Bloomberg Law
March 4, 2021, 8:48 PM

Bestwall Permitted to Probe Asbestos Claims in Bankruptcy Case

Alex Wolf
Alex Wolf

Bestwall LLC got bankruptcy court approval to investigate thousands of pending asbestos exposure claims for errors or evidence of manipulation as the Georgia-Pacific LLC affiliate develops a Chapter 11 plan.

Thursday’s discovery order will allow the company, created to address Georgia-Pacific’s legacy asbestos liabilities, to test the veracity and value of claims that its old drywall-related products caused mesothelioma and other diseases.

Bestwall and Georgia-Pacific said in court filings that they have evidence that they “were subject to a widespread pattern in which certain plaintiff firms failed to disclose material evidence of their clients’ exposures to other companies’ products.”

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