Interrogatories and depositions in a tort case against a bankrupt firm are less likely to reveal exposure to asbestos in the firm's product than if the case had occurred before the firm filed bankruptcy.
May 21, 2015
Inhalation of asbestos can cause a number of serious conditions, including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other cancers. In the early 1980s, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice conducted the first study to examine the costs of and compensation paid for asbestos personal injury claims. RAND has since amassed a significant body of research on asbestos litigation and on the performance of the U.S. legal system in resolving asbestos claims.