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Johns-Manville Reorganization Case Court records


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Johns-Manville was an American corporation that made insulation and roofing materials. In the 1980s, the company faced a number of class-action lawsuits based on asbestos-related injuries from its asbestos insulation. As a result, in 1982 Johns-Manville file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At the time, the company was the largest to ever file for Chapter 11, also known as corporate known as corporate reorganization. The bankruptcy court of the Southern District of New York heard the case, rendering its decision in 1990.

The Johns-Manville Corporate Reorganization Court Records, 1982-1990, include pleadings and other records filed over the course of the case.

Arranged by volume. Each volume includes a table of contents at the beginning, and there are a number of indices and sub-indices located at the end of the series.

Received from Terry Gusciora, administrator for the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, in November 2002.

A searchable index to this collection is available online (pdf only; 9 MB). Please note that this index is partial because the collection is missing volumes.

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