Accused Law Firm Claims Absolute Immunity From Garlock’s Claims

(December 21, 2015, 3:55 PM EST) -- RICHMOND, Va. — Racketeering and fraud allegations leveled by Chapter 11 debtor Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC against an asbestos plaintiffs’ law firm should be dismissed because the firm has absolute immunity for common-law tort claims and federal statutory claims based on work done by the firm in its role as advocate, the firm argues in a Nov. 30 brief to the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, et al. v. Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, APLC, et al., No. 15-2178, 4th Cir.)....
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