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Johns-Manville Reorganization Case Court Records

NBA.029

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives
Creator:
United States. Bankruptcy Court (New York : Southern District)
Title:
Johns-Manville Reorganization Case Court Records
Date [inclusive]:
1982-1990
Call Number:
NBA.029
Extent:
50 cubic feet (275 volumes)
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
1-50
Abstract:
Johns-Manville was an American corporation that made insulation and roofing materials. In the 1980s, the company faced a number of class-action lawsuits based on asbestos-related injuries from its asbestos insulation. As a result, in 1982 Johns-Manville file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At the time, the company was the largest to ever file for Chapter 11, also known as corporate known as corporate reorganization. The bankruptcy court of the Southern District of New York heard the case, rendering its decision in 1990. The collection, 1982-1990, includes pleadings and other records filed over the course of the case.
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[Identification of item], in the Johns-Manville Reorganization Case Court Records, National Bankruptcy Archives, NBA.029, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

Johns-Manville was an American corporation that made insulation and roofing materials. In the 1980s, the company faced a number of class-action lawsuits based on asbestos-related injuries from its asbestos insulation. As a result, in 1982 Johns-Manville file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At the time, the company was the largest to ever file for Chapter 11, also known as corporate known as corporate reorganization. The bankruptcy court of the Southern District of New York heard the case, rendering its decision in 1990.

Scope and Contents

The Johns-Manville Corporate Reorganization Court Records, 1982-1990, include pleadings and other records filed over the course of the case.

Arrangement note

Arranged by volume. Each volume includes a table of contents at the beginning, and there are a number of indices and sub-indices located at the end of the series.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives,  2009

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

The archives reserves the right to restrict access to materials of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from Terry Gusciora, administrator for the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, in November 2002.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Johns-Manville, Incorporated
Form/Genre(s)
  • Legal files
Subject(s)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Cases
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Trials, litigation, etc.

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Other Finding Aids note

A searchable index to this collection is available online (pdf only; 9 MB). Please note that this index is partial because the collection is missing volumes.