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Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Asbestos Litigation Reform Efforts Gain Momentum
Lawmakers are closer on the issue
Marcia Coyle -- The National Law Journal -- 03-18-2003
The chances for asbestos litigation reform appear brighter than ever this year because of expanding agreement in favor of a federal solution, growing bipartisanship on the issue in the Senate and a split in the plaintiffs' bar. The challenge for business, labor and the bar is finding a politically feasible solution. Sen. Orrin Hatch has pressed the issue, saying he will make a move this week unless the groups show progress.

Related:
Supreme Court Gives Boost to Those Claiming Asbestos Injury
Tony Mauro -- American Lawyer Media -- 03-11-2003
Adding fuel to the debate over asbestos litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled by a 5-4 vote that railway workers who suffer from asbestosis should also be able to recover damages for fear of asbestos-related cancer.

No End in Sight for Asbestos Suits, Says RAND Study
Claims predicted to double, bankrupting the industry
Bob Van Voris -- The National Law Journal -- 08-24-2001
 

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