The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could be poised to overturn one of its most widely criticized precedents involving how courts decide whether and when the discharge of all claims in a corporate bankruptcy reorganization plan should act as a bar to future personal injury claims.

The 1984 decision in Matter of M. Frenville Co. was called into question in a recent appeal, Jeld-Wen Inc. v. Van Brunt, that could have profound consequences for asbestos litigation.

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