No. 13-1306.

750 F.3d 659 (2014)

In re C.P. HALL COMPANY, Debtor, Appeal of Columbia Casualty Company, Objector-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided April 24, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David Clayton Christian, II , Attorney, David Christian Attorneys LLC, Chicago, IL, for Objector-Appellant.

Before POSNER, FLAUM, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

The question presented by this appeal is whether a nonparty to a bankruptcy proceeding should be entitled to intervene in the proceeding. Hall, the debtor in bankruptcy, is a former distributor of asbestos and asbestos products. It quit that imperiled business in the mid-1980s but continued in corporate existence as a litigation shell. Tens of thousands of separate asbestos claims were filed against...

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