Non-Debtor Injunctions Barring Future Asbestos Claims Under Bankruptcy Code §524(g)

, New York Law Journal

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Dickstein Shapiro's Deborah E. Greenspan and Fredric Brooks write: Companies faced with substantial numbers of asbestos personal injury claims have turned increasingly to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to eliminate the risk of uncertain potential future liability. Section 524(g) can provide protection not only to debtors but also to certain third-party entities that could have exposure based on products or actions of the debtor. The precise contours of this third-party injunction remain the subject of litigation.

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