asbestos

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Consolidated with Travelers Indemnity Company et al. v. Bailey, et al. (08-295).

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Overview

When two or more parties are jointly and severally liable for a tortious act, each party is independently liable for the full extent of the injuries stemming from the tortious act. Thus, if a plaintiff wins a money judgment against the parties...

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Oral argument: Mar. 30, 2009

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, 2d Circuit (Feb. 15, 2008)

BANKRUPTCY, ASBESTOS, SETTLEMENT TRUSTS, INSURERS, MANVILLE

In 1986, a bankruptcy court issued a landmark confirmation order that...