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April 30, 2017 North Carolina State Senate
North Carolina State Senate Sunday, April 30, 2017

North Carolina Senate bill 470, or Personal Injury Bankruptcy Trust Claims, is a transparency bill to reduce the...

North Carolina Senate bill 470, or Personal Injury Bankruptcy Trust Claims, is a transparency bill to reduce the fraud in asbestos litigation in the state. If passed, the bill would require plaintiffs to file with any bankruptcy trust no more than 30 days after filing a lawsuit in the state judicial system.

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April 18, 2017 Mississippi Legislature
Mississippi Legislature Tuesday, April 18, 2017

House Bill 1426, or Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act, was passed by the Mississippi House and...

House Bill 1426, or Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act, was passed by the Mississippi House and Senate and signed into law by the Governor of Mississippi on April 18, 2017. The legislation will take effect on July 1, 2017 and will require plaintiffs filing civil asbestos claims to identify claims for compensation in the asbestos bankruptcy trust system.

March 23, 2017 State Legislature of Iowa
State Legislature of Iowa Thursday, March 23, 2017

Senate File 376, or Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act, was introduced in the Iowa state senate,...

Senate File 376, or Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act, was introduced in the Iowa state senate, passed both houses, and was signed into law by the governor on March 13th, 2017. The legislation will increase transparency in civil asbestos actions by requiring plaintiffs to disclose all information relating to asbestos claims filed with bankruptcy trusts.

March 13, 2017 State Legislature of South Dakota
State Legislature of South Dakota Monday, March 13, 2017

South Dakota Senate Bill 138 pertaining to asbestos trust transparency was signed into law by the governor on March...

South Dakota Senate Bill 138 pertaining to asbestos trust transparency was signed into law by the governor on March 13, 2017. The bill requires claimants to disclose all other claims for compensation in the asbestos trust system.

March 8, 2017 Iowa State Senate
Iowa State Senate Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Senate File 376, or the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act, was introduced to the Iowa legislature in...

Senate File 376, or the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act, was introduced to the Iowa legislature in January 2017 and passed in the House 56 – 39 on March 13, 2017. If implemented, the legislation would require disclosure of asbestos bankruptcy trust claim filings in civil asbestos lawsuits in an effort to eliminate the practice of “double-dipping” by plaintiffs’ attorneys.

February 21, 2017 South Carolina State Senate
South Carolina State Senate Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Senate Bill 452, or the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act, was introduced to the South Carolina...

Senate Bill 452, or the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act, was introduced to the South Carolina state legislature and referred to the Committee on Judiciary on Feb. 21, 2017. If enacted, the bill would establish new provisions and rules to prevent fraudulent activity in asbestos litigation and bankruptcy trust claims.

February 16, 2017 California Assembly
California Assembly Thursday, February 16, 2017

AB 1056, the Asbestos Tort Trust Transparency Act, was introduced by California Assembly Member Kevin Kiley and was...

AB 1056, the Asbestos Tort Trust Transparency Act, was introduced by California Assembly Member Kevin Kiley and was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary on March 3, 2017. If passed, the bill would require plaintiffs to disclose information related to their claims in asbestos bankruptcy trusts, which would create more transparency and reduce fraudulent and multiple claims.

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