Pennsylvania Judge Finds Asset Sale Excluded Asbestos Liabilities

(May 26, 2016, 12:44 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A “free and clear” sale of assets in a bankruptcy court auction excluded asbestos liabilities, and plaintiffs provide no reason to disturb the federal court’s ruling, a Pennsylvania judge held April 20 (Jacqueline S. Wagner and Thomas H. Wagner v. Standard Steel LLC, et al., No. 3015, Pa. Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Co.; 2016 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 119).

Thomas Wagner filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, claiming that Jacqueline Wagner contracted fatal mesothelioma. Wagner claimed that the decedent suffered...
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