Baron and Budd mesothelioma lawyers led the way for individuals (and even other attorneys) to seek compensation for people with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases.
Many people mistakenly believe that asbestos cases are class action lawsuits. But they’re not, largely because our mesothelioma attorneys went all the way to the United States Supreme Court to fight a proposed class action settlement. The settlement would have stripped away the rights of individuals to file lawsuits for illnesses related to asbestos exposure.
In this sense, whether or not you chose us to represent you, should you file a mesothelioma lawsuit, your case has already been aided by the work we did in Washington, D.C. In two cases where we represented the interests of mesothelioma victims, Amchem Products v. Windsor and Ortiz v. Fibreboard Corp., the Supreme Court held that the proposed class action settlements with the asbestos companies were illegal and improper because they violated due process under the United States Constitution.
Our mesothelioma lawyers have also worked for you by taking a leadership role in the negotiation of settlements with bankrupt asbestos manufacturers like Halliburton. In 2002, led by Baron & Budd founder Russell Budd, we entered negotiations with Halliburton that ultimately resulted in the largest asbestos trust fund of its kind: a $4 billion national settlement. Again, even if you do not choose Baron & Budd to represent you, your asbestos bankruptcy claims will benefit from our work.
As advocates for mesothelioma victims, we believe is it our duty to stand up not just for our clients, but for all who have been exposed to asbestos.