Friday, October 31, 2008
Fred Baron, 1947-2008
Fred Baron, one of the nation's leading mass tort plaintiffs' lawyers, died yesterday in Dallas. Founder of the law firm Baron & Budd, he played major roles in asbestos, MTBE, TCE, lead, and pesticide lawsuits, and was lead counsel for the objectors in the Amchem v. Windsor asbestos settlement class action case. Here is the obituary from the Dallas Morning News and today's entry in the WSJ Law Blog.