Asbestos Claims Controls Spark DisputePhiladelphia

The unrelenting filing of asbestos cases, and the resulting financial toll on businesses and insurers is sparking disagreement over ways to gain some control over the situation.

Several factors contributing to the asbestos claims crisis were cited during a recent briefing sponsored here by the Lawrenceville, N.J.-based Peterson Consulting and Peterson Asbestos Claims Enterprise. Attorney Thomas A. Allen stressed that beyond whopping jury verdicts and settlement amounts paid to plaintiffs who have not proved an asbestos-related illness, there are:

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