Asbestos Attys Debate Bankruptcy Trust Disclosure Bill In Pa.

Law360, Philadelphia (April 8, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT) -- Defense and plaintiffs’ attorneys with a stake in asbestos cases faced off in front of the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Monday to debate a proposed law that would obligate plaintiffs to disclose whether they have submitted claims against bankruptcy trusts.

According to advocates of the legislation, House Bill 1150, introduced by Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, will eliminate the process of “double dipping,” through which asbestos victims recover twice from the same injury, through both tort litigation and through the asbestos trust process.

“At the same time...
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