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Peter G. Angelos firm scales back asbestos lawsuits plan
Peter G. Angelos firm scales back asbestos lawsuits plan

The law firm of Peter G. Angelos has scaled back its request for a Baltimore judge to group together almost 13,000 asbestos cases, asking the court to look only at cases where the plaintiffs alleged they contracted cancer as a result of their exposure to the poisonous material. The modified plan would still involve lumping together 4,600 cases, according to recent filings in the case. The remaining cases, which involve plaintiffs that have lung diseases other than cancer, could be handled in a similar way later on, Angelos lawyer Theodore M. Flerlage, Jr. wrote in court documents. But attorneys for Union Carbide, a defendant in the case, said even the smaller plan remains unfair. ...

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