Intrigue, Reform Abound As Asbestos Trusts Manage Billions Of Dollars

The Huffington Post
Sara Warner

This week North Dakota and Mississippi both passed asbestos transparency laws, becoming the third and fourth states to pass similar legislation in 2017. California, a state that is prone to asbestos litigation filings, is moving towards reform in 2017. In a study conducted by the Civil Justice Association of California, only 10 percent of asbestos cases filed in the last 10 years have been from residents of California. The federal government also has a chance to make major asbestos tort reform as a bill currently sits in the US Senate after passing the House of Representative with a vote of 220-201.

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