testimony

T.K. Kim Aug. 14, 2013, 4:32pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Attorneys for Legal Newsline have appealed a U.S. bankruptcy court judge's decision to close off testimony and portions of the record of several witnesses speaking about questionable claims filed by asbestos plaintiffs during the ongoing bankruptcy trial for Garlock Sealing Technologies.

Garlock trial winds down; judge closes courtroom again

T.K. Kim Aug. 13, 2013, 1:09am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- The ongoing bankruptcy trial for Garlock Sealing Technologies wound down Monday with attorneys for the gasket manufacturing company and those representing asbestos claimants calling their last few witnesses with the judge closing the courtroom one more time during a lawyer's testimony.

Witnesses present divergent settlement figures in Garlock estimation trial

T.K. Kim Aug. 10, 2013, 3:29pm


Claimants' expert in Garlock trial suggests $1.3 billion settlement figure

T.K. Kim Aug. 9, 2013, 3:58am


Evolving litigation landscape led to settlements, witness testifies at Garlock trial

T.K. Kim Aug. 8, 2013, 1:54am


Garlock claimants' expert testifies about 'low hanging' defendants

T.K. Kim Aug. 7, 2013, 3:17am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- Attorneys representing the claimants in Garlock Sealing Technologies ongoing bankruptcy trial Tuesday presented their own expert witness who happened to also be a former asbestos attorney after days of testimony by former Garlock asbestos lawyers.

Garlock estimation testimony resumes

T.K. Kim Aug. 6, 2013, 12:46pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - As Garlock Sealing Technololgies ongoing bankruptcy trial prepared to break for lunch after more than three hours of cross examination of an economist Monday, Judge George Hodges relayed a bit of dead pan levity.

Garlock testimony switches to financial liability

T.K. Kim Aug. 3, 2013, 3:20am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- Attorneys transitioned Friday from days of expert testimony on the carcinogenic effects of asbestos and the work practices of attorneys representing asbestos plaintiffs to arguments about how much financial liability Garlock Sealing Technologies should face in the company's ongoing bankruptcy trial.

Closed testimony continues at Garlock trial

T.K. Kim Aug. 2, 2013, 2:18am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- The closed testimony of a former Garlock Sealing Technologies attorney resumed Thursday with the judge excluding members of the public and media who did not sign confidentiality agreements for all but 20 minutes of his nearly five hours on the stand in the company's ongoing bankruptcy trial.

Judge closes portion of Garlock hearing again

T.K. Kim Aug. 1, 2013, 12:28am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- A federal judge Wednesday expelled members of the media and public from his courtroom during witness testimony for the second time in the ongoing bankruptcy trial of Garlock Sealing Technologies.

Legal Newsline files motion to keep Garlock trial open

T.K. Kim Jul. 30, 2013, 11:16pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- Attorneys for Legal Newsline filed a motion Tuesday to keep the bankruptcy trial of Garlock Sealing Technologies open to the public following a judge's decision to close off portions of a law professor's testimony last week.

Garlock testimony resumes in N.C.

T.K. Kim Jul. 30, 2013, 1:53am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- The battle between experts proffering very different opinions about how much asbestos pipe fitters who removed asbestos-covered gaskets decades ago came into contact with while doing so resumed Monday in the bankruptcy trial of Garlock Sealing Technologies.

Federal judge closes portion of Garlock bankruptcy trial

T.K. Kim Jul. 27, 2013, 1:07am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- A federal judge closed his courtroom to the public Friday during portions of testimony by a law professor who leveled charges of fraud against some claimants who sued Garlock Sealing Technologies after being exposed to asbestos.

Former OSHA director testifies for Garlock in bankruptcy case

T.K. Kim Jul. 26, 2013, 1:58am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- Garlock Sealing Technologies called the former director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to testify on its behalf Thursday in federal bankruptcy court.

Garlock asbestos estimation trial resumes in N.C.

T.K. Kim Jul. 25, 2013, 1:49pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- The estimation trial to determine the extent of liability a company that manufactures gaskets owes claimants exposed to asbestos from its products has resumed with expert witnesses called to the stand.