Fraud and Abuse Abound in Asbestos Cases

Last year’s eye-opening decision in the case In re Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC was shocking. We had long suspected that asbestos plaintiffs and their attorneys were gaming the system in order to increase their recoveries, but we had no idea just how big of a problem it was. Garlock showed that mitigating evidence had been withheld in almost all the cases brought against it over the past decade, but was the same thing happening in cases brought against other defendants?

By |2015-11-20T14:22:51-05:00November 20, 2015|News, Top Stories|0 Comments

Taxation via Litigation Bill is Bad for Business

This morning Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing on a bill that would raise taxes on companies and individuals that have been ordered to pay punitive damages. “There’s a reason no other states have a tax like this - it’s a terrible idea,” said Marcus Rayner, President of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute.

By |2015-06-23T15:35:21-04:00June 23, 2015|News, Press Releases, Top Stories|0 Comments
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