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UPDATE – 12/16/2016 – Jennifer Morales continues to engage in extensive fraud and bad faith. While she may tout herself as a “Partner” and an “Established Lawyer”, she is someone who has ‘earned her stripes’ by enabling fraud and harming the victims of asbestos diseases by misappropriating monies (her extensive billings, favoring lawyers), lying to Trustees and through bad faith. And for those who know this individual personally (whether family, friends – if she has any, school mates, Country Club buddies or otherwise), Morales is a bad lawyer, a fraud and if you really knew the misconduct she engaged in, you’d think so too…. And for my hundreds of clients/claimants who want more details on the specific fraud engaged in by Morales and how it’s harmed you, please contact me at anytime.
For those local to Morales, please note her strong ties as well other corrupt local lawyers Karen Campbell Levine and (especially – the biggest liar) Marla Eskin.

UPDATE –
On 8/18/15, Jennifer Morales requested this post be taken down. I believe her words were “…needless to say, the post should be taken down…”

RESPONSE- 8/19/15 – “Needless to say” the damage caused by Ms. Morales in her position as “lawyer” of asbestos bankruptcy trust to my clients, my office, and victims of asbestos diseases far exceeds any “inflammation” by the accurate post below. Morales, although having no authority to do so, has “suspended” and prohibited thousands of claims with Trusts she oversees and in the process harming hundreds of asbestos victims rights. Morales has then attempted to ‘justify’ her unethical conduct by citing inapplicable rules and codes. If there is anything in the post below that she finds inaccurate, I will gladly remove it. Simply put – she has been running these Trusts through Tyranny.

“Don’t become a lawyer – they are all corrupt.”

We all heard it prior to entering law school. I thought they were wrong. I’ve now learned in my 24 years as an attorney – at least in asbestos bankruptcy trust litigation – they were right.

The list of Corrupt Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Attorneys and Fiduciaries is extensive. In my experience – these are the “worst of the worst” – individuals who can’t follow simple rules, engage in collusion, bad faith dealings and misconduct. Collectively, a group of liars and perjurers, not just to lawyers and victims of asbestos diseases – but often the Court.

Each Attorney or Fiduciary on this list is extremely well compensated almost solely from Trust funds set aside for victims of asbestos diseases. And each has utilized bad faith dealings, collusion, and adverse relationships to harm the asbestos victims and misappropriate funds (through bad faith billing) from the beneficiaries they are paid to protect.

With $30,000,000,000 in Trust funds for victims from all over the United States – isn’t this a matter of public interest? How could someone not notice? They will. It’s just a matter of time CORRUPT LAWYER IN THIS POSTING –
1. Jennifer Morales (www.kmklaw.com)Morales - Corrupt Lawyer.jpeg
Notable Career Accomplishments: Very little. – From her own firm bio – It does appear as if she won an award at the YMCA one time.

Trusts Morales “oversees” through Fraud:
1. Celotex Trust 2. Raytech Trust 3. Armstrong Trusts 4. Many Others – Delaware Trusts 5. A.P. Green Notable Corruption and Fraud by Morales:
1. A liar and perjurer to Mandelbrot, claimants, claimant’s attorneys and the Court (by failing in her oath to act as a Fiduciary)
2. Suspends victims claims (represented by Mandelbrot) arbitrarily while paying fraudulent claims to corrupt lawyers (bias)
3. Acts unauthorized as if the Trusts were funded for her (misappropriation of funds through fraudulent billing). See Court Transcript depicting unauthorized conduct:Manville Transcript – 7-16-2015 – key portions highlighted.pdf
4. Harasses lawyers (Mandelbrot) in order to use Trusts as her personal piggy bank and justify her unethical acts 5. Misrepresents facts related to Mandelbrot to justify her corrupt actions, including defaming Mandelbrot related to claim filing.
6. Attempted extortion to harm claimants attorneys (after improperly suspending claims, sought $150,000 from me just so she could perform an audit – when I refused, more unauthorized conduct followed
Other Notes:
1. Works closely with corrupt Trust lawyer Marla Eskin (www.camlev.com) to carry out corruption. Eskin is just as bad, if not worse than Morales.
2. Rude-repugnant generally – Seems to think she is an ‘elitist’ with no respect for lawyers and victms 3. Can’t follow simple rules in Trust Distribution Procedures (by suspending Mandelbrot claims) which she’s paid to follow 4. An embarrassment to all female lawyers by utilizing her position to commit fraud. Morales seemingly ‘broke the glass ceiling’ with her status as a “partner” at Law Firm. However, her utilization of this role to carry out unethical conduct and enable ongoing corruption is embarrassing. And not doubt the Trustees of the Trusts she oversees found a perfect enabler in Ms. Morales.

Recent Lies by Morales – (from her own letter dated August 18, 2015)
We take this opportunity to remind you that it was Mandelbrot who prevented the Trusts from conducting a full audit of the claims he previously submitted (and then withdrew) by refusing to indemnify the Trusts for the costs of the audit. As has been repeatedly explained to Mandelbrot and his various counsel, including your law firm, the Trusts’ beneficiaries should not have to bear the costs of an audit brought about by Mandelbrot’s own actions.
The Truth:
Mandelbrot has always been willing to undergo an audit. Morales tried to extort $150,000 from Mandelbrot prior to the audit.Mandelbrot refused to pay. Mandelbrot has never ‘prevented’ an audit and has always welcomed audits. This exemplifies another Morales lie (to Trustees, lawyers and the Court).

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Victims of asbestos related disease caused by exposure to W.R. Grace products may have to wait longer to receive compensation from the W.R. Grace Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust. Although the company has been in bankruptcy for eleven years, appeals may still be filed up until July 11th, 2012, contesting the U.S. District Court’s confirmation of the company’s reorganization plan.
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From 1963 until 1990, W.R. Grace operated large scale vermiculite mines in Libby, Montana. The vermiculite W.R. Grace mined was used in production of it’s product Zonolite attic insulation. It is estimated that as many as 35 million businesses and homes were insulated with Zonolite attic insulation between 1920 and 1990. However, unbeknownst to the general public, the vermiculite being mined by W.R. Grace at Libby was contaminated with asbestos.

In 2005, W.R. Grace and 7 executives at the Libby, Montana site, were indicted and faced prosecution from the U.S. Department of Justice for “knowingly” harming the people of Libby, Montana, and concealing information regarding the health hazards associated with it’s mining operation. According to the indictment, over 1200 Libby residents were suffering from an asbestos ailment. The case went to trial in 2009. Ultimately the company was acquitted in criminal proceeding that lasted over four years with appeals reaching the Supreme Court.
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W.R. Grace sought bankruptcy protection in 2001. The company has faced over 270,000 lawsuits stemming from asbestos related claims, with approximately 120,000 cases still unsettled. It was alleged by the Justice Department, that prior to filing for bankruptcy, W.R. Grace illegally transferred four billion to five billion to other companies, to shield it from the bankruptcy court. Thereafter the Court ordered approximately one billion dollars be returned to the company coffers.

It is anticipated that there will be many more claims filed with the W.R. Grace Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust, by individuals who were exposed to Zonolite vermiculite contaminated with asbestos, and have since developed asbestos related diseases.

 

 

Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that expands with the application of heat. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that is highly resistant to heat, and is virtually indestructible. Due to it’s heat resistant and strength properties, asbestos was widely used in insulation and construction materials for the greater part of the twentieth century. Asbestos was used in the production of asbestos cement pipe, also commonly referred to as transite, pipe insulation, drywall, drywall finishing materials, acoustic materials, stucco, concrete, floor tiles, gaskets, roofing materials, and in automotive friction components such as brakes and clutch parts.

Individuals exposed to asbestos are at risk for developing asbestos related diseases, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Asbestosis is chronic scarring of the lungs that makes it more and more difficult for an individual to breathe. Individuals with severe asbestosis often cannot breathe without the aid of oxygen and become increasingly immobile.

Pleural Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer affecting the lining of the lung. Pleural Mesothelioma has a latency period of approximately 10 years, meaning that typically individuals exposed to asbestos will not develop mesothelioma until at least ten years has passed. In many cases, individuals do not develop mesothelioma until Continue reading