Bankruptcy judge skeptical of Honeywell beef on forms

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By PJ D’Annunzio (June 22, 2022, 5:04 p.m. EDT) — A Pennsylvania bankruptcy judge appeared skeptical on Wednesday that a Honeywell subsidiary’s asbestos injury settlement trust was mishandling payments using uniform claim form language, asking how many ways a person could tell they were exposed to the harmful substance.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Agresti frequently interrupted closing arguments by Honeywell attorney Greg Primis of Kirkland & Ellis, focusing on what he thought was an unanswered question regarding the alleged “formal allegations of ‘exposure’ of Honeywell in the settlement trust funded by Honeywell for claims arising from exposure to products containing asbestos manufactured by North American Refractories Co.:

“How many other ways can you…

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