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Update October 2017: Nothing has changed since the original publishing. The site list for this Trust is a complete “sham” with Fiduciaries “concealing” thousands of thousands of known Unibestos sites and ships! The Goal of the Corrupt Fiduciaries: To steer as much of the Asbestos Victims PCC Trust Fund to themselves and co-conspirators. Attorneys Tom Florence, Alan Brayton and Steven Kazan and behind this mass fraud.

Notice re: Trust and Fiduciary Fraud — PCC Asbestos Trust

Fiduciaries,

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DEADLINE COMING – FRAUD AND CORRUPTION TAKING PLACE

PLANT INSULATION SETTLEMENT TRUST – Fraud, Bad Faith and the Concealment of Asbestos Job Sites by Trust Fiduciaries

NOTE – If you are an attorney filing claims with the Plant Asbestos Settlement Trust – You are being scammed by the Plant Asbestos Settlement Trust (www.pastrust.com)

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PETER D’APICE – ONE CORRUPT ASBESTOS TRUST FIDUCIARY AND LAWYER!

It’s rare you ‘find’ a lawyer who lies, operates openly with conflicts of interest, misappropriates funds from Trusts to meet his ‘billing requirements’ and engages in racketeering and fraud to harm the beneficiaries he is paid to protect…Let me introduce you to the face of fraud –  Peter D’Apice from Law Firm of Stutzman Bromberg Esserman Plifka.

If you are one of the thousands of victims of asbestos disease who is not being compensated by Asbestos Trusts – this “enabler” of corruption is why….

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UPDATE – 9/29/2017 – Bethany Recht has taken over for Jennifer Morales and is as corrupt as Morales – even worse. Recht was presented with THOUSANDS of Liability Documents for the Trusts she represents (A.P. Green and AC&S). She’s lazy. She’s a liar. And she’s accepted a ‘bribe’ (a job) solely to conspire with corrupt lawyers and harm asbestos victims. A true menace to the asbestos world. Everything said below about Morales – can be applied to Bethany Recht.

UPDATE 4/26/2016 – No sightings of this lawyer in asbestos litigation since the start of 2016. One can only hope this lying lawyer has nothing to do with the  Pittsburgh Corning Trust. However, I suspect this Trust will be golden parachute for the next 20 years. This would be very bad for asbestos victims.

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.

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UPDATE 2/2016 – The fraud, racketeering and bad faith of Kathleen Campbell Davis continues. Not only is she misappropriating funds from the General Motors Asbestos Trust (improper billings), her suspension of thousands of valid claims (solely to harm a lawyer) is corrupt, a clear breach of her fiduciary duties and solely designed to harm beneficiaries she bills the Trust to protect. Campbell Davis remains one of the most despicable attorneys in the Country.

 Asbestos Trust Lawyer – Kathleen Campbell Davis (Campbell and Levine) – Racketeer – Fraud – Liar

If you have filed a claim with the General Motors (MLC) Trust or A.P. Green Trust – watch out – the lawyer overseeing this Trust is one of the most dishonest in the Country.

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Editors Note: 9/29/2017 – It’s unfortunate for asbestos victims that two lawyers are ‘stealing’ money from the Manville Trust who are supposed to be Fiduciaries — Jason Rubinstein and Jared Garelick. Having accepted a ‘tacit bribe’ to commit fraud, Rubinstein and Garelick have done just that years — conspiracy and bad faith. Add Sham lawsuits. Sham audits. Tyranny. Fraud. Misconduct. Perjury….all to protect the fraud of others (Al Brayton and Steve Kazan) and pad their own pockets with Asbestos victims money.

Manville Trust run by 2 of the Worst and Most Corrupt Lawyers in the Country –

Jason Rubinstein & Jared Garelick

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The Asbestos Factbook – 1944.pdf

Sure – many know that insulation materials contained asbestos. But did you know automobile floorboards contained asbestos? How about movie curtains? Christmas Tree flock? Baking Sheets? Yes to all of them.

“The Asbestos Fact Book published in 1944 is one of best lists of asbestos products I’ve seen and a great article for anyone who wants to learn about asbestos” said noted asbestos lawyer Michael J. Mandelbrot. “We now know these products cause mesothelioma, lung cancer and other disabling diseases and many companies have hid information on their utilization of asbestos. But this list of uses in the Asbestos Factbook came out before the public learned on the dangers and is one of the most comprehensive list I’ve seen.”

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Asbestos can ruin the lives of people who become sick with one of the many Asbestos- related diseases. Most people are exposed to asbestos while at work, which unfortunately, is where we spend most of our time. Being a great insulator, asbestos is often used as insulation in buildings and remains in many buildings today because it is more dangerous to take it out. Taking it out would cause the small asbestos fibers to become airborne which could then cause more harm than good. Now that asbestos is known to make people fatally ill with diseases such as Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, and Asbestosis, help is available to compensate victims of asbestos disease.

In a current news article from the United Kingdom’s Ponteford and Castlford Express, a 67 year old woman was exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with Mesothelioma from her five years of working as a Tailoress in a factory. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. Although the woman, named June Preston, worked in the factory for a short five years, it was plenty of time to come into contact with the tiny asbestos fibers that lodge into the lungs. Sadly, in March of this year, June passed away due to her exposure to asbestos. Her husband is currently seeking compensation for her death.

Asbestos is found in many factories and is extremely common in certain materials used in construction or similar jobs. It is said that in most big cities, you can find the small asbestos fibers in the lungs of the people who live there. Not all of those people will become sick, but those who have had enough exposure may. There are many jobs, job sites, and professions that can make your risks of contracting an asbestos related disease much higher than others such as:

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Exposure to asbestos can cause various forms of diseases from asbestosis to various forms of cancer including mesothelioma. Exposure to asbestos often occurred in construction trades or industrial sites such as shipyards, refineries, power plants, manufacturing plants, foundries, paper mills, military bases and ships. Additionally, many wives were exposed through their husband’s occupational exposure to asbestos through dust brought home on their work clothes and performing cleaning and laundry in the family home.

Asbestos diseases have a long latency period between exposure and diagnosis. In many cases, the latency period can be up to 40 or 50 years. Many asbestos workers from the 1940’s through the 1980’s are just now showing signs of illness and are being diagnosed.

Asbestos manufacturers knew the dangers of asbestos as early as the 1920’s but actively conspired to keep their knowledge of the hazards of asbestos secret. The dangers of asbestos were uncovered in the late 1970’s after the government stepped in. Many asbestos manufacturers, suppliers and distributors are now willingly negotiating settlements for asbestos victims or voluntarily filing for bankruptcy protection to avoid further lawsuits and instead compensate victims through an Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust.

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In these tough economic times, many home owners, when faced with the decision of making home repairs, or home remodels, are choosing to conduct the work themselves, rather than spend the money on a contractor. However, unfortunately, many individuals are unaware of the dangerous toxin that can be found in many homes constructed before 1980: asbestos. California Mesothelioma Attorney Michael Mandelbrot, is concerned that most home owners don’t appreciate the danger posed by the mineral.

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Asbestos exposure cause severe and fatal health conditions, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Even small exposures contribute to causation of these diseases. These conditions nearly always do not manifest themselves until 15 to 30 years after exposure, providing the consumer with a false sense of security, that the work they performed was safe.”

The mineral fiber asbestos was discovered more than 2000 years ago. It’s name was provided by the Ancient Greeks, who marveled that the fiber could not be extinguished by flame. But even the Greeks noted that the fiber caused lung problems in the slaves who were tasked to weaving it into cloth.

 

 

Asbestos use became popular in the 1800’s, and the start of the Industrial Revolution as insulator for high temperature equipment. Given society’s struggles with other health ailments caused by crowding large populations into urban environments during this time period, it is thought that the ailments cause by asbestos were often misdiagnosed as other more common maladies, such as pneumonia.

The first diagnosis of asbestosis, a chronic thickening of the lungs making it difficult to breathe, is widely believe to first have been made in 1924. In the 1930’s, scientific epidemiology clearly started defining asbestos as a threat to public health.
However, asbestos continued to be used in the United States, to large extent in naval military applications, and in construction materials, into the late 20th century. Moreover, despite the anger of many families who have lost loved ones, asbestos use in not banned in the United States today, but rather is regulated, and curbed by the industry exposure to lawsuits brought by those suffering from asbestos related diseases, including pleural mesothelioma, a cancer widely accepted an incurable.

Home remodeler should be aware that asbestos can often be found in the following materials:

Insulating blankets or paper, that wrap steam pipes, boilers, and heating ducting.

Vinyl floor tiles, sheet flooring, or the adhesives used to apply flooring materials. Removing these asbestos containing tiles, asbestos sheet flooring, or scraping and sanding old adhesive material, can cause the release of asbestos fiber into the air.

Sound proofing or decorative material sprayed on walls and roofs, such a textures of popcorn ceilings.

Drywall materials, including joint compounds and drywall compounds.

Roofing shingles, and home siding.

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