No. 85-2815.

782 F.2d 468 (1986)

Wanda JENKINS, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. RAYMARK INDUSTRIES, INC., et al., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied March 3, 1986.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Marlin Thompson, Orange, Tex., Walter Umphrey, Port Arthur, Tex., Paul L. Sadler, Henderson, Tex., for plaintiffs-appellees.

Rex Houston, Henderson, Tex., Messrs, J. Dennis Chambers, O.J. Weber, Texarkana, Tex., Frank M. Bean, Edward Hennessy, Houston, Tex., Thomas W. Hathaway, Tyler, Tex., Joseph R. Steele, Orange, Tex., Grover Russell, Jr., Center, Tex., Messrs. Brent M. Rosenthal, Frederick M. Baron, Dallas, Tex., Messrs. David L. Tolin, R. Lyn Stevens, John G. Tucker, Beaumont, Tex., Raymond T. Matthews, Houston, Tex., Robert K. Wise, Jeffrey S. Lynch, Dallas, Tex., Dan Mayfield, Waco, Tex., O.J. Weber, Beaumont, Tex., Elizabeth Thompson, Houston, Tex., Roberte Dodson, Texarkana, Tex., Dale L. Trimble, Houston, Tex., Clyde Braken, Dallas, Tex., Andrew C. Schirrmeister, Houston, Tex., John H. Hall, Dallas, Tex., Richard L. Josephson, Houston, Tex., Sandra F. Clark, Beaumont, Tex., Robert Scott, F. Walter Conrad, Houston, Tex., Don W. Kent, Tyler, Tex., Gordon R. Pate, Beaumont, Tex., Jack Flock, Tyler, Tex., Messrs. Gary D. Elliston, J. Carlisle DeHay, Jr., Dallas, Tex., Gail C. Jenkins, Beaumont, Tex., John Sharp, Longview, Tex., for defendants-appellants.

Before GEE, ALVIN B. RUBIN and REAVLEY, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied March 3, 1986.

REAVLEY, Circuit Judge:

In this interlocutory appeal, the thirteen defendants1 challenge the decision of District Judge Robert M. Parker to certify a class of plaintiffs with asbestos-related claims. We affirm.

I. Background to Judge Parker's Plan

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