NY- Asbestos Transparency Bill

Democratic members of the New York State Assembly have introduced a bill that aims to improve the transparency of asbestos trust claims and prevent duplicative recoveries through the tort system.

Last month, a group of lawmakers, led by Buffalo-area Democrat Robin Schimminger, introduced an act to amend rules in asbestos-related actions, A5978. The bill’s design is to prevent asbestos victims from blaming some companies in their civil lawsuits while blaming others when they submit claims to bankruptcy trusts.

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