Judge: Trust Properly Barred Lawyer’s Future Claims, But Must Act On Pending Claims

(April 12, 2016, 8:08 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — The trustees of the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust have the discretion to suspend an attorney from filing claims against the trust but do not have the discretion to stop processing claims the attorney already filed, a New York federal bankruptcy judge held March 23 (In re Johns-Manville Corporation, et al., No. 82-11656 [Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust v. Michael J. Mandelbrot and The Mandelbrot Law Firm, No. 15-01296], S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.).

(Memorandum decision and order available. Document #48-160422-002Z.)

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