NJ Group Wants To Keep Time Limit On Asbestos Suits

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (August 21, 2015, 7:39 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute has raised concerns that a bill by Sen. Robert Singer, R-Ocean, to remove the statute of limitations on mesothelioma lawsuits would make the state "a magnet for asbestos litigation."

The watchdog group contends the state's current rule allowing patients to sue within two years from a diagnosis even if decades have passed since the asbestos exposure occurred, is very liberal. Further, the NJCJ said, there's no evidence plaintiffs or their families have been harmed by the current system.

"Reasonable statutes of limitation promote justice, discourage unnecessary delay, and preclude the prosecution of stale or fraudulent...

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