In re: Western Asbestos Company

Action No. 02-46284T
Appointment: Expert Witness
Northern District of California - Judge Leslie Tchaikovsky
2004: Expert witness to official unsecured creditors' committee. The judge found as follows: "Conflicting evidence was presented as to how long it would take a Chapter 7 Trustee to resolve all claims and make a distribution. A witness called by Hartford - (witness-name deleted), a turnaround professional with a national reputation - testified that, if this case were converted to Chapter 7, it would likely be concluded in two years. A witness called by the Plan Proponents - Susan Uecker ("Uecker"), who frequently serves as a Chapter 11 Trustee and State Court Receiver locally - testified that it would take at least five years to conclude a Chapter 7 case of this type. The Court found Uecker's testimony more convincing than the Hartford witness (witness-name deleted)."