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Asbestos Achievements


Anita Bernstein


Brooklyn Law School

December 1, 2008


Abstract:     
This Article defends a much-maligned cohort of lawyers by pointing out their unique accomplishments. Critics of the asbestos plaintiffs’ bar call these advocates greedy, unethical, and over-enriched. Regardless of the merits of the accusations, any judgment of these lawyers must also recognize what they achieved. American legal doctrines, both substantive and procedural, had stood in the way of asbestos plaintiffs’ claims. The vigorous advocacy and creative challenges that overcame these barriers should inspire all lawyers who seek to perform effectively in behalf of clients.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: asbestos, ethics, tort reform

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Date posted: July 18, 2009 ; Last revised: August 27, 2009

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Bernstein, Anita, Asbestos Achievements (December 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1432459 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1432459

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Anita Bernstein (Contact Author)
Brooklyn Law School ( email )
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

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