In re Michigan Administrative Order on Asbestos-Related Cases
- Case Date: 11/17/2006
- Project Name: Reining in the Plaintiffs' Bar
On November 17, 2006, WLF filed formal comments with the Michigan Supreme Court supporting the continued implementation of the Court's Administrative Order prohibiting the "bundling" or consolidation of asbestos-related cases for settlement or trial. The Order is a response to the mass of asbestos-related suits that have inundated courts in Michigan and other states in recent years, the overwhelming majority of which involve plaintiffs who have no present impairment or injury and may never become sick from asbestos exposure. Henceforth, asbestos-related cases in Michigan will be settled or tried on their individual merit. No longer will serious claims be allowed to consolidated with questionable claims which the plaintiffs' bar has used to force unfair settlements against businesses in less serious cases.
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