Some asbestos lawyers act like bullies, targeting companies besieged by lawsuits, inflating claims and claimants, using questionable evidence, concealing or delaying claims against other entities, etc.
Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas LLP News
Two years ago in federal bankruptcy court, the Houston law firm of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas moved for summary judgment against Garlock Sealing Technologies, which had accused the firm of making fraudulently inconsistent claims about the origin of a client’s mesothelioma.
There are at least two reasons to request a summary judgment. One is that the facts in the case are not in dispute and it makes no sense to waste time and money on a trial. Another reason is sheer lawyer bravado, an audacious attempt to hornswoggle the judge with an argument that won’t bear scrutiny and a trial that likely would go badly.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Jan. 10 that asbestos attorneys have been withholding evidence while pursuing claims against Garlock Sealing Technologies and has ordered the company’s bankruptcy trust to be worth much less than the $1 billion-plus figure for which the attorneys argued.
Guinn St. Louis circuit court appears to have an active asbestos docket.