Docket Nos. 06-2103-bk, 06-2118-bk, 06-2186-bk.

600 F.3d 135 (2010)

In re JOHNS-MANVILLE CORPORATION, Debtor. Johns-Manville Corporation, Manville Corporation, Manville International Corporation, Manville Export Corporation, Johns-Manville International Corporation, Manville Sales Corporation f/k/a Johns-Manville Sales Corporation, Successor by Merger to Manville Buildings Materials Corporation, Manville Products Corporation and Manville Service Corporation, Manville International Canada, Inc., Manville Canada, Inc., Manville Investment Corporation, Manville Properties Corporation, Allan-Deane Corporation, Ken-Caryl Ranch Corporation, Johns-Manville Idaho Inc., Manville Canada Service Inc., and Sunbelt Contractors Inc., Debtors, Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, Travelers Property Casualty Corp., Travelers Indemnity Company, Common Law Settlement Counsel, Statutory Settlement Counsel, and Hawaii Settlement Counsel, Movants-Appellees, v. Chubb Indemnity Insurance Company, Asbestos Personal Injury Plaintiffs, Cascino Asbestos Claimants, Pearlie Bailey, Shirley Melvin, General Lee Cole, Robert Alvin Griffin, Vernon Warnell, and Lee Fletcher Anthony, Objectors-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: March 22, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sander L. Esserman (Cliff I. Taylor, Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka, PC; Douglas T. Tabachnik, Law Offices of Douglas T. Tabachnik, Manalapan, New Jersey, on the brief), Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka, PC, Dallas, TX, for Objector-Appellant Asbestos Personal Injury Plaintiffs.

Jacob C. Cohn (William P. Shelley, on the brief), Cozen O'Connor, Philadelphia, PA, for Objector-Appellant Chubb Indemnity Insurance Company.

Jason R. Searcy (Joshua P. Searcy, on the brief), Jason R. Searcy, P.C., Longview, TX, for Objector-Appellant Cascino Asbestos Claimants.

Barry R. Ostrager (Andrew T. Frankel, Robert J. Pfister, on the brief), Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett, LLP, New York, NY, for Movants-Appellees Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, Travelers Property Casualty Corp., and Travelers Indemnity Company.

Ronald Barliant (Kenneth S. Ulrich, Kathryn A. Pamenter, Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, Ltd.; Karen A. Giannelli, Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, PC, Newark, NJ, on the brief), Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, Ltd., Chicago, IL, for Movant-Appellee Common Law Settlement Counsel.

Matthew Gluck (Kent A. Bronson, on the brief), Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, LLP, New York, NY, for Movants-Appellees Statutory Settlement Counsel and Hawaii Settlement Counsel.

Before: CALABRESI and WESLEY, Circuit Judges.


For almost 30 years, the Johns-Manville Corporation ("Manville") and its insurers have sought to navigate the monumental liability arising out of its production of a once-valued substance—asbestos. These appeals are yet another judicial stop on that long journey.

The matter is before us on remand from the Supreme Court of the United States, which determined that the bankruptcy court's 1986 orders in Manville's Chapter 11 proceedings—...

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