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June 1, 2017 The News Star Michael Carter
The News Star Thursday, June 1, 2017 Michael Carter

Mike Carter, owner of Monroe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc., is a small business owner in Louisiana affected by...

Mike Carter, owner of Monroe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc., is a small business owner in Louisiana affected by frivolous asbestos-related lawsuits and has spent thousands of dollars traveling to Washington and Baton Rouge to convince lawmakers to pass legislation that would create transparency in the asbestos bankruptcy trust systems. In an open letter, Mr. Carter urged his Senator, John Kennedy of Louisiana, to support the federal bill Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act. Mr. Carter says, "This legislation would expose people cheating the system, while protecting the privacy of those legitimately drawing financial support from the trusts."

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May 25, 2017 Louisiana Record John Sammon
Louisiana Record Thursday, May 25, 2017 John Sammon

Melissa Landry, executive director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, supports the federal FACT Act, an asbestos...

Melissa Landry, executive director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, supports the federal FACT Act, an asbestos transparency bill that would bring comprehensive reform to the bankruptcy trust system to prevent double-dipping and fraud. The bill will allow for more oversight and communication between the courts and the trusts to effectively pay out the correct compensation to asbestos plaintiffs.

May 25, 2017 Press Mentor Travis Akin
Press Mentor Thursday, May 25, 2017 Travis Akin

Illinois, or the "land of lawsuits," is rated as the third-worst state for legal fairness for housing three of the...

Illinois, or the "land of lawsuits," is rated as the third-worst state for legal fairness for housing three of the worst "judicial hellholes" as ranked by the American Tort Reform Association. Less than 1% of asbestos litigation cases filed in the state took place there, which has created a hotbed for plaintiff lawyers to file cases in the state, overwhelming the system and allowing fraud to take place.

May 23, 2017 NY State of Politics
NY State of Politics Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A bipartisan asbestos trust transparency bill in the New York state senate will stop claimants from double-dipping...

A bipartisan asbestos trust transparency bill in the New York state senate will stop claimants from double-dipping in the court and bankruptcy trust systems. The bill requires claimants to file for bankruptcy claims within 45 days of filing in court to deter attorneys from falsifying and tailoring their injury claims to maximize payouts and would restore fairness to the court system.

May 19, 2017 Legal Newsline
Legal Newsline Friday, May 19, 2017

John Crane Inc. filed a lawsuit against Shein Law Center and attorney Benjamin P. Shein on the basis that the law...

John Crane Inc. filed a lawsuit against Shein Law Center and attorney Benjamin P. Shein on the basis that the law firm violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. JCI claims Shein Law Center “devised and implemented a scheme” and "fabricated false asbestos ‘exposure histories’" fabricating how their clients were injured to maximize payouts from defendants.

May 4, 2017 Business Wire
Business Wire Thursday, May 4, 2017

A report release by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform showed positive reform to the asbestos...

A report release by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform showed positive reform to the asbestos trust system limiting fraud and abuse in the system without delaying the results of the trail and burdening the plaintiffs. Ohio was the first state to pass asbestos transparency reform in 2013, and since then, 11 other states have passed the same law. Ohio is an example of success this law has on ensuring fair compensation for plaintiffs.

May 3, 2017 The Advocate Melissa Landry
The Advocate Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Melissa Landry

Melissa Landry, executive director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, wrote in an open letter to Louisiana’s U.S...

Melissa Landry, executive director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, wrote in an open letter to Louisiana’s U.S. Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to support the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (FACT Act). She addresses the issues of transparency and fraud in the trust systems and call for commonsense reforms that will "preserve existing funds and ensure all deserving future claimants receive the maximum relief for their illnesses and injuries."

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