Cahill Gordon Must Face Claims of Asbestos Doc Destruction

September 3, 2014 – In The News

Jeffrey M. Pollock was featured in the Law360 article, “Cahill Gordon Must Face Claims of Asbestos Doc Destruction.” Full text can be found in the September 3, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is below.

The Third Circuit has partially revived a fraud lawsuit alleging BASF Catalysts LLC and its attorneys at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP destroyed evidence about products containing asbestos that allegedly sickened thousands.

The Third Circuit ruled that BASF and its lawyers at Cahill Gordon lied about asbestos contamination and that the defendants can’t invoke litigation privilege. The ruling is likely to be cited for years due to its declaration that attorneys can and should be held liable for egregious misstatements on behalf of clients.

The plaintiffs are represented by Jeffrey Pollock of Fox Rothschild together with attorneys from Cohen, Placitella & Roth.