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Unearthing asbestos-suit misconduct

Frustrating the likelihood that such misconduct will be brought to light, a federal judge ruled last month (per New York Law Journal) that attorneys Joseph Rice and Perry Weitz won't have to testify in depositions about various allegations of misconduct that G-1 Holdings, successor to the old GAF roofing supplies maker, has leveled against leading asbestos plaintiff's firms. The judge said such inquiries would violate attorney-client privilege. As Ted noted Jul. 20, news reports indicate that federal prosecutors may be taking an interest in some of the G-1 allegations. For more, see Overlawyered, Feb. 12-13, 2001 and Dec. 10, 2001 (scroll down)



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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