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Toxic Tort Newsletter - Winter 2008, Vol. 7 Issue 1
Winter 2008

Did the plaintiff's attorney realize that he was unleashing the longest running mass tort litigation in U.S. history when he filed the case of Borel v. Fiberboard Paper Products Corporation, 493 F.2d 1060 (5th Cir. 1973)?  After Products Corporation, 493 F.2d 1060 (5th Cir. 1973)?  After the Fifth Circuit affirmed the judgment of $68,000 for Mr. Borel's asbestosis, the rush to file cases was on.  In the ten years following that decision, a total of 25,000 cases were filed across the country.  That was only the tip of the iceberg as over 730,000 claims would be filed during the pendency of the litigation.

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