CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A U.S. Bankruptcy Court has ruled in favor of Garlock Sealing Technologies L.L.C. in its efforts to resolve all asbestos claims against the company.
A subsidiary of EnPro Industries Inc., the company received a favorable ruling from Judge George Hodges of the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina. His ruling denied a motion filed by an asbestos claimants committee to reopen the record for the 2013 estimation trial in light of alleged misconduct by Garlock and what it said was newly discovered evidence.
Hodges ruled that there was no misconduct on the part of Garlock and the alleged new evidence was either immaterial or not new.
“We are gratified once again by the judge's ruling and pleased with his ability to cut through the rhetoric and PR promulgated by the plaintiffs' bar in a desperate effort to change the discussion away from what has become appropriate national attention on the misconduct that GST uncovered in the case,” Steve Macadam, EnPro's president and CEO, said in a statement.