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Bankruptcy Judge: Claims Against Insurer Barred By Johns-Manville Injunction

Mealey's (August 6, 2015, 9:22 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — An asbestosis victim’s claims that an insurance company conspired with Johns-Manville Corp. to withhold information from the public on the dangers of asbestos inhalation are barred by nearly 30-year-old court orders confirming Johns-Manville’s bankruptcy reorganization plan and issuing an injunction protecting the company and its insurers from such claims, a New York federal bankruptcy judge held July 27 (In re Johns Manville Corporation, et al., No. 82-11656, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.; 2015 Bankr. LEXIS 2455).

(Memorandum decision available. Document #48-150828-004Z.)

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