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"Silicosis Claims Split the Plaintiffs Bar"

Reports American Lawyer: "The so-called phantom epidemic of silicosis has become a hot potato for the plaintiffs bar. ... [Judge Janis Graham Jack] has ordered defense lawyers to notify state courts that they may have received fraudulent asbestos claims." Mississippi defense lawyer Daniel Mulholland has compiled a list of plaintiffs who sued over both asbestosis and silicosis "and the lawyers who represented them in previous asbestos claims. The list, a who's-who of the Mississippi plaintiffs bar, includes its dean, Richard Scruggs, whose Scruggs Law Firm is based in Oxford, Miss."



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.