Friable Thoughts

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

3rd Circuit Revives Case Against Asbestos Class Action Lawyers

It must be a cold day somewhere down below when asbestos plaintiff's sue their former lawyers claiming they got ripped off to pad the settlements of other plaintiffs. The irony is rich as the initial class action was dismissed because the plaintiff's could not prove "causation" or "actual injury" from any alleged breach of fiduciary duty. It was reversed on appeal because under Texas law, you don't need to show causation or actual injury...just like an asbestos cause of action at times.

Perhaps I shouldn't gloat too much but it is amusing to see plaintiff's and their lawyers fighting over money. After all, isn't this about justice?