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Sponsor Expects Asbestos Bill To Be Part Of Reform Package Supported By Trump

Forbes
02-28-2017

“While President Donald Trump has not indicated whether he would veto legislation that targets the country’s current asbestos injury compensation system, the bill’s sponsor is fairly confident he has the president’s support.”

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Goodlatte and Farenthold Praise House Judiciary Approval of the FAST Act

House of Representatives Judiciary Committee
02-15-2017

“Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statements upon the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (H.R. 906) by a vote of 19-11.”

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With Obama’s veto threat gone, asbestos ‘double-dipping’ bill reintroduced

Legal NewsLine
02-13-2017

“A bill that targets the country’s current asbestos injury compensation system has been quietly reintroduced by a Texas federal lawmaker who is hoping President Trump is more receptive than his predecessor.”

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CORRECTED: Firm Seeks Del. Chancery Confirmation Of Manager Ouster

Law360
01-25-2017

“Law360, Wilmington (January 25, 2017, 9:54 PM EST) — A company that emerged from the 2008 bankruptcy of a business facing major asbestos liabilities asked Delaware’s Chancery Court to confirm the ouster of the firm’s manager late Tuesday, saying the action was prompted by his alleged years of malfeasance, including “lavish,” self-approved bonuses.”

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Motion seeks to expose deposition linked to Baron & Budd asbestos memo

SE Texas Record
01-23-2017

“AUSTIN – Next Tuesday, a Texas district judge will hold a hearing on whether to unseal testimony that could unearth a list of asbestos cases connected with the arguably infamous “Terrell memo,” the widely reported on “cheat sheet” revealing how Baron & Budd clients were coached up before depositions.”

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