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John Crane Files Motion to Intervene in RICO Cases Against Asbestos Plaintiff Firms
January 28, 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. –– John Crane Inc. has filed a motion to intervene in a number of cases filed against asbestos plaintiff firms, contending that it has also been harmed by what the asbestos defendants contended were violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
John Crane filed the motions to intervene on Jan. 25 with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, maintaining that it has a significant interest in “both the underlying fraudulent transactions –– various asbestos-related tort cases –– and this action itself.”
The motions to intervene were filed in cases pending against ...