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Courtesy Citybizlist – Peter Angelos’s bid to consolidate decades-old asbestos cases into a single suit, submitting over 13,000 claims to far greater scrutiny, has been embraced by The Wall Street Journal.

In a leader, the business daily said the attorney’s plea provides Judge John M. Glynn of the Baltimore City Circuit Court an unexpected opportunity to gain disclosure and eliminate bogus claims.

The discovery that more than 1,500 claimants were duplicates and nearly 70% of the remaining 11,383 plaintiffs were diagnosed by one or more of the same five doctors “all but obliges Judge Glynn to…dig into the claims and see how many are bogus suits manufactured with the help of friendly doctors,” the Journal said.

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