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Foster Wheeler Tops List of Companies with Open Asbestos Claims

Frederick, MD, May 21, 2008 --( Foster Wheeler Ltd. remains the company with the most number of open asbestos claims, according to a study by the Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter.

Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter today reveals the Top Ten Companies with the most number of open asbestos-related claims.

Managing editor Stephanie Tolentino says that with 131,340 open cases for the year ended December 28, 2007, Foster Wheeler is number one, but Ashland Inc. is not very far behind with 120,000 open asbestos claims, while Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. follows with 117,400 open cases. The remaining companies include Pfizer, Ingersoll Rand, and Union Carbide Corp.

Tolentino explains that the list is a compilation derived from stories about asbestos-related litigation as they appeared in the Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter in the first quarter of 2008.

The full list is available for download at

The Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter is a new publication from the Beard Group. Visit for details.

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