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Lloyds Asbestos Reporter

Most No. of Asbestos Claims

Company No. of Claims Comments
Ashland Inc. 145,000  Ashland Inc., for the six months ended March 31, 2007, recorded 145,000 open asbestos-related claims, compared with 174,000 claims for the six months ended March 31, 2006. (Published May 25, 2007)
Foster Wheeler Ltd. 135,890  Foster Wheeler Ltd., for the year ended Dec. 29, 2006, recorded 135,890 asbestos-related claims filed against its U.S. subsidiaries, compared with 164,820 claims for the year ended Dec. 30, 2005. (Published March 9, 2007)
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 120,200  The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., for the three months ended March 31, 2007, recorded 120,200 asbestos-related claims filed against it, compared with 124,000 claims for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006. (Published May 4, 2007)
PPG Industries Inc.  114,000  Open asbestos-related claims against PPG Industries Inc. remain at about 114,000 as of March 31, 2007, the same as for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006. (Published May 4, 2007)
Union Carbide Corp. 112,747 Union Carbide Corp., at March 31, 2007, recorded 112,747 unresolved asbestos-related claims filed against it and a former unit Amchem Products Inc., compared with 143,806 claims at March 31, 2006. (Published May 4, 2007)
American Optical Corp. 110,200  American Optical Corp. and other defendants, as of Dec. 31, 2006, face about 110,200 asbestos-related claims. (Published March 23, 2007)
American Standard Companies Inc. 110,133

American Standard Companies Inc., as of March 31, 2007, recorded 110,133 pending asbestos-related claims filed against it, compared with 109,764 claims for the year ended 2006. (Published May 4, 2007)

Crane Co.  84,652

Crane Co. faced 84,652 asbestos-related claims as of June 30, 2007, compared with 88,833 claims as of June 30, 2006. (Published July 27, 2007)

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. 87,070  MetLife Inc.ís subsidiary, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., at Dec. 31, 2006, recorded about 87,070 asbestos personal injury claims, compared with 100,250 claims at Dec. 31, 2005. (Published March 23, 2007)
CertainTeed Corp. 76,000 About 76,000 claims remained outstanding for Compagnie de Saint-Gobainís subsidiary, CertainTeed Corp., at the end of March 2007, similar to the situation at the end of December 2006. (Published May 4, 2007)
CBS Corp. 72,510 CBS Corp.ís pending asbestos-related claims, as of March 31, 2007, dropped to about 72,510, from about 73,310 as of Dec. 31, 2006 and about 98,300 as of March 31, 2007. (Published May 11, 2007)
Dana Corp. 73,000 Dana Corp., at Dec. 31, 2006, recorded about 73,000 active pending asbestos-related product liability claims, compared with 77,000 claims at Dec. 31, 2005. (Published March 23, 2007)
A.O. Smith Corp.  72,310 A.O. Smith Corp. and its subsidiaries face asbestos-related lawsuits involving claims by about 72,310 plaintiffs. (Published Feb. 23, 2007)
Cabot Corp. 58,000 Cabot Corp.ís subsidiary, as of Dec. 31, 2006, recorded about 58,000 claimants in pending asbestos- and silica-related respirator cases. (Published Feb. 16, 2007)
Honeywell International Inc. 52,066 Honeywell International Inc., for the six months ended June 30, 2007, recorded 52,066 unresolved asbestos claims for its Bendix friction products business, compared with 57,108 claims for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006. (Published July 27, 2007)
RBS Global Inc.  46,200

RBS Global Inc. and about 80 other unrelated companies, as of March 31, 2007, face about 5,200 asbestos-related lawsuits representing about 46,200 claims. (Published June 1, 2007)

BorgWarner Inc. 45,000

BorgWarner Inc., as of Dec. 31, 2006, faced about 45,000 pending asbestos-related product liability claims, in which about 34,000 are pending in three jurisdictions where significant tort reform activities are underway. (Published Feb. 23, 2007)

Corning Inc. 42,300

Corning Inc. continues to face about 10,900 cases, involving about 42,300 claims, alleging injuries from asbestos. (Published March 9, 2007)

Maremont Corp. 40,125

ArvinMeritor Inc.ís subsidiary Maremont Corp., at March 31, 2007, had about 40,125 pending asbestos-related claims, compared with 51,895 pending claims at Sept. 30, 2006. (Published May 18, 2007)

General Cable Corp. 34,798 General Cable Corp., at March 30, 2007, recorded about 34,798 outstanding asbestos claims filed against it, of which 1,409 were non-maritime and 33,389 were maritime. (Published May 18, 2007)

Information presented herein details the companies with the most number of asbestos-related claims as reported in the Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter.   To get the news when it happens, as it happens, subscribe to Lloyd's Asbestos Litigation Reporter here.