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Legal Newsline scores big
win for asbestos transparency

Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial

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Posted By:MissMolly, 7/27/2014 5:37:37 AM

Garlock Sealing Technologies, founded in 1887, originally produced seals for rods in locomotive steam engines. Over the years, it used asbestos in gaskets and valves. When the age of asbestos lawsuits began, it was deluged with nearly a million claims. Although Garlock defended such cases for years -- at times successfully -- the company succumbed in 2010 and entered bankruptcy with 100,000 asbestos and 4,000 mesothelioma claims pending. Garlock´s products never represented a high-risk of asbestos exposure, as some others do. George Hodges, the federal judge presiding over the bankruptcy, noted that Garlock products “resulted in a relatively low exposure to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 7/27/2014 5:52:02 AM     (No. 9941682)

Garlock was a good company that made a fine, indispensable product, that happened to contain asbestos that was totally encapsulated and as safe to the end-user as Armstrong floor tiles.
Bottom-feeding, slimy asbestos lawyers destroyed this and many other companies, caused factories to be shut down, workers to be unemployed, and pensioners to lose their pension based on their non-scientific assertions that they caused mesothelioma. Certainly there were companies deserving of asbestos lawsuits, but Garlock was not one.
There has to be a special circle in Hell for personal injury tort lawyers, who reaped hundreds of millions on this fraud.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DaddyO, 7/27/2014 6:10:23 AM     (No. 9941685)

I actually was on an asbestos civil trial many years ago.. each of the plaintiffs had very little asbestos exposure on their xrays, which even the plaintiffs´ doctor admitted (the defendant´s doctor said there was no exposure). Yet they were blaming it for all sorts of problems.

We found for the defendant. There were several in the jury pool who couldn´t wait to give those ´poor people´ millions of dollars, but there were more of us. Jury selection is critical, as I´m sure the lawyers know.

Of course this is what you get when you run tv ads asking people who think they may have been exposed to asbestos to CALL NOW!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/27/2014 7:20:17 AM     (No. 9941715)

Term Limits, Tort Reform and the Tea Party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Doctor P, 7/27/2014 7:57:55 AM     (No. 9941754)

The biggest reform is to find the miscreant lawyers and take the appropriate actions

- disbarment
- disbursal of their funds
- fines
- jail

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 7/27/2014 8:29:17 AM     (No. 9941790)

If you are interested in the subject do some research on Judge Jack in Texas and asbestos.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 7/27/2014 12:22:56 PM     (No. 9942064)

Shocking news! Many/most trial lawyers are lying, nasty con men most interested in lining their own pockets at the expense of good companies. /s off

They funnel significant portions of these ill-gotten gain into the Demonrat campaign machines around the country so that they will not be stopped from continuing to rape and pillage the country.

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