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Bestwall Permitted to Probe Asbestos Claims in Bankruptcy Case

March 4, 2021, 8:48 PM

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.”

Georgia-Pacific ...