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The Department of Justice recently issued a Statement of Interest regarding asbestos claims against personal injury trusts.

Allegations of fraudulent asbestos claims have been an ongoing issue in asbestos litigation. Recently the United States Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest in In Re Bestwall LLC that there “should be transparency in the estimation of asbestos claims in bankruptcy proceedings in order to prevent fraud and abuse.”

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The Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville, IL. Photo by Paul Sableman.

RDM associate Alison McCourt recently attended the National Asbestos Litigation Conference where presenters discussed how potential jurors’ experience with COVID-19 might affect their perception of evidence presented in asbestos cases. The conference also focused on how different jurisdictions are handling jury trials by Zoom and the novel obstacles that people are facing while trying to navigate these trials during this unprecedented time.

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