America’s legal system intended to compensate people truly harmed by asbestos, but the system is out-of-control and driven by plaintiff lawyer greed. Put simply, the current process is treating injured persons unequally and taking compensation away from legitimate future claimants. The causes? A lack of oversight and transparency, conflicts of interest, weak evidence standards, high fees, inequitable treatment of claims and outright fraud.
Rooting out fraud and abuse now will help legitimate asbestos claimants who deserve to be compensated for their injuries, as well as the millions of other Americans who are affected by asbestos litigation abuse.
Despite the exit of the major asbestos producers from the tort system, asbestos litigation shows no signs of abating. Click to read the full report.
Special Electric Company Inc. and an Ohioan claimant settled one week into trial after opening statements were made.
Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni granted Sheldon Silver bail during his appeal of a 12-year corruption conviction.
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