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Peter Angelos, facing the loss of thousands of asbestos lawsuits, wants lawmakers' help

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 14, 2017

On Dec. 1, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, is scheduled to hear an appeal of Duffy v. CBS, a 2015 decision that applied Maryland’s 20-year statute of repose to an asbestos lawsuit.

Baltimore Backlog: Angelos firm not pursuing trials for asbestos clients, lawmakers told

By John O'Brien | Oct 18, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) - Asbestos attorneys from the main firm in one of the largest – but apparently not busiest – dockets in the country told Maryland lawmakers on Tuesday of their plan to push their dormant cases through the system to eliminate a backlog of nearly 30,000 lawsuits.

Defunct boiler maker, crippled by asbestos claims, files for bankruptcy again

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 18, 2015

Company submitted documents showing Weitz & Luxenberg has filed the most claims against it. Funds from a settlement with three insurers will help create the bankruptcy trust for current asbestos claimants.

Maryland facing backlog of 30,000 asbestos cases

By Jon Campisi | Jul 16, 2015

Defense attorney says past practices of consolidation were fiascos, and a judge in 2014 denied the Law Offices of Peter Angelos' request to institute a third consolidation phase.

Garlock offered Philly cases as proof asbestos lawyers were withholding evidence

By John O'Brien | Feb 25, 2015

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.

Second Circuit: Pfizer lost protection against asbestos suits

By John O'Brien | Apr 19, 2012

Angelos NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Because Pfizer used its logo on asbestos-containing products made by a company it acquired, lawsuits brought in Pennsylvania by the Law Offices of Peter Angelos may proceed, an appeals court has ruled.

Philadelphia asbestos docket a mix of local and national firms

By John O'Brien | Dec 3, 2010

Angelos PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Local law firms seem to make up the majority of Philadelphia's asbestos docket at the Complex Litigation Center, but some regional and national firms also have a presence in the city.

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