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Asbestos Victims Get Another Shot at W.R. Grace’s Insurers

Aug. 14, 2018, 10:45 PM

A group with “asbestos disease” has another opportunity to convince a bankruptcy court that their claims can be asserted directly against W.R. Grace & Co.'s insurers despite an injunction against asbestos claims, an appeals court ruled Aug. 14.

Although the plaintiffs’ claims “fit the text of the injunction,” the bankruptcy court must determine whether section 524(g)(4) of the Bankruptcy Code permits the claims, Judge Tomas L. Ambro wrote for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Chemical conglomerate W.R. Grace and Co. filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in 2001 in response to asbestos-related litigation begun in 1980 related ...