The Center for Claims Resolution (CCR), a settlement organization comprised of former manufacturers of asbestos products, should not have sent the plaintiffs in asbestos cases checks for amounts that were less than what was agreed to in the original settlements. CCR had claimed that it was not liable for the shortages because they were due to the financial problems of its member companies.
( In re: Complex Asbestos Litigation: Patricia Anderegg, et al. v. Center for Claims Resolution , 2003, Case No. 828684, San Francisco Superior Court, California)