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06/06/2016
A company that frequently finds itself targeted by asbestos attorneys is taking the reins on racketeering claims that allege those lawyers manipulated the system to unfairly drive up the costs of settlements and verdicts. On Monday, John Crane Inc. filed lawsuits against at least two asbestos firms...
09/05/2016
A former New Jersey lawyer has been sentenced to serve two years in federal prison after admitting he fraudulently added defendants to more than 100 asbestos lawsuits in New York. Federal prosecutors say Arobert Tonagbanua deleted the names of actual defendants from copies of legitimately filed...
26/01/2016
A second company has accused plaintiff lawyers of using fraudulent tactics to win asbestos lawsuits, citing evidence uncovered after a federal judge opened records obtained in the bankruptcy of Garlock Sealing Technologies. John Crane Inc., which like Garlock made industrial gaskets containing...
03/12/2015
Anti-asbestos lobbyists and activists are exerting pressure on the European Commission, demanding the establishment of a mandatory special-purpose program to dismantle every product that has ever been manufactured containing asbestos in the EU. The question is, whose interests does such a program...
20/11/2015
Was it a quid quo pro? A physician testifying this week in the trial of a former New York legislative leader accused of misusing his office to get millions in law firm referral fees didn’t expressly say so.But Dr. Robert Taub did tell the jury that he hoped by referring asbestos patients to a law...

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