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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Operations Manager at Canadian HAZ-MAT Environmental Ltd. Canadian Haz-mat Environmental is an independent Victoria BC based asbestos abatement company with a strong focus on education and improving public awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos. We support banning inappropriate uses of asbestos as a cause that pretty much anyone can get behind. We strongly believe Canada needs to build financial incentives (effective forms of subsidization) into the identification, abatement and disposal of asbestos from Canadian homes and businesses if we are to effectively address this problem.