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Asbestos firm wants review of fraud case ruling

By John O'Brien | Jan 19, 2011


RICHMOND, Va. -– A Pittsburgh law firm accused of conspiring to fabricate asbestos claims wants a full panel of appellate judges to review a ruling that reinstated the fraud case against it.

Peirce, Raimond & Coulter submitted its petition for a rehearing by the entire roster of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. A December decision by three Fourth Circuit judges said CSX Transportation did not miss the statute of limitations when it filed the fraud lawsuit.

Those judges were Allyson Davis, Steven Agee and Andre Davis. The Fourth Circuit has 15 judges.

The Peirce firm says the December decision flies in the face of precedents established by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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