State AGs Probe Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts To Recover Medicare Payments

Daniel Fisher

On March 7, 2017, the Attorney General of Utah sued four asbestos bankruptcy trusts in an attempt to require them to comply with civil investigative requests from more than a dozen other states seeking information about Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. Utah’s complaint says “abuse of asbestos trusts is occurring” by plaintiffs’ attorneys that frequently sue for asbestos-related claims.

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