Bankruptcy Judge Bars State Court Suit Against Johns-Manville Affiliate

Mealey's (July 7, 2016, 2:05 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A New York federal bankruptcy judge on June 30 enjoined a woman’s Louisiana state court asbestos personal injury lawsuit against a subsidiary of Johns-Manville Corp. after finding that the woman’s claims are barred by decades-old injunctions in Johns-Manville’s Chapter 11 case, and her only recourse is to file a claim with the asbestos trust established in the case (In re Johns-Manville Corporation, et al., No. 82-11656, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.).

(Memorandum decision available. Document #48-160715-001Z. Order available. Document #48-160715-002R.)

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