Asbestos Manufacturers' Bankruptcies and Asbestos Settlement Trusts

Official Committee of Asbestos Property Damage Creditors of W.R. Grace and U.S. Gypsum
Counsel to the Official Committees of Building Owners in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Celotex Corporation, W.R. Grace, U.S. Gypsum, United States Mineral Products, and Federal Mogul. Also counsel to the asbestos settlement trusts established in Celotex, United States Mineral Products and Swan Transportation. In Celotex, successfully prosecuted more than 600 claims. In W.R. Grace, prosecuted avoidance actions against Sealed Air Corporation and Fresenius National Medical Care Corp. resulting in a $1.2 billion settlement.
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