Texas Court Won’t Rehear Case Involving 9-Year Delay In Accepting Settlement
(July 20, 2016, 1:12 PM EDT) -- HOUSTON — A Texas appeals court on July 19 declined to rehear an asbestos case in which it found that a nine-year gap in accepting a settlement offer did not doom the claim, turning away Union Carbide Corp.’s warning that the ruling “risks creating a dangerous precedent” (Union Carbide Corp. v. Perry Jones, Rosemary Allegria, et al., No. 01-14-00574-CV, Texas App., 1st Dist.).
(Order available. Document #01-160817-001R.)
In May 2002, Union Carbide Corp. entered into an agreement to settle hundreds of asbestos claims filed or represented...