Prepackaged Asbestos Bankruptcies: Down but Not Out (New York University, Annual Survey of American Law, Volume 63, Issue 4, 2008).

On December 10, 1966 the first asbestos-related lawsuit was filed against eleven asbestos manufacturers, including Johns-Manville, Combustion Engineering, and Owens-Corning. This proved to be just the beginning of many lawsuits, the number of which dramatically increased into the 1990's.

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